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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Solar by CIR Only Local Company to Receive 2020 NYSERDA Quality Designation


We’re pleased to announce that Solar by CIR is the only local solar installer to receive the 2020 NYSERDA Quality Solar Installer designation.  The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, offers information and funding aimed at helping New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.  Contractors that earn the NYSERDA Quality Solar…

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How long does it take to Install Solar Panels?


A common question property owners often have when considering solar panels is simply, “how long does it take to get solar panels installed?”.  As is the case with many things, it’s a simple question with a complex answer, and that answer depends on the following factors.  We’ll cut to the chase: an actual install will take 2 or 3 days. But that’s just a small…

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Choosing the best solar panels for your home


There are a number of things that factor into deciding to go solar. It’s important to understand how much energy you want to produce and whether or not your property is suitable for producing that amount of energy. Generally speaking, if you have an average electric bill of $50 or more and a roof that faces south, you’ve got a suitable property. Even without the…

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