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How Will California’s Net Energy Metering Policy (NEM 3.0) Affect Home Solar + Storage Customers?
How Many Solar Panels Do You Need to Charge Your Electric Vehicle?
The History and Evolution of Our Electric Grid
Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles
What Are Off-Peak Electricity Hours?
Moving? How SunPower Helps Homeowners with Their Solar System During Life Changes
Understanding Your PG&E Bill, Fees & Rate Schedule
A Technical Review Of The SunPower SunVault Storage Solution
The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Explained
What’s the Best Orientation and Angle to Install My Solar Panels?
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Does The Quality & Material Of My Roof Matter When Installing Solar?
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
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,…
Pros And Cons of Switching to Solar Energy
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
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
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…
Why Your Business Should Revisit Its Sustainability Strategy
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…
How To Reduce Energy Usage Before & After Solar Installation
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
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
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…
What is a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)?
If you live in California, you’ve likely heard about (and probably experienced) PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). This program involves intentionally cutting off power to certain areas in order to reduce the risk of wildfires. While the intention is noble, it can be frustrating and inconvenient for home and business owners affected by it.…