28 04, 2017

How Long Does a Commercial Solar Panel Warranty Last?

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|0 Comments

How long do commercial solar panels typically last before requiring maintenance? What measures can be taken to prevent malfunction? Whether your business currently utilizes commercial solar panels or is considering making the switch to solar technology, this article by Solar Power World will give you a helpful rundown on standard solar panel warranty policy. Anticipating one [...]

26 04, 2017

GET YOUR SOLAR PANEL LOAN WHILE IT’S HOT.

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, has announced today a new array of solar panel loan purchasing options for homeowners regardless of their budget or credit history. These include: easy cash purchases, solar leases, PACE (property assessed clean energy), solar loans at competitive rates. “Cash purchases deliver the greatest long-term savings and [...]

24 04, 2017

Solar Loan Rates: Big Savings, Zero Down.

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

There has never been a better time for homeowners to go solar and take advantage of amazing solar loan rates. But with solar tax credits set to expire, that opportunity could slip away. Fortunately, Solar Technologies offers an array of purchasing options for homeowners regardless of their budget or credit history. These include: easy cash purchases, [...]

20 04, 2017

Beyond Solar Panel Efficiency: 4 Important Considerations When Evaluating Solar Panels

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News, What's New|0 Comments

As you evaluate your solar panel options, you may come across the term “solar panel efficiency.” But what does that phrase really mean? How much does solar panel efficiency really matter in the long run? Is it the only thing, or are there other characteristics of commercial solar panels to be aware of when evaluating and comparing [...]

18 04, 2017

Suffering From Tax Due Blues?

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

Tax Day has been responsible for making grown men weep, corporations crumble, and if evaded, can even land you in prison. Yikes. Make 2017 the year that you save big on taxes by switch to solar! You'll not only reduce your carbon footprint, increase the value of your home or business, save on monthly utilities bills but [...]

17 04, 2017

The Key Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Warranty

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News, What's New|0 Comments

Warranties are like spare tires: you never think about them until you really, really need them. But in the case of a commercial solar panel warranty, it’s definitely worth your time to dig into the details of what’s covered, for how long, and how likely it is you’ll use it—before making your purchase decision. What makes [...]

15 04, 2017

So Many Solar Incentives. 

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

With so many solar financial and environmental incentives there never has been a better time to invest in solar panels for your home or business. Financial Incentives  When you switch to Solar most homeowners qualify for a 30% Tax Credit and for business owners this can go up to an impressive 70% back in Solar Tax Incentives. Less money for [...]

12 04, 2017

Why solar industry leaders should support solar advocacy

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Community, Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel installations, is proud to support local advocacy to bring solar to the mainstream in California. We’re starting with Vote Solar, an Oakland-based nonprofit that works across the country advocating for solar policies and programs at the state-level. Vote Solar’s mission is to protect and expand solar markets [...]

10 04, 2017

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

Last year solar was the No. 1 source of new electricity generation ahead of natural gas and coal, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research. In 2016 alone, the U.S. increased its solar (PV) installations by 95 percent, the highest growth rate on record. While it’s exciting to see the growth of [...]

7 04, 2017

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|0 Comments

How does solar energy work? What is the photovoltaic effect? What are the basic components that make up a commercial solar panel installation? It’s actually pretty simple. This video overviews the typical commercial solar panel system components and how solar panels produce electricity. It even covers potential savings to your average electric bill with solar panels. [...]

6 04, 2017

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar system. In the past, purchasing a home solar system might have required a full, upfront payment or a home equity loan. But these days there [...]

4 04, 2017

Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News, What's New|0 Comments

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) may be a viable choice. Here are four questions organizations often ask about solar PPAs to help decide if this financing option is right for their needs: What is a solar [...]

1 04, 2017

Solar Tax Credit Extended.

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

There's Still Time To Save. Originally planned to expire following 2016, the 30% federal solar tax credit was recently extended through 2019.  Homeowners can claim a 30% tax credit on their investment in solar by filling out IRS form 5695 for the tax year in which the system was installed.  Take advantage of this huge incentive [...]

29 03, 2017

What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

Whether it’s the food we consume, the beauty products we wear or the technology we use, consumers want to know what exactly these things are made of. We seek confidence that what we’re buying is safe for ourselves, our families and the environment. Solar shoppers are no different. For consumers and those in the building industry, [...]

