Solar Industry News

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…

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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…

Solar Industry News

Home Solar Financing

Home Solar Financing Rates Are Heating Up

By p15 | July 13, 2017

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…

Building Your Own Green Home

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

By p15 | July 11, 2017

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…

Solar Panel Efficiency

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

By p15 | July 9, 2017

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…

Best Solar Panels

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

By p15 | July 6, 2017

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…

Energy Efficiency Programs

8 Steps to Build a Compelling Case for Energy Efficiency Programs

By p15 | July 3, 2017

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…

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What is Solar Energy? Common Solar Terms Defined

By p15 | June 30, 2017

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.…


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…