The Benefits of Installing Solar on Your Investment Property


In recent years, more and more homeowners have invested in solar panels as a way to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint. However, while more private homeowners are installing solar panels, it’s still rare to see solar panels on the roof of a home used as a rental property. This is primarily because many investment property owners don’t see any incentive for installing solar…

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Do Solar Panels Work on a Cloudy Day?


Here in Western New York, we get our share of cloudy days. Sometimes it’s “mostly cloudy,” sometimes it’s “partly cloudy,” but overall, our cloud-to-sun ratio is fairly high. So does it make sense to install solar panels in a region that’s not known for endless days of brilliant sunshine? The answer is yes, solar panels do work on cloudy days. They’re not quite as efficient,…

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Taking Advantage of Federal Solar Tax Credits: What You Need to Know


One of the best ways to make your investment in solar energy a financially successful one is to take advantage of all the incentives available to you. That’s why we’re committed to making sure you understand your options fully before making that investment. What is the Federal Tax Credit for installing solar panels? The federal solar tax credit, known officially as the Investment Tax Credit…

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Solar Power: How Does It Work and Is It for You?


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 energy source and will make…

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Reasons You Might Want a Battery for Your Solar Power System


Solar by CIR’s customers are realizing the proven benefits of solar energy. By taking advantage of our Solar by CIR financing options, residents can often save money beginning in the first month! In addition, installing a solar battery can also help reduce your energy bill. Later Use of Stored Electricity Installing a battery as part of your solar panel system is helpful in storing the…

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Benefits of a Solar Powered EV Charging Station


More automotive companies that previously produced only gasoline-powered vehicles have shifted focus to manufacturing EVs for your daily use, with Tesla leading the way. If you already own or look forward to purchasing an EV, then having an efficient and effective solution to charge the car battery at home is beneficial and fulfilling. You’ve definitely got to choose whether to charge the battery off-grid or…

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Benefits of a Commercial Solar Installation


If you are a business leader or manager, you will agree that electricity cost is one of your enterprise’s highest overhead costs. By depending on the commercial power grid, it is not surprising that your business will sometimes find itself being subjected to price increases or electricity rate fluctuations. Fortunately, a proficient commercial solar installer can help you flip that script and achieve energy independence…

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Solar Panel Recycling: Everything You Need To Know


Solar energy is becoming incredibly popular in the United States. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, there are more than 2 million installations in the U.S. and projects an addition of 4 million by 2023. This rapid growth in the solar industry is due to the benefits solar energy provides. Unlike traditional energy generation, solar panels provide clean and renewable energy and require…

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What Is Net Metering & How Does it Work?


As you look into getting a solar power system installed for your home, you’re likely to hear the term net metering come up a lot. For many people, this term comes up before they know what it is. Net metering is actually a big part of what allows solar power to become such an attractive alternative power source for many people. To understand what net…

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Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?


It is likely that you have heard a lot of talk in recent years about the benefits of adding solar panels to your home. The fact is that recent years have seen many homeowners choose to invest in solar panels as a way to reduce their carbon footprint as well as their electric costs, which caused the solar industry to grow by 59% each year…

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