Are Solar Panels Worth It in Rochester, New York?


Rochester, New York may only see about 155 sunny days every year, but thanks to investments in Solar energy, it supplies a third of Monroe County’s solar capacity per year. Needless to say, investing in solar to power homes and businesses is an ever-increasing sight in Rochester, and considering the city’s solar capacity has increased by an estimated 217% in the last five years according…

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Powering Up: A Guide to EV Chargers and New York State Incentives


Whether your motivation stems from concerns about climate change or you’ve had enough of the sticker shock at the gas pump, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as the pioneers of a sustainable revolution in the world of transportation. With never-ending advancements in technology, it’s clear EVs are here to stay. As someone who has been supporting customers with EV chargers since 2019, I am familiar…

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NYSERDA Helps Solar Energy Be Affordable Despite High Interest Rates


NYS Supports Solar Energy Homeowners With the current state of the economy and concerns over rising interest rates, inflation, and a volatile banking industry, homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their expenses and make sustainable home choices. One option gaining popularity is solar energy. Homeowners in New York, you can turn to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for support….

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Solar by CIR Employee Becomes The Customer


In a world filled with influencers do we ever know for sure if the person doing the promoting really uses the product? Well, when it comes to CIR Solar employee, Jordan Yax, there is no second guessing. Let’s be honest, purchasing a product that you sell is not uncommon, but changing your home over to solar is certainly more of a commitment than purchasing your…

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When Is the Best Time of the Year for Solar Panel Installation?


The best time of the year for solar panel installation depends on several factors, such as climate, availability of installers, and financial incentives. What to Consider Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors which can impact the initial return on investment on your solar panel system. Solar Panel Installer Availability & Permits Often, one overlooked factor is installer availability. Many people think…

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How to Clean Your Solar Panels: Spoiler Alert – DON’T


Are you wondering how to clean your solar panels? We’ll be among the first to admit that there’s nothing quite as beautiful as a spotless array of solar panels gleaming on the rooftop in the sunlight—and we know we’re not alone in our admiration. One of the questions we get asked often by people with solar panels is how to clean them. And the best…

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How Do Solar Panels Work? Is it Right for You?


How Do Solar Panels Work? The sun is where all energy originates. The cost of solar energy has decreased in recent years, and solar technology has improved, allowing us to capture and use the sun’s abundant energy more efficiently. Solar power is starting to enter mainstream energy markets. In fact, the 2019 International Energy Agency Renewables Report demonstrated that solar power is the fastest-growing renewable…

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How To Monitor Energy Usage In Your Home: Home Energy Monitors


This article will teach you how to properly monitor the energy usage in your home through the use of home energy monitors. Does it feel like you’re paying for a vacation in Hawaii every time you see your power bill? Well, you’re probably using way more power than you think you are. Blame it on the device age; from smart speakers to pool filters and…

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How to Calculate the ROI of Solar Panel Installations


Want to calculate Solar ROI (Return On Investment)? Read this blog to figure out how to calculate the payback of solar energy.  The solar energy industry is growing rapidly due to the large drop in prices for solar panel installations. When you install solar panels, the power generated by your solar panels eliminates the bills paid to the utility company. Though the solar panel installation…

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How Much of My House Can I Run Off a Backup Battery?


Are you curious if your house can run off a backup battery? The demand for dependable energy spikes every year and working from home has only exposed the deficiencies in our power systems. Plus, what do you do when bad weather knocks out power for days and you still have deadlines to meet? People are increasingly turning to a home battery as power back-up.  There…

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