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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…

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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…