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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Building Integrated Photovoltaics, not your fathers solar panel.


BUFFALO, NY – In an age where technology is advancing at lightning pace, function and form must go hand in hand. The solar industry is no exception to this rule. More and more, customers interested in solar are not only looking for the energy producing benefits of solar modules, but they want them to look good while doing it. Residential customers in particular are becoming…

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“Yeah, but does solar work in Buffalo???”


“Yeah, but does solar work in Buffalo???” That’s a question that we in the WNY Solar industry hear at least once a day. It is a very relevant question, at that. In a city known for its inclement weather, overcast skies, and snow storms that still manage to catch us off guard, how could we possibly believe that a solar panel could produce during those…

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Is Community Solar Right For You?


According to data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the primary US research and development center for renewable energy, only a quarter of commercial and residential rooftops are suitable for solar panels.  If that’s the case, it provides an opportunity for community solar projects to drive the initiative of shared solar energy. But what is community solar? Community solar also known as Community Distributed Generation…

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Claiming Your NY State and Federal Tax Incentives


Tax season may be months away, but this year is different because it’s the year you installed solar panels on your home! It’s time to get that enormous 30% Federal and 25% State tax credits from your investment. If you’re reading this and haven’t installed Solar on your home yet—what are you waiting for? Sign up here to get a personalized solar quote from WNY’s best installers. This…

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Wind vs Solar: Which is the better technology?


When thinking about renewable, alternative forms of energy available for residential use two sources come to mind: wind and solar. Both forms offer immense promise for reducing the current rate at which we consume fossil fuel and could be the fastest growing power source over the next few decades; however, is one better than the other? In order to recognize which system is more cost…

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