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 EASIEST MILLION YOU’LL EVER MAKE

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Solar Technologies, one of the Bay Area’s leading solar providers, announced today that even small organizations can expect to pay their energy utility more than a million dollars over the course of 25 years. “Switching to solar is one of the single best ways to reduce your company’s operating costs and environmental footprint,” said Solar Technologies [...]

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 [...]

Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

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 [...]

Sustainable Business Practices and Your Bottom Line

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

When a money-minded publication like Fortune says “Like it or not, sustainability is now the core of your business,” you know a seismic shift in corporate social responsibility is taking place. The fact that some businesses are not yet sure what that looks like for them is irrelevant. The point is, when sustainable business practices benefit [...]

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

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

While the epic East Coast Winter Storm Jonas was dumping feet of snow across New York, Washington, D.C., and beyond last January, an intrepid customer of ours snapped this photo showing two homes with Solar Technology by SunPower solar that were still producing some electricity despite blizzard conditions. Although we were impressed he was willing to brave [...]