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Oct 18, 2018
Making the switch to solar power for your farm, business, or home can be intimidating. But with Sunrise Solar you get the personal touch of a family owned company with extensive experience to lean on.  Sunrise Solar is a locally owned company based…
Oct 3, 2018
Research shows that 1” of ice on a 12”x12”x1” or One Square = 10 pounds of weight. A light to moderate snow equals one pound per square foot. The average weight of solar panels and racking is approximately 3 - 4 pounds per square foot.  Why can a…
Sep 29, 2018
If you are a business owner, you are constantly concerned with mitigating risk, protecting against it, and ensuring you have enough cash flow to cover expenses.  When you begin to weight the benefits of solar power for your business, it may seem…
Sep 20, 2018
When it comes to solar panels, one major concern everyone has from homeowners to business owners is “how will my panels hold up in the weather?” Depending on where you reside it may not be uncommon to get strong rains, heavy snowstorms, hail, or…
Sep 10, 2018
We at Sunrise Solar are dedicated to designing and installing the highest quality solar panels on the market today for our customers.  By harnessing the power of the sun, we can help you regain control over your utility bills, whether it’s at your…
Aug 31, 2018
Solar power is one of the most popular clean energy sources today for both homeowners and businesses alike. And there is plenty of clean solar energy to go around, as the sun produces more than 1,500 times the amount of energy all of humanity uses…
Aug 23, 2018
It’s a fact of life — when you have solar panels installed, they will be subjected to extreme weather events, and sometimes even wild swings in temperatures.   The temperature even fluctuates between morning and evening hours can lead to the metal…
Aug 13, 2018
Every day more homeowners and business owners alike are factoring in energy costs and being good stewards of the environment into their daily lives.   A key reason people are making the switch to install solar panels to power their homes and…
Jun 18, 2018
Alternative sources of energy used to power our homes, businesses, and modes of transportation are changing the way we live our lives. Solar power and solar panels are one part of alternative energy helping to change our society. Here are five big…
Jun 17, 2018
The process of installing solar panels on your home or business can be a daunting task. But when you work with Sunrise Solar, you can expect professional service and craftsmanship every step of the way. As a Stoltzfus Family Company, we take pride…
Jun 12, 2018
Sunrise Solar is proud to offer the sonnenBatterie to a wide array of options for our customers. The sonnenBatterie is one of the most economical battery banks on the market across the solar power industry. This is just another example of Sunrise…
Mar 13, 2018
3 Info-Packed Sites to Save and Share As you might imagine, there’s a ton of solar information available online, but where to begin? We’ve handpicked three great sites that offer insight into the latest solar incentives and policies. Whether you’re…
Feb 13, 2018
Simply put, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are a specialized form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that allow organizations to track—and potentially profit from—the amount of clean, renewable energy produced by commercial solar power…
Jan 5, 2018
As Winter Storm Grayson makes its way along the East Coast, you may be wondering about the effects of extreme weather on solar panels. Hardly, you might think, the ideal locale for a commercial solar installation. But that’s not the case. Almost…
Nov 9, 2017
When it comes to solar energy pros and cons, we've heard it all: It's for hippies, it's too expensive or it doesn't work. Yet more solar energy systems are being installed on homes and businesses than ever. We take aim at 10 solar myths and the…
Oct 6, 2017
You know that a residential solar system will change how you power your home. But have you taken the time to think about the ways solar will change your life? 1. There May Be Financial Rewards As soon as your solar system for your home is turned on…
Sep 13, 2017
Solar energy doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. If you’ve been looking at solar systems for your home, business, farm or school, you’ve probably heard some unfamiliar industry jargon. We’re here to simplify your solar experience with this…
Aug 15, 2017
Solar power is the most popular, clean energy option for home and business owners.  If you own a farm, your benefits are substantial.  Federal incentives to run your farm operation by solar are putting money back in your pocket. Our customer, Trey…
Aug 2, 2017
People who are nearsighted typically find it more difficult to read road signs or see distant objects clearly. It’s a condition easily corrected with the right pair of prescription lenses. But those looking to purchase a new commercial solar panel…
Jul 17, 2017
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration 2013 Annual Energy Outlook Report, the national average cost for electricity in the industrial sector, which includes agricultural and irrigation, is projected to increase from 6.4 cents per…
Jul 17, 2017
If you have a north-facing roof, you might think that solar just isn't going to work for your property. Even though it's true that north-facing roofs aren't ideal for solar, you still have options: while you will have some challenges to work around…
Jun 24, 2017
Solar is fascinating! From its discovery to now solar has an incredible story and will continue to keep growing as people turn to more sustainable sources for electricity. There is so much to learn about solar and its industry. Here are five…
Mar 29, 2017
As in “Aggregate net metering” is a modification to net metering that solves the problem by allowing electric customers to offset energy use at all meters or buildings with solar at any meter or building. First, individuals can choose the best…
Mar 18, 2017
Looking for ways to reduce business energy costs?  You may not think all that much about paying your electric bill every month. And if you do, well, that’s just the cost of doing business, right? Nuh-uh. Take just a moment to consider the energy you…
Feb 17, 2017
Our Services Site Inspection Our technicians and designers will visit the location to assess your property and its situation. The available area for your solar array will be carefully measured. If a roof mount system is desired, our roofing experts…
Nov 30, 2016
Highest Efficiency Solar Panels - Sunrise Solar uses only SunPower panels.   SunPower makes the highest efficiency solar panels you can buy for your roof. Source: Highest of over 3,200 silicon solar panels, Photon Module Survey, Feb 2014.   SunPower…
Nov 11, 2016
Solar Energy is the energy that is produced by the sun in the form of heat and light. It is one of the most renewable and readily available source of energy. The fact that it is available in plenty and free and does not belong to anybody makes it…
Nov 1, 2016
Capturing the sun's energy for light, heat, hot water, and electricity can be a convenient way to save money. Whether drying crops, heating buildings, or powering a water pump, using the sun can make the farm more efficient. Putting the Sun to Work…
Oct 11, 2016
Your farm is a legacy. Its success has been your success. Purchasing solar goes a long way in solidifying your legacy and the part you played in passing the farm to the next generation. When you purchase a Solar system you will reduce electrical…

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