Solar Takes the Top Spot for New Energy Sources for the First Half of 2014


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Major utilities know that solar is a smart economical solution to diversified clean energy production in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & beyond but there is smart and there is market dominance. Reports are coming in that for the first half of 2014 solar in all its forms (residential, commercial & utility) has made up more new sources of energy than natural gas in all its forms including fracking. 43% of installed capacity in the first half of 2014 was solar compared to 41% for natural gas and a paltry 12% for wind. With solar incentives decreasing as capacity ramps up, don’t miss your opportunity to pay a fraction of the price for fully custom designed residential solar that is guaranteed for 25 years and is designed to maximize every last drop of available sunlight that hits your...

Enphase Showcases SunUp Solar’s 200kw Country Club Install


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CHALLENGE Maintain historic site’s natural and aesthetic beauty while taking measure to reduce environmental impact SOLUTION Design solar PV systems that remain almost entirely out of public view RESULT 200kW Enphase System allows the site to draw energy from renewable power source “ We spent a long time evaluating other technologies and companies out there, but working with Enphase was an absolute game changer.” — Doug Hertz Principal SunUp Solar Energy On the banks of the Hudson River, the Sleepy Hollow Country Club uses its respected reputation to lead its community toward environmental stewardship. With Enphase, Sleepy Hollow becomes a renewable energy pioneer while preserving the club’s historic nature. Doing Right by the Environment Country clubs traditionally have high resource demands, from fertilizing and watering golf course lawns to the steady use of HVAC systems, but some are breaking with tradition to become environmentally responsible. Westchester County’s Sleepy Hollow Country Club already does its part to properly use water, minimize chemical use, and be a good neighbor to the community. With high electric costs and a 300+ acre campus that houses sports and leisure facilities, the club is now turning to solar to generate its own renewable energy and further its commitment to a better environment. Preserving the property’s picturesque beauty was of the utmost importance, and installer SunUp Solar Energy designed a system to maximize energy production without unwanted visible attention. Their secret: the Enphase System. When SunUp Solar started installing solar, they a made bold technical decision to go 100 percent Enphase, and they haven’t turned back since. “We’re extremely happy with our six-year relationship with Enphase and...

Music of Summer #5 “Oye Como Va” by Santana


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SunUp Solar presents the Summer of Sun, a reminder of all the great activities summer brings like music, food, family & fun. Activities you can greatly increase when your not paying a high and constantly rising  monthly electric utility bill. “Oye Como Va” by Santana “Oye Como Va” is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1963 and popularized by Santana’s rendition of the song in 1970 on their album Abraxas, helping to catapult Santana into stardom with the song reaching #13 on the Billboard Top 100. The song also reached #11 on Billboard’s Easy Listening survey and #32 on their R&B chart.[1] It was inspired by Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s “Chanchullo.” The title comes from the first words: Spanish: English: Oye como va Listen to how [it] goes OR Hey, how is it going Mi ritmo “My rhythm” Bueno pa’ gozar “Good for enjoying” or “good to enjoy” Mulata See: Mulatta The fact that the phrase “Oye como va” is the title of the song and is sung somewhat separately from the phrase “mi ritmo” makes it easy to interpret the meaning as “Hey, how’s it going?” However, the first sentence is actually “Oye como va mi ritmo,” meaning “Listen to how my rhythm goes.” Source: Wikipedia   Music of Summer #4 “Future Man, Future Lady” by Ziggy Marley (ft. Laurie Berkner) Music of Summer #3 “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” by Lynyrd Skynyrd Music of Summer #2 “Good Times Roll” by The Cars Music of Summer #1 “Going Up The Country” by Canned...

First Solar Landfill For New York State


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A 2.3 MW solar array is to be built in West Nyack, this will be the first landfill with a solar plant in the state of New York. Over the course of its lifetime, the clean power plant is expected to save taxpayers about $4 million dollars. (The West Nyack landfill is capped and has been decommissioned.) Re-purposing a landfill is a perfect marriage of unobstructed sunlight and large underdeveloped unused land. Turning a landfill into a solar power plant is a creative investment in the ever declining energy supply in the New York Metro area. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is preparing a white paper to help other municipalities develop their own solar power plants. Clarkstown is one of about 600 cities and towns to sign the United States Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. The 84,000 resident town is located about 34 miles northwest of New York...

NY State Creates Database Of Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs


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If you ever had any questions about how many homes are switching to solar power, or more interestingly how many more are switching to solar from month to month the NY-Sun Initiative championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has all the data you would need. Solar is growing in the New York Westchester, Rockland & Orange counties at exciting rates. Also under NY-Sun, a total of 316 MWs of solar photovoltaic capacity have been installed or is under development in the past two years, which will result in the avoidance of approximately 116,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.   Solar Photovoltaic (PV) kilowatts (kW) Installed by County and Sector Stacked Bar Chart: Beginning...