28 03, 2017

8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|0 Comments

If you’ve wondered “What is sustainability?” when it comes to business, this infographic can help. It shows eight of the most common things companies focus on when they implement sustainable business practices. Business and sustainability can coexist. And businesses are finding that by focusing on corporate responsibility, they can also maintain a sustainable competitive advantage while [...]

24 03, 2017

5 Tips To Picking The Best Solar Company

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

With the rising costs of electricity, many home and business owners are moving toward alternative sources of energy to power their homes, businesses, and cars. Last year, the average monthly Bay Area electricity bill was $250 per home. Over the next 25 years that adds up to nearly $150,000 for electricity alone. To ensure that going [...]

22 03, 2017

Vote Solar’s Annual Celebration & Fundraiser

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Community, News, Promotion|0 Comments

Solar Technologies is a SunPower Master dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of state-of-the-art solar power systems. Since 1998 they’ve installed over 75,000 solar panels for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them save thousands annually on electric bills. To maximize the amount of energy you receive from every drop of sunshine, it’s [...]

21 03, 2017

PICKING THE RIGHT SOLAR COMPANY KEEPS THINGS BRIGHT.

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, urges Bay Area homeowners to think twice before selecting a solar company. The quality of the solar installer and equipment will directly affect the system’s reliability and a homeowner’s long-term savings. “We often hear about California solar companies trying to pressure customers into acting fast on [...]

20 03, 2017

It’s Easy To Pay For Your Solar System.

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

Last week, Green Tech Media reported that for the first time in years, more new solar customers chose ownership of their system over a solar lease. Why are so many solar customers choosing to own their solar system, and which way is right for you?  Let’s look at the four most common ways to go solar. [...]

17 03, 2017

What is a Carbon Footprint?

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

The arrival of a new year usually has everyone resolving to shed excess things and start anew. Maybe it’s pounds gained from holiday indulgences. Maybe it’s sheer “stuff,” extra possessions that seem to have multiplied after a season of gift exchanges. While kicking off 2017 with promises to eat healthy or live more simply is a [...]

15 03, 2017

Breaking Down Commercial Solar Panel Costs

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|0 Comments

If you've ever considered taking your business solar, but were worried by the cost, you may find yourself in luck. The price of solar panels has absolutely crashed over the last year, a reduction in price enabled by both advancing technology and economies of scale. As it stands, commercial solar panel costs now put renewable energy [...]

13 03, 2017

Bay Area Residents Act Now To Claim Your Solar Energy Tax Credit.

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

Solar Technologies a Bay Area leader in Solar Panel Systems wants to remind California residence that if they’re thinking about switching to solar, the time to act is now before the solar energy tax credit incentive expires. “The solar energy tax credit allows a homeowner to reduce the amount of income tax that they would otherwise [...]

10 03, 2017

How To Get Your Solar Energy Tax Credit.

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

There are a lot of good reasons to go solar. Many Bay Area homeowners have a solar system installed to protect themselves and their families against rising energy rates. While it is difficult to forecast exactly how much electricity costs will rise, or how quickly, one thing is certain – they will go up. Conversely, an [...]

8 03, 2017

3 Ways Going Solar Changes Your Life

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News|0 Comments

You know that a solar energy system will change how you power your home. But have you taken the time to think about the ways solar will change your life? There May Be Financial Rewards As soon as your solar system for your home is turned on, you start generating your own electricity from the sun. [...]

3 03, 2017

How Much Can I Save With Solar?

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, News, What's New|0 Comments

For 19 years we've helped Bay Area home and business owners save big with solar. With the price of electricity in California, a solar installation is going to save you a bunch depending on the following factors. Size of your current utility bill How much sun exposure you get on your roof. South facing roofs supply [...]

28 02, 2017

10 Questions to Shed Light on Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, News|0 Comments

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are a specialized form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that allow organizations to track—and potentially profit from—the amount of clean, renewable energy produced by commercial solar power systems. SRECs exist in states that have specific mandates for generating solar energy. The more electricity produced, the more Solar Renewable Energy Credits issued. [...]