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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Here’s why you should get at least 3 quotes before going solar.
As is the case with most big purchases, research is key to getting a great deal. Getting multiple quotes on a solar panel installation is no exception. It is estimated by EnergySage, an online resource that helps customers research and compare solar installation companies, that customers who get 3 or more quotes save an average of 10% off the overall cost of going solar. Which,…Continue Reading
Can I install solar panels myself?
With solar becoming more affordable and efficient, the thought of “Do it Yourself” Solar panel installation may have crossed your mind. It may be tempting at first to DIY a solar panel installation to try and reduce the overall cost of the solar system. However, the question shifts from “can I install solar panels myself” to “should I install solar panels myself, and is it…Continue Reading
How much does it cost to go solar?
So you’re considering a solar panel installation for your home. There’s no question that solar energy is great for the environment, and you may have even heard that solar panels are much more affordable than they used to be. There was once a time where it wasn’t possible to save money by going solar, but now most homeowners who go solar either significantly reduce their…Continue Reading
Solar by CIR Recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor in Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY—More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Solar by CIR has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Solar by CIR achieved a rank of 174 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Holiday Special Offer: 2nd Generation Nest Thermostat
If you’ve been thinking about having a solar system installed by Solar by CIR, call us February 28th 2018 with the promo code NEST2018 and we will include the installation of one 2nd generation NEST thermostat with your solar project. Certain exclusions apply, please ask a Solar by CIR sales representative for details.Continue Reading