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 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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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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Introducing CIR’s Summer Interns


CIR is thrilled to welcome Kevin, Joe, and Julianny to the company as interns for the summer! Kevin Weigel is a rising senior at the University at Buffalo, majoring in electrical engineering. He is interning with CIR for the summer. So far during his time at CIR, Kevin has worked in the warehouse and been exposed to CIR’s field work. Kevin is currently working as…

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