Latest Solar News and Updates from Rochester, Central and Western NY

Faces of SunCommon NY: Meet John

It’s about that time again, a chance for you to get to know who we are and the source of our pride – we’re so proud of our family here at SunCommon NY. This week, on our Faces of SunCommon NY blog series, meet John Bopp, Solar Guide at SunCommon NY. Q: Why should people […]


Superhero at SunCommon NY

“Superheroes represent hope and we are, for the most part, hopeful people.  They explain mystery.  They model behavior.  They inspire.” ~Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA Here at SunCommon NY, we believe in superheroes. That’s because we see many every day at work! Our most recent Superhero is Linden Speranza! She has only […]


Solar Home Advisor – NY

OUR PURPOSE  SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good. […]


Faces of SunCommon NY: Meet Mary

We’re so proud of our “family” here at SunCommon NY and we want to give you a chance to get to know who we are and the source of our pride. So, every couple of weeks we feature one of our colleagues in our Faces of SunCommon NY blog series. This week, we chatted with […]


Faces of SunCommon NY: Meet Luke

We’re so proud of our team here and wanted to give you a chance to get to know who we are – the faces of SunCommon NY. We had a chance to sit down with Luke Spencer, one of our Project Engineers, and it was an absolute pleasure. See what he had to say. Q: […]


Benefit Corporation in Action!

Did you know that SunCommon NY is a certified Benefit Corporation, also known as a B Corp? This means we are committed to our triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit and dedicated to using our business as a force for good. One of the ways SunCommon NY exercises business as a force for good […]


Rochester Residents See Huge Savings from Installed Solar Arrays

SunCommon installed a 7.42kW roof mounted solar array for Elliot and Anna Vos at their home in the Highland Park Neighborhood of Rochester in 2015. The array covers just about 100% of their annual electric usage saving them nearly $1500 per year. Over the life of the system the Vos’ will see over $34,000 in […]


Why the Webster Solar Challenge

Rochester was recently listed as #2 on Redfin’s list of top 10 U.S. cities in the Northeast region with the most untapped solar potential. So what does this mean for our City and for SunCommon NY?  This means we have a huge opportunity in terms of job creation, sustainability, strengthening our local economy, and saving […]

NY Community Solar Array

A Letter From Our CEO

It took almost 15 minutes of my very first undergraduate class to know and understand that Climate Change is real.  At that moment, I engaged in a career to help build a clean energy future – a task that has kept me busy for the last 20 years and beyond.  The political decision to end […]


Solar Safety for First Responders

You may have noticed a neighbor, friend, or family member with a shiny and energy efficient addition to their roof. As more and more solar photovoltaic systems are installed across our community, country, and the world, it’s important to be cognizant of the impact solar will have. One area in which we see a huge […]


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