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Proudly One of Rochester’s Best Places To Work

Work is a fact of life, and one that occupies a great deal of our time. On average, it’s been estimated that nearly a third of our lives is spent at work. Keeping this in mind, wouldn’t you want to work for a company that adds to your life? Wouldn’t you want a job you […]


Renewable Energy: A Public Health Imperative

Increasing the use of renewable-sourced energy is a public health imperative and healthcare organizations are in a prime position to lead the way. We know that at every stage of traditional fossil fuels and the ever-more extractive fossil fuels, from extraction to burning, are a leading source of negative health impacts across the globe. The healthcare […]

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5 Common Myths About Commercial Solar Power Debunked for Good

The future of solar power in Western New York is bright, and it’s getter even brighter. Despite their growing popularity, many consumers still have concerns about solar energy and how well solar panels work. Isn’t it too cold here? Aren’t they expensive? Won’t they ruin my roof? Don’t let common misconceptions about solar power prevent […]


Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator’s Workplace Charger Challenge

Join SunCommon at the Rochester Chamber SPOTlight- Workplace Charging– March 6th at 4:45 to 7pm SunCommon is delighted to be one of six companies to join the Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator’s Workplace Charger Challenge! Sponsored by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, this challenge will encourage other businesses to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers onsite for […]


Farewell to a SunCommon NY Super Hero

Everyone loves a success story and we have a doozy to share! Today we are celebrating our in-house superhero, John Conklin, Solar Home Advisor. John is our longest tenured residential sales person who has sold the highest number of residential solar systems in the history of our company! He has sold over a million dollars […]


Project Highlight: A January Residential Install

You may think that January is a terrible time to install solar. Quite the contrary! The sun still shines during winter, dear friends. Come spring and summer, your solar array is all installed and ready to turn those rays into mean, green, clean energy. Here is a quick look at a current install project in […]


Solar Tariff – We’re Not Slowing Down

Hello Rochester Area Friends,   Yesterday the President decided to impose a 30% tariff to the price of solar panels.  As you may guess, we at SunCommon NY, Rochester’s Fastest Growing Company, think this decision is remarkably shortsighted and detrimental to the economy and do not agree with anything that would slow us on our […]


Seneca Nation Leaders of Renewables, by Danny Resch

The Seneca Nation of Indians have always respected and relied on their land. They continue to hunt and fish in the wilderness, run and play on Lacrosse fields, and grow vegetables they call Deohako, “the life supporters.” More recently they have been powering their lives with clean renewable energy. They are people proud of the […]


B Corporation Conference Recap

Written by Land Developer, Rachel Clar In early October, 550 members of the mission-based business movement gathered in Toronto for our guiding organization’s annual conference.   We are united in the belief that business can be used as a force for social good – to paraphrase Ghandi, that we must be the change that we want […]


Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amurtel Partner to Bring Solar Outreach Systems to Puerto Rico

BOULDER, CO and WAITSFIELD, VT: Amicus Solar Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative of solar energy companies including SunCommon, and Amurtel, a non-profit working in disaster relief, are partnering to build Solar Outreach Systems (SOS) to bring dozens of desperately needed portable solar energy systems to power critical areas in Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans living in Puerto […]


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