The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders were just extended through May, and after some odd 40 days of this, you may be worried about what your next PG&E bill is going to look like. Your home electricity use has likely increased if you’ve got a house full of people working remotely and attending online school. Add…

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California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong Today is a landmark day for clean energy in California. Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown celebrated that one million homes and businesses have gone solar, holding hope for a fossil-fuel free future and cleaner air for all. California generates so much electricity from utility-scale renewables — 12,000 megawatts…

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What are California’s Massive Power Outages Like? SunPower, which has multiple offices in California, has many employees affected by the state’s Public Safety Power Shutdowns (PSPS), and the irony of working for a company that helps provide clean energy worldwide while not having electricity for days isn’t lost on anyone. Marin County resident Jon Thompson,…

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How a Solar Battery Works During a Blackout This week Californians are enduring the most widespread planned blackouts in the state’s history as utilities began cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people to avoid wildfires. Flashlight batteries and cases of water are selling out, and gas tanks are being filled as worried residents try to picture…

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Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights California solar customers: It’s time to take action to protect your right to access the clean energy of the sun. Today we’d like to encourage everyone with a residential or commercial solar system to support the newly established Solar Rights Alliance, a nonprofit association dedicated to defending the right of…

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Solar Energy Uses in Your Daily Life Solar energy has been known as being one of the cleanest forms of renewable energy, today. Solar Technologies are giving more homes the solar energy options to save up on their electricity and utility bills. ‘Going Green’ is one of the initiatives that has been promoted to inform people…

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Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money Earth Month is around the corner, and it’s a reminder of us how important it is to live a greener lifestyle  — not just in April but all year long. Accomplishing this doesn’t have to be difficult AND living greener can help save homeowners money. Here are some tips…

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SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy We want to salute the many branches of our armed forces that are embracing renewable energy to increase autonomy and reduce costs. U.S. Department of Defense, the single largest energy consumer in the world, has embraced clean energy sources in recent years, doubling its renewable power generation…

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Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable energy technology to help meet 100 percent of their energy needs — doubled between 2012 and 2014 in the United States, according to the New Buildings Institute, and this trend is expected to continue. Achieving…

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SunPower Helix Solar Panels

SunPower Solar Cells are Winners on the Racing Circuit Recently the solar airplane Solar Impulse 2 broke a world record flying around the world using SunPower® solar cells. But what about powering something a little closer to the ground? We’ve done that, too, energizing the dreams of competitive solar race car teams. SunPower gives teams, often comprised…

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