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Oakland Unified School roof, almost completely covered with solar panels

Oakland Unified School

February 25, 2020

La Escuelita Educational Center Earns Honors for First “Grid-Neutral” School Solar Shines a Bright Light on Educational Center The La…

Orchard Commercial solar

Orchard Commercial

February 25, 2020

Quick Facts: Orchard Commercial Total System Size 153.6 kW City Santa Clara, CA Utility Silicon Valley Power Panel Type SunPower…

Oakland Zoo Vet Clinic is mostly solar powered

Oakland Zoo

February 25, 2020

Oakland Zoo The Oakland Zoo hired Solar Technologies to design and install a solar power system to offset the electricity…

Coastline Family Farms roof covered in high efficiency solar panels

Coastline Family Farms

February 25, 2020

Coast American Cooling  Salinas Valley Produce Company Harvests Millions in Solar Savings. A Leader in The Salinas Valley Founded in…

Geo H. Wilson Inc. has a roof mainly covered in solar panels

Geo. H. Wilson, Inc.

February 25, 2020

Geo. H. Wilson, Inc. One of Santa Cruz’s Most Celebrated Contractors.  Geo. H. Wilson is a family-owned mechanical contracting business…

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Ramar Foods

February 25, 2020

Ramar Foods Family Traditions & Industry Leading Manufacturing Founded in 1969, Ramar Foods is a third-generation Filipino Food company and…

The Villages Canopy Solar install

Villages Golf & Country Club

February 25, 2020

Villages Golf & Country Club Bay Area’s Largest Senior Community Saves Millions with Solar The Bay Area’s Premiere Senior Community…

Small Victorian house with solar panels on different parts of sloped roof

Solar Project – Hayward, CA

February 25, 2020

Their Challenge This family had interest in switching to solar power for years before being referred to Solar Technologies by…

Sloped top roof with large solar panel sections on each side

Solar Project – Pleasanton, CA

February 25, 2020

Their Challenge When this family were faced with a roof replacement project and increasingly high electric bills, they decided to…

The Lenhart home is powered by SunPower and saves thousands of dollars

Residential Solar Project – Los Gatos, CA

February 25, 2020

Their Challenge With their electricity bills increasing to more than $250 per month, this family of Los Gatos, Calif., wanted…

Solar Industry News

Avoid Solar Scams: 6 Red Flags When Getting Solar Quotes

By Solar Technologies | October 18, 2023

The transition to solar energy isn’t just a trend; it’s a significant movement towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future. As the benefits of solar energy become more evident, many homeowners in the United States are making the switch. From reducing energy bills to contributing to a more sustainable future, the benefits of solar energy…

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Powerwall 3: What to Expect

By Solar Technologies | October 13, 2023

Tesla’s Powerwall 3 will be available in 2024 as the newest in their energy storage system lineup, promising to elevate solar installations and home batteries. Let’s dive into what the newest Powerwall will offer, its standout features, and how it stacks up against earlier Powerwall versions. About Tesla Powerwall At its core, a Tesla Powerwall…

Why Battery Storage is Essential with PG&E’s Net Billing Tariff (NEM 3.0)

By Solar Technologies | October 10, 2023

When first established, Net Energy Metering (NEM) was a game changer for California residents interested in making the switch to solar energy. NEM enabled homeowners to earn credits for the excess solar energy they feed into the grid. A significant shift took effect on April 15, 2023. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) implemented PG&E’s…

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?…