21 07, 2017

9 Questions to Ask Potential Commercial Solar Panel Providers

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

When you start considering something totally new and different for your business, like purchasing commercial solar panels, you might not be sure where to start. What questions should you be asking? Who should you ask? How do you know if the answers you get are accurate, complete and unbiased? In other words, as with many new [...]

19 07, 2017

Solar Technology Efficiency: More Breakthroughs are Coming

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 [...]

16 07, 2017

Answering: “How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for My Business?”

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

In very simple terms, figuring out “how many solar panels do I need” is a matter of dividing how much energy a solar panel can provide by how much your business uses. But you didn’t come here for “simple,” you want a real answer. Okay, let’s dig a little deeper and put some numbers into our [...]

13 07, 2017

HOME SOLAR FINANCING RATES ARE HEATING UP.

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, Promotion|0 Comments

July 2017 - Solar Technologies, a SunPower Master Dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leaders in solar panel technology, announced today that they’re offering homeowners the chance to go solar at a low financing charge of just 3.99%* with zero down. “If there was ever a time for Bay Area homeowners to consider going solar, [...]

11 07, 2017

3 Things to Consider if You’re Building Your Own Green Home

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

As the world becomes more aware of how important it is to reduce our collective carbon footprint, so do those who design and build new homes. Architects and homebuilders agree that installing solar panels can have the biggest impact when it comes to significantly reducing or eliminating a building’s carbon footprint. Here are three things to consider [...]

9 07, 2017

Understanding Solar Panel Efficiency Isn’t Rocket Science… Except When It Is

By | July 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

Be honest—if your kid came home beaming with pride for getting a 20% on a spelling test, you’d be questioning their understanding of math as well as language arts. 20% just doesn’t sound impressive. But what if your grade-schooler was being quizzed on a list of 500 doctoral-level vocabulary words? You may then be tempted to [...]

6 07, 2017

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

At Solar Technologies friends and family often ask us: “Where can I buy solar panels?” But what they’re really asking is: “How can I buy solar panels and get them installed on my house?” In general, consumers don’t directly buy their own solar panels. Instead, homeowners work with solar installers, such as a certified SunPower dealer, who will provide the [...]

3 07, 2017

How to Build a Compelling Case for Energy Efficiency Programs in 8 Steps

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

When it comes to convincing a business’s decision makers and stakeholders that energy efficiency can contribute to a company’s success, the burden of proof may be somewhat daunting. This article by Smart Energy Decisions provides eight helpful steps in using and leveraging utility data to convince decision makers that a sustainability investment can provide a variety of [...]

30 06, 2017

What is Solar Energy? Common Solar Terms Defined

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

Solar energy doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. If you’ve been looking at solar systems for your home, business or school, you’ve probably heard some unfamiliar industry jargon. Fear not the words. We’re here to simplify your solar experience with this A-to-Z glossary, helping you learn more about this source of clean renewable power. Top Solar [...]

27 06, 2017

7 Types of Renewable Energy for Your Business

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

INFOGRAPHIC If you’ve just started investigating potential sustainable energy solutions, this infographic is a great place to begin. It provides a high-level overview of the types of renewable energy that could be viable for your organization.  Whether you’re motivated by corporate social responsibility, or looking for a way to reduce business electricity costs, commercial renewable energy [...]