Music of Summer #4 “Future Man, Future Lady” by Ziggy Marley (ft. Laurie Berkner)


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SunUp Solar presents the Summer of Sun, a reminder of all the great activities summer brings like music, food, family & fun. Activities you can greatly increase when your not paying a high and constantly rising  monthly electric utility bill. “Future Man, Future Lady” by Ziggy Marley (ft. Laurie Berkner) David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley (born 17 October 1968) is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of Rita Marley and reggae legend Bob Marley. He and his Melody Makers made a guest appearance on the popular kids television show Sesame Street in the 1991–92 season, and sang a Sesame Street version of “Small People” from their 1991 album Jahmekya In 1996, Marley and the Melody Makers recorded the reggae-style theme song for the children’s television series Arthur called “Believe in Yourself”. He voiced Ernie, one of Sykes’ (Martin Scorsese) Rasta jellyfish henchmen in the 2004 film Shark Tale. In the film when Oscar (Will Smith) tries to sing the Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds”, Marley’s character zaps Oscar on the head and says “That’s not the way you sing that song, mon.” The title song for the film was a cover version of “Three Little Birds” performed by Marley and Sean Paul. Further voice acting includes “Crockadle” on an episode of My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, the Cheshire Cat in a 2010 episode of Wonder Pets, and Reflux the Knaaren, in the Ubisoft video game Rayman 3. Marley covered “Drive” by The Cars for the Adam Sandler movie 50 First Dates, and his father’s song “Three...

Music of Summer #3 “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” by Lynyrd Skynyrd


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SunUp Solar presents the Summer of Sun, a reminder of all the great activities summer brings like music, food, family & fun. Activities you can greatly increase when your not paying a high and constantly rising  monthly electric utility bill. “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” by Lynyrd Skynyrd The song is memorable for its lyrics and simple guitar riff. Lynyrd Skynyrd, depicting themselves as just working-class musicians who liked making music at the time, were anxious in the world of record companies, managers, and agents. The song is a message to the people who did not want anything to do with the band during their early years, but became demanding when the band became successful. It was written by Rossington and Van Zant during a fishing trip. The song failed to reach chart status; however, their later song “Sweet Home Alabama” achieved worldwide recognition Source: Wikipedia   Music of Summer #2 “Good Times Roll” by The Cars Music of Summer #1 “Going Up The Country” by Canned...

Music of Summer #2 “Good Times Roll” by The Cars


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SunUp Solar presents the Summer of Sun, a reminder of all the great activities summer brings like music, food, family & fun. Activities you can greatly increase when your not paying a high and constantly rising  monthly electric utility bill. “Good Times Roll” by The Cars The track was produced by Roy Thomas Baker. Written and sung by Cars lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, it was released as the album’s third single. “Good Times Roll”, along with the rest of the tracks from The Cars, was recorded in just two weeks. However, the album’s chart success was so long-lived that the release of its follow-up, 1979’s Candy-O, was delayed. The song begins with electronic drums and a guitar riff, soon joined by Ocasek’s lead vocals and synthesizers by keyboardist Greg Hawkes. Despite the up-tempo-sounding title, “Good Times Roll” is a mid-tempo song, with a beat described as “languid,” “psychedelic” and “creepy.” The lyrics are similarly described as “withering” and Ocasek’s vocal style as “clinical.” Source: Wikipedia Music of Summer #2 “Good Times Roll” by The...

Music of Summer #1 “Going Up The Country” by Canned Heat


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SunUp Solar presents the Summer of Sun, a reminder of all the great activities summer brings like music, food, family & fun. Activities you can greatly increase when your not paying a high and constantly rising  monthly electric utility bill.  “Going Up The Country” by Canned Heat Canned Heat, who were early blues enthusiasts, based “Going Up the Country” on “Bull Doze Blues”, recorded in 1928 by Texas bluesman Henry Thomas. Thomas was from the songster tradition and had a unique sound, sometimes accompanying himself on quills, an early Afro-American wind instrument similar to panpipes. He recorded “Bull Doze Blues” in Chicago on June 13, 1928 for Vocalion Records (no. 1230). For “Going Up the Country”, Canned Heat’s Wilson used Thomas’ melody on the quills and his basic rhythm, but arranged it for a rock setting and rewrote the lyrics. In addition to the bass and drum rhythm section, Henry Vestine supplied a “light electric rhythm guitar” and multi-instrumentalist Jim Horn reproduced Thomas’ quill parts on the flute. Although linked to the counterculture of the 1960s’ back-to-the-land movement, Wilson’s lyrics are ambiguous: Now baby pack your leaving trunk, you know we’ve got to leave today Just exactly where we’re going I cannot say, but we might even leave the U.S.A. ‘Cause there’s a brand new game that I wanna play Source:...

v2.0 New York Metro Area Complete Utility Map


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Working throughout the Tri-State area every day as our analysts, installers & office team it is important that we know where Consolidated Edison (ConEd) ends and Orange & Rockland begins or exactly which parts of Connecticut are powered by municipalities and which are powered by Connecticut Light & Power. Generating power in the New York Metro area can be a complicated process and we realized no one had made publicly available a unified map of the utilities in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area and figured this would help people. Electricity shouldn’t be complex or expensive, solar power isn’t. If you ever wondered what the financial benefits of solar on your home could be we can run the numbers on your home for free. Contact us using the form to the right and get a solid number today....