Top 5 FAQs businesses want to know about solar

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

FAQ You’re thinking about going solar. But you don’t know what you don’t know. So, what are the most common questions businesses ask when exploring the benefits of solar? 1. Why should I spend time or money on solar right now? A: Solar Technologies' research reveals three primary reasons organizations choose to invest in a solar strategy: Financial [...]

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 [...]

It’s Electric: Schools board the electric school bus trend

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

For many students this fall, the daily ritual of boarding a school bus is about to become a safer, cleaner, more fiscally and environmentally responsible experience. Driven primarily by long-term cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint, school districts from Minnesota to California have begun to incorporate electric school buses into their fleets.  Electric buses are [...]

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 [...]

Introduction to offsite commercial solar

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Commercial organizations are under increasing pressure to make better use of clean, renewable energy options. While solar is an increasingly popular choice, sometimes a business’s site isn’t ideal for solar. Not every rooftop, parking lot or piece of land is suitable for onsite commercial solar equipment. Plus, not every organization owns their facilities or has the resources [...]

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 [...]

Energy users aren’t the only winners with community solar

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

The expansion of community solar across the U.S. is bringing solar power—and its many benefits—to a number of individuals and businesses who might otherwise not be able to participate. Not so long ago, installing solar panels on your rooftop or undeveloped property was the only way to access solar-generated electricity. If you were unable (or lacked [...]

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 [...]