Water and Energy: Solar Conserves a Precious Resource

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

The modern world runs on a partnership between water and energy production. Conventional energy sources use a tremendous amount of water to produce electricity, and — in addition — it takes a lot of energy to make drinkable water. A water shortage can mean a crisis for the energy industry. But the good news is that [...]

The 3 Types of Onsite Commercial Solar Installations

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|

When you decide to move forward with solar for your business, the placement and type of commercial solar installation are usually determined by the physical characteristics of your site. This video overviews the three typical onsite solar installation methods, including rooftop solar systems, ground-mounted arrays and carport solar panels. It also covers some of the reasons [...]

Solar 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

Our sun is a naturally occurring nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about eight-and-a-half minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to theoretically satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. However, solar-generated power currently accounts for just four-tenths [...]

How Businesses Can Achieve Their Corporate Sustainability Goals with Solar

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|

Many of America’s biggest and most successful businesses have gone solar to achieve corporate sustainability goals to reduce operating costs and their carbon footprint. The list includes industry giants like Wal-Mart, Target, Apple, IKEA, Macy’s, FedEx, Verizon, General Motors, L’Oreal and others. And every day, more companies, both large and small, are investing in solar as [...]

Should I Put Solar Panels on My House?

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough electricity to power my home? Who makes the best solar panels? But first, it's important to explore if solar panels for your home make sense. Here are some key questions we [...]

Limited Time Offer Solar Financing For Homeowners!

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, Promotion|

Home Solar Rates Are Heating Up. At Solar Technologies we offer a variety of solar financing options so that every homeowner can save with solar regardless of their budget or credit history. From solar lease to solar loan, cash purchase to the PACE program we'll find the right financing solution so you can start saving now. For A Limited [...]

What Is Green Building?: Explaining Eco-Friendly Construction

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|

What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, green construction is becoming more and more common. Several of these are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand the kinds of building practices considered to be [...]

How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

Homeowners shopping for solar often ask us: How much energy does a solar panel produce? It’s a good question because it will help you calculate how many solar panels you'll need to power your home. Depending upon its wattage, a single solar panel only makes enough electricity to power a lightbulb for a few hours, but [...]

Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

When you see solar on your neighbor’s roof does it make you want to go solar too? Maybe your neighbor told you his new solar system helped put a big dent in his electric bill, and you’re thinking going solar could be a nice benefit for your family too. But then you think electricity rates aren't [...]

How Solar Panels Work To Produce Solar Energy In Three Steps

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|

For many, the concept of being able to tap into the sun and produce energy that can power their home, business, or automobile is a mysterious phenomenon. Unlocking the power of the sun in just a few simple steps can not only save you thousands on utility bills but also help create a more sustainable world [...]