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 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…

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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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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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Big Congrats to our own Ashley Regan!


“The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), does hereby certify that Ashley Regan has satisfied the requirements and standards for the PV Technical Sales Professional.” The next time that you see Ashley, give her a high five! Ashley becomes the fourth member of our team to be NABCEP Certified. This is a huge accomplishment! Voluntary certification programs accomplish three important goals: 1. Provide…

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A Thank-You to Our Summer Intern Quinn Porzio


Quinn Porzio joined the Solar by CIR team back in late May to help with the summer rush. Construction season always leaves us very busy this time of year and his help went a long way. Quinn took on whatever task he was given. You could always guarantee that his work would be done well and in good time. Some of his responsibilities were looking…

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CIR RANKS 9th IN NEW YORK STATE’S SOLAR CONTRACTORS LIST


Solar Power World, the industry’s leading business-to-business publication, announced the release of its 2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors list at the end of July. The Top Solar Contractors list is the most recognized annual listing of North America’s top solar contractors working in the utility, commercial and residential markets. Companies are grouped and listed by specific service (construction firms, developers, electrical subcontractors, EPCs, rooftop contractors), markets…

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Solar By CIR Partners with the Coalition to Solarize Chautauqua County


BUFFALO, NY – Solar by CIR is happy to announce its participation as an installer for the ‘Solar Chautauqua’ campaign. This campaign is comprised from the Coalition to Solarize Chautauqua County with support from New York State’s Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of solar electric (PV) installations in a focused neighborhood or community. Using…

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Community solar anchor tenant and sponsor – simply explained


First a quick review What is Community Distributed Generation? Community DG involves one large solar array where local residences, businesses, and industrial users otherwise known as members can buy into a portion of energy from the large array without having to install any equipment on their land or property. The energy credits are sent remotely via the utility and the energy savings can be seen directly…

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