Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

With a product designed to produce clean, renewable energy for decades, solar panel recycling probably isn’t the first thing you think about when putting in a new power system. But eventually, someone will need to decide what to do with old solar panels that have slowly degraded over time. And adding to the growing pile of [...]

The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Thinking about financing solar power? You don’t have to be a detective to uncover which option is best for your organization—you only have to think like one. Just follow the five W’s (and sometimes H)—a line of questioning used in any basic investigation. The answers can help determine how to pay for commercial solar using the [...]

Key indicators to help you evaluate commercial solar investment success

By | October 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Organizations making a commercial solar investment are often motivated by lower energy bills, tax incentives, or other sustainable energy goals. But what is the best way to measure a program’s success in hitting these targets? A recent article published by Solar Power World notes five key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help organizations evaluate how much value a new solar power [...]

Your Guide to Solar Calculators

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

There are numerous factors that affect the cost and production capacity of your residential or commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system, from tax credits and rebates to weather conditions that change your system’s efficiency and output. This means your solar savings can vary greatly depending on your location, roof size, battery storage options, the size of your [...]

7 Ways Renewable Energy Can Power Our World

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy solutions are literally found in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. Here’s a look at seven renewable energy sources that can be tapped directly or indirectly to help our world go green and fight global warming. From Living Things to Electricity Bioenergy is a [...]

Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

A new study suggests nearly 5 million commercial utility customers in the U.S. are at a financial tipping point that could make adding solar battery storage a good option. At this point in the evolution of energy storage technology, the most sensible application for installing a storage system is when customers are subject to relatively high [...]

WAITING TO GO SOLAR WILL COST YOU

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, announced today that homeowners and business owners should take advantage of the federal solar energy tax credit while they still can. “There’s no better time than the present to invest in solar,” said Jeff Parr, owner of Solar Technologies. “Although solar energy is becoming more and [...]

How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

People who are new to how residential solar power works often ask these two questions: What happens when my solar panels generate more electricity than I use during daylight hours? How do I power my home when the sun isn’t shining? Most grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar systems today have no way of storing the electricity generated [...]

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need: Panel Size and Output Factors

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. Do you want to minimize your carbon footprint?  Maximize your return on your investment? Save as much money as possible?  Most people want to save money while minimizing their environmental impact. To calculate how many solar panels you need, [...]

How Going Solar is Helping California County Save Millions — and Raise Revenue

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Community, Going Solar, What's New|

Faced with lean budgets and skyrocketing energy prices, a small county in Northern California needed to drastically reduce its energy bills to avoid having to cut services to its residents. So, Yolo County, California, population 200,000, partnered with SunPower and switched to clean, renewable solar energy, achieving national recognition for being the first net positive county in [...]