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Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

November 6, 2021

Ever wondered what the two most common reasons are for home and business owners to go solar? The first is…

5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

October 25, 2021

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy…

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

March 20, 2019

We want to salute the many branches of our armed forces that are embracing renewable energy to increase autonomy and…

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

January 20, 2019

If you’ve been on the fence about going solar, here’s a great reason to make a decision soon: The U.S.…

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Energy production in developing world reshaped by benefits of solar power

May 18, 2018

From Peru to Punjab, the benefits of solar power energy in the developing world are helping to reshape national views…

Making the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power

November 8, 2017

Are you looking to make the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power to your organization’s decision-makers? To…

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The Surprising Benefits of Solar That Go Beyond Helping the Environment

August 10, 2017

For some, the benefits of solar power are clear. For others, they may be slightly cloudy. While most people can probably agree…

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Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

May 31, 2017

When you see solar on your neighbor’s roof does it make you want to go solar too? Maybe your neighbor…

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Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

May 25, 2017

When you see solar on your neighbor’s roof does it make you want to go solar too? Maybe your neighbor…

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The Advantages of California Home Solar Energy Systems in 2024: The Future is Radiant

By Solar Technologies | May 22, 2024

Climate change remains a significant global concern that impacts us all. Many countries are actively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one standout solution is solar energy. Sustainable and cost-effective, solar panel technology continues to evolve and pricing continues to improve. Today’s panels are more efficient, durable, and affordable than ever before. In this…

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Commercial Solar Panels: Costs & Benefits

By Solar Technologies | May 20, 2024

Introduction As the world increasingly shifts its focus towards sustainable energy solutions, commercial solar panels are becoming a pivotal component in the transition. For commercial property owners and business owners in California, understanding the costs and benefits of installing commercial solar panels can be a game-changer. Not only do these panels offer significant financial savings,…

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Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

By Solar Technologies | May 18, 2024

More Bay Area homeowners are turning to solar to reduce their electricity bills and embrace clean energy. This has also caused the interest in DIY solar panel installation to spike. While installing solar panels yourself might seem like a good idea, you should know what comes with a project like this.  If you’ve wondered, “Can…

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Consumption

By Solar Technologies | May 12, 2024

Self-consumption is becoming increasingly important as more homeowners install solar panels and home batteries. It involves producing and using your own electricity directly at your home or business. As net metering policies evolve, embracing self-consumption still ensures you maximize your solar savings. If you’re powering your home with solar energy, we’ll break down everything you…

How Does the California Solar Mandate Impact Homeowners and Businesses?

By Solar Technologies | May 8, 2024

California is a leader in solar energy production in the United States. The state has taken big steps to use more renewable energy sources through the California Solar Mandate, an initiative for home and business owners who want to enjoy the benefits of solar power. This is timely as the state moves away from fossil…

Self-Consumption Batteries vs. Backup Batteries

By Solar Technologies | May 1, 2024

As solar power becomes a more popular choice for powering homes across the United States, maximizing your solar system’s potential is important. Whether you’re new to solar energy or want to upgrade your system, knowing the different types of solar batteries—self-consumption and backup—can impact how well you manage your home’s energy. In this blog, we’ll…

Understanding Off-Peak Electricity Hours in California

By Solar Technologies | April 18, 2024

As homeowners in Northern California are dealing with rising PG&E utility rates, understanding Time-of-Use (TOU) plans is more important than ever. Unlike traditional flat-rate plans, TOU rates vary based on when electricity is used—dividing the day into peak, off-peak, and sometimes super off-peak hours. This structure can significantly impact your monthly electric bills, with big…

Does New Construction in California Require Solar?

By Solar Technologies | March 22, 2024

California leads the nation in solar energy, consistently topping the Solar Energy Industries Association’s ranking of the best states to install solar panels. This success is fueled by abundant sunshine and forward-thinking state policies like the California Solar Initiative and ambitious renewable energy goals. The state’s solar future shines even brighter with the introduction of…

What Does it Mean to “Stay Behind the Meter?”

By Solar Technologies | March 8, 2024

In the realm of renewable energy, the concept of staying “behind the meter” is changing how we think about electricity generation and consumption. This strategy, rooted in the use of distributed energy sources (DERs) like solar panels and home batteries, empowers homeowners to make, keep, and use your own energy. Staying “behind the meter” represents…

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Enphase IQ 5P Battery Review

By Solar Technologies | March 5, 2024

The Enphase IQ 5P Battery is an all-in-one AC-coupled system that pairs solar energy storage with its cutting-edge technology and efficiency. For homeowners who want more sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions, the IQ 5P is a top home battery option. In our review, we’ll explore the Enphase IQ 5P Battery’s main features, capabilities, and benefits, highlighting…