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Solar Technologies Honored as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company

August 5, 2022

Solar Technologies was recently recognized by Solar Power World for its installation success and ranked on the 2022 Top Solar…

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Proud to be Named SunPower’s “2020 Commercial National Top Producer of the Year”

February 18, 2021

SunPower held its annual dealer conference this month and Solar Technologies was awarded for having the highest shipment volume of…

SunPower by Solar Technologies Named SunPower’s 2019 “Commercial National Dealer of the Year”

April 30, 2020

San Ramon, CA, April 30, 2020 – SunPower by Solar Technologies, a San Ramon-based solar installer, received the SunPower “Commercial…

We Made The List!

July 29, 2019

We Made The List! July 2019 – Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, is proud to…

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Honored with SunPower 2017 “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” Award

March 25, 2018

  Solar Technologies, a Santa Cruz based solar installer, has received the SunPower “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” award…

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

August 23, 2017

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes San Ramon-based solar firm. Coming off the biggest year ever for…

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7 Types of Renewable Energy for Your Business

By p15 | June 27, 2017

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…

Water and Energy: Solar Conserves a Precious Resource

Water and Energy: Solar Conserves a Precious Resource

By p15 | June 24, 2017

The modern world runs on a partnership between water and energy production. Conventional energy sources use a tremendous amount of water to produce electricity, and — in addition — it takes a lot of energy to make drinkable water. A water shortage can mean a crisis for the energy industry. But the good news is…

The 3 Types of Onsite Commercial Solar Installations

The 3 Types of Onsite Commercial Solar Installations

By p15 | June 21, 2017

When you decide to move forward with solar for your business, the placement and type of commercial solar installation are usually determined by the physical characteristics of your site. This video overviews the three typical onsite solar installation methods, including rooftop solar systems, ground-mounted arrays and carport solar panels. It also covers some of the…

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Solar 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

By p15 | June 18, 2017

Our sun is a naturally occurring nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about eight-and-a-half minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to theoretically satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. However, solar-generated power currently accounts for just…

Businesses Can Achieve Their Corporate Sustainability Goals with Solar

How Businesses Can Achieve Their Corporate Sustainability Goals with Solar

By p15 | June 15, 2017

Many of America’s biggest and most successful businesses have gone solar to achieve corporate sustainability goals to reduce operating costs and their carbon footprint. The list includes industry giants like Wal-Mart, Target, Apple, IKEA, Macy’s, FedEx, Verizon, General Motors, L’Oreal and others. And every day, more companies, both large and small, are investing in solar…

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Should I Put Solar Panels on My House?

By p15 | June 13, 2017

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough electricity to power my home? Who makes the best solar panels? But first, it’s important to explore if solar panels for your home make sense. Here are some key questions…

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Limited Time Offer Solar Financing For Homeowners!

By p15 | June 11, 2017

Home Solar Rates Are Heating Up. At Solar Technologies we offer a variety of solar financing options so that every homeowner can save with solar regardless of their budget or credit history. From solar lease to solar loan, cash purchase to the PACE program we’ll find the right financing solution so you can start saving now. For A…

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What Is Green Building?: Explaining Eco-Friendly Construction

By p15 | June 9, 2017

What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, green construction is becoming more and more common. Several of these are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand the kinds of building practices considered to…

How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce

How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

By p15 | June 6, 2017

Homeowners shopping for solar often ask us: How much energy does a solar panel produce? It’s a good question because it will help you calculate how many solar panels you’ll need to power your home. Depending upon its wattage, a single solar panel only makes enough electricity to power a lightbulb for a few hours,…

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Overcoming Commercial Solar Savings Myopia: How to See Long-Range Benefits More Clearly

By p15 | June 3, 2017

People who are nearsighted typically find it more difficult to read road signs or see distant objects clearly. It’s a condition easily corrected with the right pair of prescription lenses. But those looking to purchase a new commercial solar panel system may not even recognize they have a form of “investment myopia” that’s preventing them…