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Commercial Solar Panels: Costs & Benefits

May 20, 2024

Introduction As the world increasingly shifts its focus towards sustainable energy solutions, commercial solar panels are becoming a pivotal component…

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Solar Energy for Schools: The Benefits and How to Get Started

June 26, 2023

Solar energy is not just a solution for homeowners and businesses, it’s also a powerful resource for schools. From K-12…

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Proud to be Named SunPower’s “2020 Commercial National Top Producer of the Year”

February 18, 2021

SunPower held its annual dealer conference this month and Solar Technologies was awarded for having the highest shipment volume of…

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The Solar Incentive Tax Credit Was Extended!

February 10, 2021

It will be time to do your 2020 taxes before you know it, and it’s important to stay abreast of…

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How to Clean Home Solar Panels

August 19, 2020

  Solar panels produce electricity by capturing the sun’s rays. If a panel’s surface is obscured by an accumulation of…

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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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10 Questions About Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

January 30, 2019

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are a specialized form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that allow organizations to track—and potentially…

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The ever-evolving benefits of commercial solar adoption

May 11, 2018

In the not-so-distant past, the main benefit of commercial solar adoption was rooted in affecting environmental change. Early photovoltaic (PV)…

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The real financial benefits of commercial solar

March 14, 2018

If you’ve been wary about the financial impact of going solar, you’ll be glad to know that it’s never been…

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Overcoming commercial solar savings myopia: How to see long-range benefits more clearly

February 16, 2018

People who are nearsighted typically find it more difficult to read road signs or see distant objects clearly. It’s a…

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How Much Does A Tesla Powerwall Cost in 2023?

By Solar Technologies | September 2, 2023

If you’re considering adding a  Tesla Powerwall home battery solution to your home, it’s important to understand the true value you’re adding. Solar panels generate energy and send it to your home, but the solar system alone isn’t able to store the excess power it generates. This is where Tesla’s Powerwall comes in. The Powerwall…


Top 10 Solar Energy Myths Debunked

By Solar Technologies | August 31, 2023

Solar energy continues to make waves in the renewable energy sector as more and more homeowners in California and beyond are embracing this clean, sustainable power source. With its growing popularity, there are several myths and misconceptions about solar energy that persist. Here are the top 10 solar energy myths we’re going to debunk: Myth…

Harnessing Solar Power: A Key to the Future of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

By Solar Technologies | August 29, 2023

On our path towards a more sustainable future, two technologies have emerged as game-changers: solar energy and electric vehicles (EVs). Both of these innovations have reduced our dependence on fossil fuels, and are working hand in hand to change the way we consume energy. This article will explore the relationship between solar energy and electric…


The Ultimate Guide to Residential Solar Panels: Everything You Need to Know

By Solar Technologies | August 24, 2023

For California homeowners who enjoy an abundance of sunshine in the Golden State all year long, solar panels present a golden opportunity. By harnessing the power of the sun with residential solar panels, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and transform your home into a power station that generates free, renewable electricity. This shift…

A Comparison of Tesla’s Powerwall 2 and Powerwall Plus: A Guide for Homeowners

By Solar Technologies | August 22, 2023

In the realm of renewable energy, solar power has emerged as a leading player, offering a sustainable and efficient solution to the growing energy needs of California homeowners. Tesla, a pioneer in the field of electric vehicles, has made significant strides in the solar energy sector with its innovative solar energy products, including the Powerwall…

Can I Add Solar Panels to an Existing System?

By Solar Technologies | August 17, 2023

As a homeowner in California, you may already enjoy the many benefits of solar energy to power your home. The reduction of your energy costs, the positive impact on the environment, and the satisfaction of being energy independent are just a few of the perks. So what can you do if your energy needs have…

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How Long Can I Power My Home With a Tesla Powerwall System?

By Solar Technologies | August 15, 2023

As a homeowner in sunny California, you’ve probably considered harnessing the power of the sun to meet your energy needs. Solar power is a clean, renewable, and increasingly affordable source of energy that can power our homes, electric vehicles and more. But what happens when the sun goes down or power outages occur? This is…

Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill During a Heat Wave

By Solar Technologies | August 11, 2023

As the California sun blazes and temperatures soar during the hot summer months, the temptation to retreat into the cool embrace of air conditioning becomes almost irresistible. Yet, every notch down on the thermostat translates into a surge on your electric bill, which can turn the summer months into a season of financial strain. But…

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide for Californians

By Solar Technologies | August 8, 2023

As Californians, we’re very familiar with the radiant power of the sun that graces our state nearly all year round. This abundant, natural resource is not just a provider of light and warmth, but also a potential powerhouse for significant savings on our monthly energy bills. This article will provide you with practical, cost-effective home…

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Does My Utility Bill Have Hidden Charges?

By Solar Technologies | August 2, 2023

As a homeowner, you’re likely familiar with the monthly process of receiving and paying your utility bill. But have you ever taken a closer look at the various charges and fees that make up your total cost? Understanding your utility bill can be a complex task, but it’s an important one so you don’t end…