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A Peek Inside Mexico’s First Landfill-Free Manufacturing Plant

February 19, 2019

A Peek Inside Mexico’s First Landfill-Free Manufacturing Plant I recently had the privilege of joining SunPower’s Director of Sustainability, Marissa Yao, on…

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The Triple Bottom Line: A Sustainable Model For Success

February 13, 2019

The triple bottom line (TBL) framework is gaining popularity as more and more companies implement sustainable business strategies. Focusing on…

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Beyond Solar Panel Efficiency: 4 Important Considerations When Evaluating Solar Panels

February 1, 2019

As you are evaluating things to consider for solar panels, you may come across the term “solar panel efficiency.” But…

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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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New SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant: Using Drones, Robots and Design to Optimize Solar Power Plants

January 14, 2019

New SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant: Using Drones, Robots and Design to Optimize Solar Power Plants In 1997, Garry Kasparov was…

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Federal Solar Tax Credit Being Reduced after 2019

January 10, 2019

Federal Solar Tax Credit Being Reduced after 2019 With the onset of this new year there is an important solar…

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Sustainable Solar Power Around the World

January 8, 2019

Sustainable Solar Power Around the World All solar produces clean energy, but SunPower raises the bar when it comes to how sustainably we…

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5 of the coolest robots working in America today

January 5, 2019

Say the word “robot” to any man, woman or child and they’ll probably conjure up images straight out of science…

Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value

November 18, 2018

Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value As one of the leading clean energy initiatives in the U.S., the Massachusetts SMART…

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Commercial Solar Battery Storage 101

October 28, 2018

Commercial Solar Battery Storage 101 Battery storage for solar power is an emerging clean energy technology that is starting to…

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15 Top Energy-Saving Strategies for the New Year

By Solar Technologies | February 14, 2024

With California’s sunny skies and mild climate, more homeowners are turning to clean energy solutions and other renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses. This shift is part of a broader effort to reduce energy usage, save on their energy bill, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 15 energy-saving ways to maximize your…

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Title 24 California Solar Mandates: Empowering Homeowners with Sustainable Energy Solutions

By Solar Technologies | February 10, 2024

California is leading the way to a greener future by making solar energy production more common across the state and introducing mandates to encourage ongoing solar adoption. Title 24 solar mandates were  put in place by the California Energy Commission as a series of policies to help reshape energy consumption across the state. Despite the…

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Introducing the Enphase IQ Battery 5P: The Future of Home Energy Storage

By Solar Technologies | February 7, 2024

The Enphase IQ Battery 5P is a big step forward in solar energy, designed to meet the needs of California homeowners. The Enphase IQ Battery 5P isn’t just a battery; it’s a gateway to energy independence, efficiency, and reliability. This all-in-one AC-coupled home battery offers double the continuous power and triple the peak power compared…

How Much Electricity Does a Computer Use?

By Solar Technologies | January 17, 2024

Computers have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, both for personal use and work-related tasks. For many California homeowners, understanding the energy consumption of these devices is important, especially when considering the rising costs of electricity. In this article, we’ll review the specifics of how much electricity a computer uses, the associated costs,…

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What is the Difference Between Watts, Kilowatts, and Kilowatt-Hours?

By Solar Technologies | January 8, 2024

In the realm of solar panels and energy consumption, understanding the units that measure the electricity generated is important. As homeowners in California increasingly turn to solar energy systems to harness the sun’s power, it’s essential to know the basics of electricity. In this article, we’ll discuss the difference between watts, kilowatts, and kilowatt-hours. What…

Understanding Electric Rates & How Solar Can Help California Residents Save

By Solar Technologies | December 26, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power has a popular clean energy option for many homeowners in California. But how much can solar actually save you each month?With rising electricity rates in the Golden State, the quest for a sustainable and cost-effective alternative has never been more pressing. This article will review the benefits…

How Much Electricity Does a Lightbulb Use?

By Solar Technologies | December 20, 2023

Energy conservation is important for homeowners today and understanding how much electricity a light bulb uses is essential. The United States, one of the world’s top energy users, is shifting from traditional incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs. This transition isn’t just about saving on utility bills; it’s about reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring…

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Will Solar Panels Damage Your Roof?

By Solar Technologies | December 15, 2023

In recent years, the United States has seen a surge in homeowners adding solar panels to their homes, especially in sunny California. This shift towards clean energy and the promise of reduced utility bills has made solar technologies a popular home improvement choice. However, homeowners have concerns about solar panel installations on their rooftop in…

15 Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Your Electric Bill

By Solar Technologies | December 11, 2023

In the Golden State of California, full of sunshine and warm weather, homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to conserve energy and reduce their utility bills. Here are 15 actionable tips to help you make the most of your energy consumption, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint. Opt for Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs:…

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How Much Electricity Does the Average Home Use in California?

By Solar Technologies | December 7, 2023

Electricity is the lifeblood of our homes, powering everything from our lights to our essential appliances. But how much electricity does the average home really use? And how can understanding this help Californians make smarter energy choices, especially when considering the benefits of solar energy?  Understanding Your Home’s Power Needs Every home is unique, and…