Solar Industry News

How Will California’s Net Energy Metering Policy (NEM 3.0) Affect Home Solar + Storage Customers?

December 29, 2022

On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) passed the new net metering policy, NEM 3.0. While the…

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need to Charge Your Electric Vehicle?

November 14, 2022

Introduction One of the main benefits of purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is that it allows you to forgo buying…

The History and Evolution of Our Electric Grid

November 7, 2022

Introduction When you plug in your phone or charge an electric vehicle (EV), your are accessing electricity from the grid.…

Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

November 2, 2022

Electric cars are excellent for the environment and offer many benefits over traditional vehicles, but they do have some downsides.…

What Are Off-Peak Electricity Hours?

October 27, 2022

Off-Peak Hours: Everything You Need to Know About the Cheapest Time to Use Electricity Electricity is one of the most…

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Moving? How SunPower Helps Homeowners with Their Solar System During Life Changes

October 25, 2022

Buying or selling a home is a big change for any family. There are several things to consider during the…

Understanding Your PG&E Bill, Fees & Rate Schedule

October 15, 2022

If you live in California, there’s a good chance that you’re a customer of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E…

A Technical Review Of The SunPower SunVault Storage Solution

October 5, 2022

The SunPower SunVault battery storage solution allows you to gain more control over your home energy usage and protect against…

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Explained

October 3, 2022

Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, but many people aren’t aware of the tax credits…

What’s the Best Orientation and Angle to Install My Solar Panels?

September 20, 2022

If you’re thinking about installing solar panels on your roof, you might be surprised at how many variables can affect…

Solar Industry News

Maximize Your Energy Efficiency With a Home Energy Audit

By Solar Technologies | October 8, 2023

You might wonder what value there really is in conducting a home energy audit and if it’s worth exploring for your home. In California, energy consumption and cost is an ongoing topic. Data reported on Solar.com shows that the average California  electric bill for detached single-family homes in 2023 is $286/month or $3,432/year. Moreover, many…

Tesla Powerwall Or Generator – Which One Is Better?

By Solar Technologies | October 5, 2023

With an increasing number of power outages in California, homeowners want more reliable backup power. Tesla Powerwall and traditional gas-powered backup generators have emerged as top contenders to keep the lights on. But which of these two options truly offers the best bang for your buck? Let’s explore the differences and benefits between Powerwalls and…

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How Long Can a Powerwall Keep Your Refrigerator Running?

By Solar Technologies | September 29, 2023

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is a pivotal movement in the modern era. The world is seeking solutions to climate change, and the Tesla Powerwall offers a promising answer. Powerwalls are lithium ion batteries that store solar energy, providing a green alternative to traditional electricity. We’ll review the benefits and features…

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Are Tesla Powerwalls Worth the Investment?

By Solar Technologies | September 26, 2023

Tesla Energy’s Powerwall 2 stands out as a top-tier energy storage system in today’s market. Yet, with a price tag hovering around $15,000, it’s more than just a casual purchase. Many homeowners ask themselves, “Are Tesla Powerwalls worth the investment?” before diving into their hard-earned savings. While the answer isn’t straightforward, the Powerwall 2 comes…

What Are the Pros and Cons of the Tesla Powerwall?

By Solar Technologies | September 22, 2023

The Tesla Powerwall, an innovative lithium-ion battery, is gaining attention among California homeowners who are interested in home energy storage systems. As the world shifts to greener energy consumption, the appeal of high-capacity solar batteries like the Powerwall is growing. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive look at the pros, cons, benefits and more…

The Advantage of Working With a Solar EPC

By Solar Technologies | September 19, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, solar energy is advancing quickly and has become the top choice for many California homeowners. As more people embrace this renewable energy source, many solar companies have entered the market, each promising exceptional services. Out of the many choices available, ‘Solar EPC’ stands out as the go-to solution for homeowners who…

What Do Companies Mean When They Say “Free Solar Panels” in 2023?

By Solar Technologies | September 14, 2023

As we continue to grapple with the challenges of climate change and rising energy costs, the idea of harnessing the sun’s power to generate electricity has become increasingly attractive to many homeowners. The idea of “free solar panels” has floated around quite a bit, especially in 2023. But can installing solar panels really be free?…

Do’s & Don’ts of Maintaining Your Solar Panel System

By Solar Technologies | September 12, 2023

Why Taking Care of Your Solar Panels and System is Important Maintaining your solar system is essential to ensure it produces maximum power throughout the year. Properly maintaining your solar panels will help you enjoy the benefits of solar energy and maximize your savings. At Solar Technologies, we understand the importance of keeping your solar…

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How Much Does it Cost to Charge a Tesla With Solar?

By Solar Technologies | September 7, 2023

As an eco-conscious Tesla owner, you might have noticed a slight uptick in your electricity bills. While the switch from a gasoline vehicle to an electric car has undoubtedly saved you money, you might be contemplating ways to further decrease your electricity costs. One of the best ways to achieve this is to leverage the…

Understanding the Basics of Solar Power

By Solar Technologies | September 5, 2023

Solar power is a rapidly growing industry, with more than 2 million homeowners in the United States already harnessing the sun’s energy. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the basics of solar power, from understanding what solar panels are, how they work and the financial benefits they can bring for California homeowners. What is…