13 09, 2017

Installation investigation: choosing the right solar design for your organization

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Early in your solar planning process, you’ll probably ask all sorts of questions to determine what type of commercial solar design would be best for your organization. Is commercial rooftop solar smarter than a ground-mounted solar system? What about solar carports? When does one kind of onsite solar installation make more sense than another?  If you’re asking good [...]

10 09, 2017

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need: Panel Size and Output Factors

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

Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. Do you want to minimize your carbon footprint?  Maximize your return on your investment? Save as much money as possible?  Most people want to save money while minimizing their environmental impact. To calculate how many solar panels you need, [...]

7 09, 2017

How Going Solar is Helping California County Save Millions — and Raise Revenue

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Community, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

Faced with lean budgets and skyrocketing energy prices, a small county in Northern California needed to drastically reduce its energy bills to avoid having to cut services to its residents. So, Yolo County, California, population 200,000, partnered with SunPower and switched to clean, renewable solar energy, achieving national recognition for being the first net positive county in [...]

5 09, 2017

Frank Discussion on Consumption Key to Successful Innovation in Business

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

For the past century, many companies have thrived on business models that feature ever-increasing consumption as a driver of financial success. But in an open letter published by GreenBiz, corporate CEOs are advised that the next wave of successful innovation in business will need to focus on a long-term investment in sustainability. The piece warns innovation in current business [...]

2 09, 2017

Solar Has Become America’s Fastest-Growing Non-Partisan Energy Source

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he was supportive of an “all of the above” approach to energy development, asserting that the country’s best interests lie in encouraging production of both traditional and renewable power sources. As Secretary Perry knows well, we’re at an important juncture in terms of establishing [...]

29 08, 2017

Why You Should Revisit Your Sustainability Strategy

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

An effective corporate sustainability strategy should be flexible enough to adapt to changes that impact it, making it a dynamic set of goals. If your policy is more static, you could be missing out on many potential benefits. According to a recent articlepublished by GreenBiz, if the once innovative business practices you’ve outlined to drive sustainability for your [...]

26 08, 2017

Take Advantage of the Solar Tax Credit Before It’s Gone.

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

Going solar pays dividends in the long run, but many homeowners and business owners hesitate to make the switch due to the upfront cost of purchase and installation. But unless you plan to lease your solar PV system, there is no better time than the present to invest in solar. Although solar energy is becoming more [...]

23 08, 2017

Solar Technologies Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor in the Bay Area

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Awards, Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes San Ramon-based solar firm. Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, We're proud to be named as one of the best solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Solar Technologies has been recognized as one of the top 25 installers in California and achieved [...]

21 08, 2017

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters to Your Business

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

If you’re wondering why there seems to be increasing focus on the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), look no further than today’s consumers. According to a recent article published in Business News Daily, these potential customers are looking beyond material products or quality services when selecting a company. How products are made (or services rendered) is often [...]

18 08, 2017

What an Eclipse Means for your Solar Panels

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

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 [...]