Business Feed

How to create a highly-effective solar RFP

By | 2018-04-09T09:48:44+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Most public entities and some large corporations must initiate solar projects through a formal process. They send out a request for proposal (RFP) and evaluate competitive bids before selecting a vendor for the job. If your organization plans to create a solar RFP, know that the quality and specificity of the proposals you receive will most [...]

What to expect when you go solar: 4 stages to completing a new commercial solar installation

By | 2018-04-09T10:08:22+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Your organization has committed to going solar. Now what? While you may have experience with other types of construction projects, taking part in a new commercial solar installation may seem like uncharted territory. This business brief offers a road map of what to expect on your journey from signing the contract to flipping the “on” switch [...]

Investigating how to go solar? Expect solar companies to ask you these 7 questions

By | 2018-04-09T10:03:41+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

When you’re ready to discuss how to go solar with photovoltaic (PV) solar system providers, you should also be ready to answer some key questions. Your potential partners in clean energy aren’t trying to be nosey—they’re simply attempting to collect basic information that will help determine the best solar power options to meet your organization’s unique requirements. [...]

Honored with SunPower 2017 “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” Award

By | 2018-04-09T10:06:54+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: Awards, Business Feed, Design|

  Solar Technologies, a Santa Cruz based solar installer, has received the SunPower “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2017. “Earning SunPower’s 2017 ‘Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year’ award for our success delivering the world’s highest efficiency solar systems and superior customer service to business [...]

Solar incentives, policies and advocacy: 5 info-packed sites to save and share

By | 2018-04-09T10:06:14+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

As you might imagine, there’s a ton of solar information available to business leaders, but where to begin? We’ve handpicked five great sites that offer insight into the latest solar incentives and policies, in addition to the activism that’s shaping them both. Whether you’re just starting out or well on your path to going solar, take [...]

Commercial solar panel degradation: What you should know and keep in mind

By | 2018-03-13T08:27:49+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

As we’ve seen, there are a number of important characteristics to consider when making a solar panel decision for your business. One of the most critical is understanding the degradation rate of the solar panels you’re evaluating, how it compares among manufacturers, and what impact solar panel degradation can have on your organization’s bottom line.  What do the [...]

The real financial benefits of commercial solar

By | 2018-03-13T08:26:56+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

If you’ve been wary about the financial impact of going solar, you’ll be glad to know that it’s never been more affordable. In fact, there are some real financial benefits to commercial solar. An EnergySage article debunks the notion that you need to have deep pockets to invest in solar energy while calling it a “key strategic decision that [...]

An introduction to net metering: your friend and business partner

By | 2018-03-13T08:25:54+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Net metering (also known as net energy metering or NEM) is a billing arrangement that allows businesses and individuals generating their own electricity to deliver unused energy back to their local power grid and get credited back for its retail price. While it’s a simple concept, it can lead to complex questions: Are all net metering [...]

Are solar systems worth it? Evaluating your business’s return on potential solar solutions

By | 2018-03-13T08:24:51+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

More and more businesses are going solar. But are solar systems worth it or even a good investment for you? Understanding the true value of any business decision requires that you weigh the total benefit against the total cost. Evaluating potential solar solutions and determining the overall return on your investment goes well beyond a simple [...]

How businesses and public entities can pay for solar

By | 2018-03-08T11:46:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

So your organization is considering going solar, but there’s concern about how to pay for it and a bit of confusion about the solar financing options available. That’s pretty common, so here’s a quick primer on the main ways a business, educational institution or public organization can pay for solar, including purchasing or leasing a system, [...]