The Top 3 Things to Look for in Solar Panels

It’s no secret that there are a lot of solar panels on the market. Many promise different results from lower prices to better aesthetics. But what factors should you weigh when evaluating which solar provider to choose? It all comes down to these 3 things – efficiency, durability and warranty. Efficiency SunPower® solar panels are…

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Why Should You Get a Custom Solar Quote With SunPower by Solar Technologies?


More than 380,000 homeowners have already turned to SunPower for solar solutions. Here at Solar Technologies, we’ve helped more than 75,000 Bay Area home and business owners with solar solutions. For the many others looking to adopt this renewable energy source, there’s often a very natural question that surfaces: How much does going solar cost?…

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Does Going Solar Increase Your Property Value and Property Taxes?


Starting in 2020, California became the first state to require solar panels be installed on all new homes but one question still remains for homeowners: does the cost of installing solar pay off? Adding a solar energy system to your home is an excellent investment for most homeowners. We know that harvesting the power of…

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Top 3 Solar Power Questions Homeowners Want Answered

Solar Advisors often take calls from homeowners interested in solar. As you might imagine, questions range from the informational “How does solar work?” to the more complex “How efficient are SunPower’s solar panels?”. The following are some of the most popular questions the team fields from those looking to go solar, save money on their energy…

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Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

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Ever wondered what the two most common reasons are for home and business owners to go solar? The first is the financial benefit, of course. With California’s generous benefits and incentives for going solar plus financing options for $0 down, there’s plenty of ways to save with solar.  The second most common reason is the…

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5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy efficiency. Rising utility rates and weather trends often make this an important factor when trying to find the right place to settle. Not only is efficiency important when a house goes on the market, it…

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SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy

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SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy We want to salute the many branches of our armed forces that are embracing renewable energy to increase autonomy and reduce costs. U.S. Department of Defense, the single largest energy consumer in the world, has embraced clean energy sources in recent years, doubling its renewable power generation…

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Need a Tax Break? Go Solar in 2019 for Maximum Benefits

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Need a Tax Break? Go Solar in 2019 for Maximum Benefits If you’ve been on the fence about going solar, here’s a great reason to make a decision soon: The U.S. federal solar investment tax credit, known as the solar ITC, is set to decrease after 2019. This tax credit, which you can apply toward…

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Energy production in developing world reshaped by benefits of solar power

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From Peru to Punjab, the benefits of solar power energy in the developing world are helping to reshape national views on renewable energy development. An article in The Economist highlights the recent expansion of global solar capacity due to an increase in solar panel installations. It cites several examples that illustrate how solar power is “hitting its stride”…

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Making the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power

Are you looking to make the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power to your organization’s decision-makers? To tap the economic and energy potential of solar, commercial property owners (and long-term lessors) must objectively evaluate the pros and cons of going solaron each property, and track the projected return on investment (ROI) over time. Alta Energy,…

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