How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Estimating How Much Home Solar Panels Cost One of the first questions someone interested in solar asks is, “How much  do solar panels cost?” The answer is often given in terms of “watts installed” rather than by how much the actual solar panels themselves cost. This is because different manufacturers’ panel wattages and system configurations can [...]

Solar Energy Pros and Cons: 10 Myths Debunked

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

When it comes to solar energy pros and cons, we've heard it all: It's for hippies, it's too expensive or it doesn't work. Yet more solar energy systems are being installed on homes and businesses than ever. We take aim at 10 solar myths and the truths behind them. 1. Solar is a new unproven technology. The history of photovoltaic solar [...]

Solar energy is a choice

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

Story by Marissa Muller Let me take you back in time to 2007. Obama was campaigning for his first term, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, and I headed to Berlin, Germany as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. I was working for Reuters, helping bring more international news to American TVs. It took me but a few weeks [...]

Realizing the Dream of Non-Stop Solar Flight

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

Sometimes, in this age of rapidly-changing technological advancements we live in, it seems like we’ve lost that sense of wonder and enchantment previous generations felt when the Wright brothers took off for the first time in a powered airplane, or Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. Well, the days of [...]

How Home Solar Warranties Work

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Going solar is a long-term investment. You trust it will be on your roof for many years, quietly generating the clean energy you need and lowering – or in some cases completely eliminating – your electricity bills. At SolarTechnologies we are so confident in the efficiency and reliability of our industry-leading SunPower Equinox™ solar solution that we back [...]

Solar Industry Offers Veterans New Job Opportunities

By | November 11th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Solar is a growing industry that’s offering new job opportunities. In 2016, the U.S. solar industry employed 260,077 people, 9 percent of which were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. That makes sense, since active and transitioning military personnel have access to the Solar Ready Vets® program, which provides solar training and employment opportunities for veterans. In recognition of [...]

Understanding commercial solar leasing

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar lease may be a viable choice. Here are three questions to ask about solar leases to help you decide if this is the right way for your organization to go solar: What is a commercial solar lease? What are the pros [...]

Ways to getting solar tax credits incentive if you want to go for solar panel installation

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

If you invest on the installation of solar panels, you can save a lot of money. It may fabulously increase the value of property, reduce operating cost. The most noteworthy benefit is solar tax credits which is a sort of government financial incentive. Solar energy tax credit allows the homeowner to reduce income tax to be [...]

Is my roof good for solar? The questions behind the question

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

If you’re considering a rooftop solar installation, chances are you’ve already done some research about the many benefits of commercial solar power—beyond lower energy costs. But before you can take advantage of any available tax incentives, green credits or net metering options, you need to know if your building can actually support the solar equipment you’re considering. To best answer, “Is my [...]

What is Solar Energy and How Do Solar Panels Work?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity for your home or business. Our sun is a natural nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about 8.5 minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to generate enough solar [...]