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What is a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)?
If you live in California, you’ve likely heard about (and probably experienced) PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). This program involves intentionally cutting off power to certain areas in order to reduce the risk of wildfires. While the intention is noble, it can be frustrating and inconvenient for home and business owners affected by it.…
What You Can Do To Combat Climate Change
As a society, we’ve already seen the negative effects of climate change, from flash floods to prolonged heat waves. While these events are happening more frequently, it’s not too late to take action and make a positive impact on the environment. If we make more conscious choices in our daily lives, we can reduce our…
How Businesses Can Benefit From Solar Panel Installation
Many expenses come your way as a business owner, but one that’s likely to affect your bottom line is the cost of electricity. When you’re reliant on the power grid, your business is subject to electric rate fluctuations and sudden price increases. It might be time to consider a more reliable, cost-effective and beneficial energy…
The 5 Best Electric Vehicles by Range
One of the biggest concerns people have when considering an electric vehicle is the fear of running out of charge, better known as “range anxiety.” But, you don’t have to worry as much as you think. With the recent advancements in battery technology, electric vehicles (EVs) now have longer ranges and are more affordable than…
How Much Electricity Does a Refrigerator Use?
Introduction On average, refrigerators consume between 300 and 800 watts of electricity, depending on the age of the model. Most refrigerators use between 3 and 6 amps and operate at around 120 volts. In addition to being one of the largest appliances in your home, your fridge is always on, making energy efficiency a key…
Are There Different Types of Solar Cells?
Understanding Your Solar System Performance with the mySunPower® App
Performance monitoring is a crucial but often overlooked part of owning a solar or solar + storage system. After installation, it’s normal to be curious about whether your SunPower® solar power system is working properly and how much energy it’s producing. Here’s what you need to know about monitoring your system using mySunPower. What is…
Does SunPower Offer Tesla Powerwalls?
SunPower direct does not sell Tesla Powerwalls, it offers the SunVault home battery storage solution. However, the SunPower® Equinox™ solar panels can be paired with leading battery storage solutions, including the Tesla Powerwall. This gives SunPower solar customers more options to select the best home battery for their energy storage needs. While SunPower doesn’t sell Tesla Powerwall…
What Are The Best Energy Efficient Light Bulbs For Your Home?
Introduction to Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Energy efficient light bulbs are a great way to save money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. These bulbs use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, which means you can save money in the long run by replacing your old bulbs with energy efficient…