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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Deadline for solar discounts has been extended in Orleans County


The deadline for solar discounts in Orleans County have been extended to November 18th! We’re hosting a mixer on Wednesday at 810 Meadworks, 113 West Center Street in Medina from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in solar can meet with one of our representatives to answer questions. For more information, contact Melanie McMahan at mmcmahan@cirelectric.com or visit http://orleanshub.com/deadline-extended-for-solar-discount-in-orleans/

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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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Sunny days ahead for the solar industry


Yesterday Congress announced a huge budget extension for the federal solar tax credits, the solar industry here in Buffalo will see a five year extension. The legislation extends the 30 percent tax credit for three years, through 2019. It then will drop to 26 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021. Ashley said she “breathes easy” now that the extension, approved in a vote by Congress…

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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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