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Solar Energy Continues to Shift Auto Industry

December 13, 2019

More U.S. car dealers are installing solar energy systems to power a good portion of their entire operations and save…

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What is green building? Explaining eco-friendly construction

August 30, 2019

What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, construction using…

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10 simple ways to reduce business energy costs

August 23, 2019

10 simple ways to reduce business energy costs You might not think much about paying your electric bill every month.…

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Funding Commercial Solar Projects

May 20, 2019

Funding commercial solar projects: How to get that photovoltaic new car smell Not so long ago your choice for financing…

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Millennials look beyond profit toward a more sustainable future

April 23, 2019

Millennials look beyond profit toward a more sustainable future Traditionally, companies have pointed to a positive bottom line as a…

Go beyond Bike-to-Work Day: 3 easy ways to encourage biking to work for the benefit of your business

April 18, 2019

Go beyond Bike-to-Work Day: 3 easy ways to encourage biking to work for the benefit of your business Bike-to-Work Day…

Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money

April 7, 2019

Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money Earth Month is around the corner, and it’s a reminder of us how important…

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Big business takes lead in corporate renewable energy boom

April 1, 2019

A growing number of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies are committing to corporate sustainability goals—leading to an upsurge of…

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9 Questions To Ask Potential Commercial Solar System Providers

March 30, 2019

When you start considering something totally new and different for your business, like purchasing commercial solar systems and panels, you…

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8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About

March 27, 2019

8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About If you’ve wondered “What is sustainability?” when it comes to business, this infographic can…

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What is a Solar Array?

By Solar Technologies | December 2, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power shines brightly as a sustainable alternative, leading the charge towards a greener future. At the heart of this solar revolution lies the solar array, key components of any solar energy system.  So, what exactly is a solar array? And why is it becoming increasingly essential for California…

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How Long Does it Take to Charge a Tesla?

By Solar Technologies | November 27, 2023

The amount of time it takes to charge a Tesla varies, ranging from a swift hour to a more prolonged 12 hours. The charging time for electric vehicles, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y, depends on the battery’s state and its charger. Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, positions these vehicles not…

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

By Solar Technologies | November 15, 2023

California homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their energy use and reduce their monthly bills. One such method that has gained traction in recent years is the use of tankless water heaters.  But like any technology, tankless water heaters come with their own set of advantages and drawbacks. In this article,…

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Do Solar Panels Impact the Resale Value of Your Home?

By Solar Technologies | November 7, 2023

In the realm of clean energy, the impact of solar panels has emerged as a game-changer. As more California homeowners embrace this green technology, a pressing frequently asked question arises: How do solar panels influence the resale value of homes? Let’s dive into the benefits of solar energy and its impact on home resale values.…

Benefits and Drawbacks of Solar Energy for California Homeowners

By Solar Technologies | November 3, 2023

In today’s environmentally-conscious times, solar energy shines as a top renewable solution, providing many benefits to the environment. With rising utility costs and a lot of sunshine throughout the state, solar energy in California is especially beneficial to local homeowners. Understanding the full range of solar energy’s benefits and challenges is important. In this article,…

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PG&E Requests a 22% Rate Hike: What California Homeowners Need to Know

By Solar Technologies | October 25, 2023

On October 18, 2023, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) approached state regulators with a proposal for a staggering 22% rate hike. This move was met with mixed reactions from various stakeholders, and as a homeowner in California, it’s important to understand the implications of this proposed hike. Understanding the Rate Hike Pacific Gas & Electric’s…

How Much Electricity Does an Air Conditioner Use?

By Solar Technologies | October 24, 2023

During the summer in California, the heat can be relentless. As temperatures soar, many homeowners see their utility bills rise after running an air conditioner for long periods of time and using more electricity. As the state continues to be impacted by climate change, there’s a clean energy alternative that can save you money and…

Avoid Solar Scams: 6 Red Flags When Getting Solar Quotes

By Solar Technologies | October 18, 2023

The transition to solar energy isn’t just a trend; it’s a significant movement towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future. As the benefits of solar energy become more evident, many homeowners in the United States are making the switch. From reducing energy bills to contributing to a more sustainable future, the benefits of solar energy…

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Powerwall 3: What to Expect

By Solar Technologies | October 13, 2023

Tesla’s Powerwall 3 will be available in 2024 as the newest in their energy storage system lineup, promising to elevate solar installations and home batteries. Let’s dive into what the newest Powerwall will offer, its standout features, and how it stacks up against earlier Powerwall versions. About Tesla Powerwall At its core, a Tesla Powerwall…

Why Battery Storage is Essential with PG&E’s Net Billing Tariff (NEM 3.0)

By Solar Technologies | October 10, 2023

When first established, Net Energy Metering (NEM) was a game changer for California residents interested in making the switch to solar energy. NEM enabled homeowners to earn credits for the excess solar energy they feed into the grid. A significant shift took effect on April 15, 2023. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) implemented PG&E’s…