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SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy

March 20, 2019

SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy We want to salute the many branches of our armed forces…

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Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings

February 21, 2019

Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable…

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SunPower Solar Cells are Winners on the Racing Circuit

December 9, 2018

SunPower Solar Cells are Winners on the Racing Circuit Recently the solar airplane Solar Impulse 2 broke a world record flying around…

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SunPower Solar Academy Inspires Eagle Scout Airport Project

November 24, 2018

Photo By Ellen Lomonico, Education Coordinator, SunPower Horizon® Program​, and Renee Solari, Senior Program Manager Educational Services SunPower Solar Academy Inspires Eagle…

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Preparing for Storm Season with Solar + Storage

November 13, 2018

This October marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the record-setting “superstorm” that wrecked parts of New York and New…

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Solar Project Helps YMCA of San Diego County Offer More Services

October 4, 2018

Solar Project Helps YMCA of San Diego County Offer More Services The YMCA has happily discovered what many other school,…

How Going Solar is Helping California County Save Millions — and Raise Revenue

September 7, 2017

Faced with lean budgets and skyrocketing energy prices, a small county in Northern California needed to drastically reduce its energy…

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Why solar industry leaders should support solar advocacy

April 12, 2017

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel installations, is proud to support local advocacy to bring solar to…

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Vote Solar’s Annual Celebration & Fundraiser

March 22, 2017

Solar Technologies is a SunPower Master dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of state-of-the-art solar power systems.…

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Is Solar Right for Your Business? Be Prepared for These 7 Questions

By Shannon Hughes | March 22, 2023

If you’re a business owner who’s ready to start saving on monthly utility bills with clean energy, it’s helpful to know what to expect during the solar process. As you explore your options, be prepared to answer the questions that solar companies will ask so you can determine the best solar power options for your…

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Does The Quality & Material Of My Roof Matter When Installing Solar?

By Shannon Hughes | March 20, 2023

If you’re interested in installing a solar panel system on your home or business, you might be wondering if your roof is suitable for a solar panel installation. While solar panels can be installed on most roof types, the installation process can vary depending on your roof material, the age of your roof and its…

What To Expect With Your Solar Energy Installation Process

By Shannon Hughes | March 13, 2023

The solar installation process may seem complicated, but at Solar Technologies we do our best to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. Our team of experienced technicians and energy consultants will guide you through every step of the process to ensure your solar energy system runs efficiently for many years to come. Plus,…

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Pros And Cons of Switching to Solar Energy

By Shannon Hughes | February 28, 2023

Thinking about installing solar panels on your home? With so much information out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out if making the switch to solar energy is the right choice for you. In this post, we’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy to help you make an informed decision about how…

Solar Panel Cleaning

By Shannon Hughes | February 25, 2023

As a solar panel owner, you know it’s important to keep your panels in top condition for maximum efficiency and energy production – and panel cleaning is an important part of that. Dust, debris, and other elements can accumulate on the surface of the panels over time, reducing their ability to generate power. In this…

Preparing For Your Solar Consultation

By Shannon Hughes | February 23, 2023

Preparing for your solar consultation is an essential part of the solar installation process. In the past, in-home sales visits were the first step in obtaining quotes, but with advancements in technology and an increasing level of comfort with Zoom and other online meeting platforms, many solar installers now offer virtual consultations to make the…

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Why Your Business Should Revisit Its Sustainability Strategy

By Shannon Hughes | February 20, 2023

As the business landscape continues to evolve, companies of all sizes recognize the importance of including sustainability into their operations. From small businesses to large corporations, a robust sustainability strategy offers numerous benefits.  In this post, we’ll examine why you should incorporate good sustainability initiatives and the benefits of going green for your business. What…

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How To Reduce Energy Usage Before & After Solar Installation

By Shannon Hughes | February 18, 2023

Laying the Groundwork If you’re thinking about installing solar panels, it’s helpful to prepare the rest of your home to support a solar system and maximize your savings. The best place to start is by making your home more energy efficient and reducing unnecessary energy usage prior to your solar installation. To get started, find…

Federal Solar Tax Credits for Businesses

By Shannon Hughes | February 16, 2023

Introduction Businesses that power their facilities with solar energy can take advantage of federal tax credits to offset their installation costs. In this article, we’ll provide valuable information about federal solar tax credits for businesses. Business Tax Credits Overview There are two tax credits available for businesses, nonprofits, and local governments:  The Investment Tax Credit…


6 Important Factors to Consider When Evaluating a Solar Loan

By Shannon Hughes | February 15, 2023

If you’re thinking of installing solar panels on your home, it’s important to understand the different types of loans available. With more lenders and loan options available than ever, finding one that’s right for you can be difficult – especially if you’re not sure what to look for. To navigate this process, it’s important to…