5-Eco Friendly Tips for College Students Living Off Campus

August 31, 2018 - It’s that time of year again, when summer starts to come to an end and everyone’s headed back to school. This transition into the new school year can be exciting for many, especially those who are headed off to college for the first time or going back for another year. For many college students, saving […] Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Community Solar Farm

August 22, 2018 - We get it. Making a change in anything can be difficult, especially when it comes to your home’s energy bills. Up until now, homeowners and renters have had limited options when choosing to put solar panels on their property. However, we’re here to tell you that there’s a new way to access solar energy – […] Read More

Cook Your Meals with Solar Energy

July 27, 2018 - Okay, admit it. As a kid, you most likely tried to fry an egg on the hot sidewalk to prove or disprove that ‘it’s so hot outside you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.’ We all learned that although the egg responds to the heat, the sidewalk doesn’t usually get above 140° F (60° […] Read More

Do Electric Cars Really Save You Money?

July 24, 2018 - Whether an electric vehicle (EV), which is 100 percent powered by electrical sources, or a plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) that runs on a mix of electric power and conventional gasoline, it seems every car manufacturer has a model on the market or is developing one. Those who are environmentally conscious, and/or are hoping to save […] Read More

Beat the Heat this Fourth of July

July 3, 2018 - Happy Independence Day! It’s that time of year again, and for many American’s – it’s our favorite day of the year. The Fourth of July seems like the unofficial kickoff to Summer for many of us and is a great way to get together with family and friends to honor American independence & show our […] Read More

How to Keep Your Cool as a Heat Wave Approaches the Northeast

June 28, 2018 - AccuWeather meteorologists are warning that a dangerous heat wave will overcome the northeastern US this weekend and will continue through July 4th holiday. A heat wave is defined as high temperatures at or above 90 F continuing over three consecutive days. Although we typically expect temps to rise in July, experts say this could be […] Read More

Passing the VDER Moratorium Bill Could Speed Up Cuomo’s 2030 Renewable Plan

June 13, 2018 - By Michael Francis General Manager of BlueRock Solar Two bills were recently introduced in the State assembly and senate that seek to amend the public service law to restore net energy metering for Community Distributed Generation, most commonly utilized for community solar. On March 9th, 2017 New York State enacted laws to transition away from […] Read More

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint With Sustainable Gardening

May 25, 2018 - After a long and very cold and rainy spring, it appears the temperatures are beginning to trend upward as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Finally we have the opportunity to get outside in our gardens and begin the clean up and planting process that many of us have longed for. Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate […] Read More

High Energy Costs Need Not Plague Brewers

May 22, 2018 - By Phil VanHorne CEO & President of BlueRock Energy Breweries both large and small find energy costs to be one of their greatest operating expenses. According to the Brewer’s Association, the largest drain is in refrigeration requirements (35%), followed by electricity used for packaging (25%). Other areas that impact electricity usage include the broiler house, […] Read More

Preparing Your Energy Bills for Warmer Weather

April 18, 2018 - Contrary to popular belief, Summer is coming, and the warm weather will be here before we know it! As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, right? In the meantime, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you can save energy once the warmer weather rolls in. Upgrade old appliances. It’s important to […] Read More

Celebrating the Spring Equinox with Energy Saving Tips

March 20, 2018 -   March 20th officially marks the first day of Spring, and if you’re like us (headquartered in Syracuse, NY), you know that even though there may be snow on the ground, the prolonged winter season is coming to an end. With high hopes of warm weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time […] Read More

BlueRock Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day, and Every Day

March 13, 2018 - With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, going green is top ‘o mind for most of us. Irish or not, we celebrate the Irish culture by wearing all things green, drinking green libations, eating corn beef and cabbage, and dancing to Irish music. It’s a day of shenanigans and fun but it also signals […] Read More

Subscription-Style Community Solar and Shared Ownership: What’s the Difference?

March 13, 2018 - Going solar is increasingly becoming a viable option for those interested in shrinking their carbon footprint. No longer is installing solar panels on your rooftop the only option, which is good news for those with unsuitable roof space or who rent their home. Currently there’s the option of Community Solar. There are two types of […] Read More

Restaurant Success is More Than Just Serving Great Food

February 27, 2018 - Restaurant owners are up against a lot of odds. Even with an awesome menu, there are several other factors that play into its success. Competition and word of mouth are key, but location is by far one of the biggest factors. However, location is not just about the part of town a restaurant is located […] Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Energy Bill

February 27, 2018 - With the Spring Equinox right around the corner (March 20th) we could start to assume the end of frigid, snowy weather is within our grasp. Just like the transition from the mild temperatures of fall to the frigid temps of winter, spring is our 3-month reprieve from bitter cold temps, yet also a precursor to […] Read More

Top 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an Energy Supplier

February 21, 2018 - We understand choosing an energy supply company (ESCO) isn’t always the easiest thing to do. With several companies, prices and plans – it can get hard to decipher which energy supplier is the best for you. Luckily, we’ve outlined the top 5 aspects to look for when choosing an energy supplier. Word of Mouth. Getting […] Read More

Plugging Into Community Solar Just Became A Strategic Hedge

February 2, 2018 - By Phil VanHorne President Trump recently imposed stiff tariffs on imported solar panel components, after determining that increased foreign imports of these products are ‘seriously detrimental to domestic manufacturers.’ According to reports, the 30 percent tariff will be imposed on imported solar panel components, with the rate declining to 15 percent within four years. The […] Read More

Budget Plan vs. Fixed Plan, What’s the Difference?

January 23, 2018 - By Phil Van Horne CEO, BlueRock Energy I often get the question, ‘What can an Energy Supply Company (ESCO) do for me that my utility company can’t?” or “Why would I switch to an ESCO?” I have explained often how not only do we provide outstanding customer service and work closely with each individual customer […] Read More

Keep the Cold Outside This Winter

December 27, 2017 -   As the bitter cold weather rolls in, find ways to cut back on your energy usage while still staying warm this winter. Unplug Appliances Not In Use: This can include anything from televisions and video game consoles, to microwaves, coffeemakers and cell phone chargers. Even unplugging your washer and dryer can be a great […] Read More

How To Control Your Energy Bills This Winter

November 6, 2017 - Ho-Ho-Ho or Bah Humbug: What will you say when your energy bill arrives? Now that November has begun, we all know what’s right around the corner! Whether you choose to be more of a “Scrooge” when the holidays come around, or a “Jolly Old Saint Nick,” there’s one aspect about the holiday season you can’t […] Read More

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