What an Eclipse Means for your Solar Panels

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Americans from coast-to-coast will soon have a rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. The total eclipse, where 100 percent of the sun will be blocked for a short time in a 70-mile-wide path, will first be seen in Oregon around 10:16 a.m. PDT and will then cast its shadow across [...]

Five-Step Guide to How Solar Panels Are Installed

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

While solar panel installation has become simpler over the years, it’s certainly not a typical DIY process. Even a qualified electrician needs solar installation training on a roof and must become familiar with local permitting and fire code requirements to complete a safe and reliable installation. If you’re interested in learning how to become a solar [...]

The Surprising Benefits of Solar That Go Beyond Helping the Environment

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

For some, the benefits of solar power are clear. For others, they may be slightly cloudy. While most people can probably agree that a main reason to go solar is its positive impact on the environment, what are other motivations for adopting this clean energy source? Whatever level of knowledge you have about going solar, this recent list published by energysage contains [...]

Q&A: How Homeowners Beat High Summer Bills With Solar

By | August 5th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar|

The first day of summer is June 20, bringing with it a season of outdoor barbecues, long lazy afternoons and lots of sunshine. But as the temperatures increase, we know homeowners turn up their air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable and that leads to an unfortunate result: high electric bills. Avoiding this seasonal financial squeeze [...]

A Quick Guide to Going Solar

By | July 30th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

If one of your goals is to save money on your electricity bills and/or lead a more green life, you might consider switching to a renewable energy such as emission-free solar power. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, in the next two years the amount of solar power used in the United States is expected to double, [...]

Five Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

With summer heat waves in full swing, homeowners and business owners who rely on conventional power sources to keep cool are likely asking: "How can I reduce my electric bill?" While it takes plenty of power to run an air conditioner, with some parts of the U.S. hitting triple digit temps, we know running heaters during those East [...]

Solar Technology Efficiency: More Breakthroughs are Coming

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

When Bell Labs unveiled the world’s first silicon solar cell in 1954, it was estimated that the company’s new invention could turn 6 percent of the sun’s energy into electricity — a concept commonly referred to as efficiency. Fast forward to 1999. After nearly half a century of solar research, the University of New South Wales [...]

HOME SOLAR FINANCING RATES ARE HEATING UP.

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, Promotion|

July 2017 - Solar Technologies, a SunPower Master Dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leaders in solar panel technology, announced today that they’re offering homeowners the chance to go solar at a low financing charge of just 3.99%* with zero down. “If there was ever a time for Bay Area homeowners to consider going solar, [...]

3 Things to Consider if You’re Building Your Own Green Home

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar|

As the world becomes more aware of how important it is to reduce our collective carbon footprint, so do those who design and build new homes. Architects and homebuilders agree that installing solar panels can have the biggest impact when it comes to significantly reducing or eliminating a building’s carbon footprint. Here are three things to consider [...]