Do solar panels work in the winter?


Snow and ice on your solar panels and what to expect While we are usually excited to welcome Western New York’s first snowfalls in December and January, we know that there will be some days or weeks where solar systems are not producing energy. This is the time of year that we get calls from concerned homeowners who see an error message on their solar…

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Solarize SBR Campaign is Extended


Solarize SBR Campaign Extended 90 Days The Solarize SBR has been extended an additional 90 days due to strong interest from members of Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable (WNYSBR). Originally set to expire in November, the campaign has been extended by WNYSBR until February 28th 2018. Solarize SBR is a campaign that gives exclusive pricing to the 70+ WNYSBR organizations and their employees for…

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Solarize SBR Awards Residential Solar Installer


Solar by CIR is excited to announce that they have been selected by the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable (WNYSBR) to be the preferred residential solar installer for the Solarize SBR campaign. WNYSBR has decided to offer a solarize campaign to their members who have joined their organization to develop and implement corporate sustainability plans. The campaign is designed to complement SBR’s work to…

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Solar by CIR selected as solar installer for Solarize Tonawanda Campaign


Tonawanda Town officials have announced a limited time price offering to assist residents and business owners who are interested in converting to solar energy through the Solarize Tonawanda program. The campaign was initiated through the efforts of the Tonawanda Planning and Development Department with the support of numerous local businesses and organizations. Solarize Tonawanda has vetted CIR as a local solar company that will install your solar…

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Solar Installation by Solar by CIR powering Sail Buffalo


Director of Operations at Sail Buffalo, Captain Pierre Wallinder, has been developing something special along the shore of Lake Erie at the Outer Harbor. An article in Buffalo Rising this month that covers the ongoing evolution of the Sail Buffalo Sailing School mentions the incorporation of solar panels, which were installed by CIR in 2014. The incorporation of solar panels on this site are part…

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Solarize Amherst Campaign Extended Through September


On July 31, the Amherst Town Board held a vote on whether to extend the Solarize Amherst Campaign beyond the previous end date of July 30.  Voting unanimously, the Board adopted Resolution 2017-903, Extension of Solarize Amherst Campaign and Electrical Permit Fee Waiver. Solarize Amherst will now continue through Saturday, September 30, 2017, an additional 60 days.  Until then, residents of Amherst are still eligible…

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Solar by CIR Ranks 5th in New York and 1st in Buffalo


The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list was recently published in the July 2017 issue of Solar Power World, a leading online and print resource for news and information about solar installation, development, and technology.  The list features the top solar contractors in the country, from the Midwest to the Coasts, and includes solar developers, construction companies, rooftop contractors, and more who are installing solar for…

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New Opportunities for Commercial Solar Through Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing


Many business owners have considered solar panels, high efficiency lighting, new furnaces or even chillers for their property, but often run into doubts that lead into not moving forward on their plan.  Some of those questions may include, ‘what if I move locations, what if I sell my business, how will any loans impact my credit, will this improvement help save me money?’  In many…

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Solar by CIR named solar installer for Solarize Amherst


Amherst Town officials this week have announced a limited time price offering to assist residents and business owners who are interested in converting to solar energy through the Solarize Amherst program. The campaign was initiated through the efforts of the Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee, as well as the Clean Energy Communities Committee, which was created by the Town Board in March.  As part of…

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CIR Ranked 53rd in the US for Top Residential Solar Contractors of 2016


BUFFALO, NY – Jeff Pedro, Chief Financial Officer of CIR Electrical Construction Corporation, announced today that CIR Electrical Construction Corp was ranked 53rd in SolarReviews Top 100 American Residential Solar Contractors of 2016. SolarReviews allows people to review installers’ and manufacturer’s performance as rated by their customers. These results were based on reviews received over the last twelve months. “We are both humbled and proud…

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