Solar Industry News

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…

Commercial Solar

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

Solar Loan Rates

Solar Loan Rates: Big Savings, Zero Down.

By p15 | April 24, 2017

There has never been a better time for homeowners to go solar and take advantage of amazing solar loan rates. But with solar tax credits set to expire, that opportunity could slip away. Fortunately, Solar Technologies offers an array of purchasing options for homeowners regardless of their budget or credit history. These include: easy cash…

tax day due blues

Suffering From Tax Due Blues?

By p15 | April 18, 2017

Tax Day has been responsible for making grown men weep, corporations crumble, and if evaded, can even land you in prison. Yikes. Make 2017 the year that you save big on taxes by switch to solar! You’ll not only reduce your carbon footprint, increase the value of your home or business, save on monthly utilities bills…

Commercial Solar Warranty

The Key Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Warranty

By p15 | April 17, 2017

Warranties are like spare tires: you never think about them until you really, really need them. But in the case of a commercial solar panel warranty, it’s definitely worth your time to dig into the details of what’s covered, for how long, and how likely it is you’ll use it—before making your purchase decision. What…

So Many Reasons To Go Solar.

So Many Solar Incentives. 

By p15 | April 15, 2017

With so many solar financial and environmental incentives there never has been a better time to invest in solar panels for your home or business. Financial Incentives  When you switch to Solar most homeowners qualify for a 30% Tax Credit and for business owners this can go up to an impressive 70% back in Solar Tax Incentives. Less money…

Vote Solar

Why solar industry leaders should support solar advocacy

By p15 | April 12, 2017

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel installations, is proud to support local advocacy to bring solar to the mainstream in California. We’re starting with Vote Solar, an Oakland-based nonprofit that works across the country advocating for solar policies and programs at the state-level. Vote Solar’s mission is to protect and expand solar…

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

By p15 | April 10, 2017

Last year solar was the No. 1 source of new electricity generation ahead of natural gas and coal, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research. In 2016 alone, the U.S. increased its solar (PV) installations by 95 percent, the highest growth rate on record. While it’s exciting to see the growth…

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

By p15 | April 7, 2017

How does solar energy work? What is the photovoltaic effect? What are the basic components that make up a commercial solar panel installation? It’s actually pretty simple. This video overviews the typical commercial solar panel system components and how solar panels produce electricity. It even covers potential savings to your average electric bill with solar…

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

By p15 | April 6, 2017

Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar system. In the past, purchasing a home solar system might have required a full, upfront payment or a home equity loan. But these days…

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

By p15 | April 4, 2017

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) may be a viable choice. Here are four questions organizations often ask about solar PPAs to help decide if this financing option is right for their needs: What is a solar PPA? A PPA is…

solar tax credit extended for homeowners

Solar Tax Credit Extended.

By p15 | April 1, 2017

There’s Still Time To Save. Originally planned to expire following 2016, the 30% federal solar tax credit was recently extended through 2019.  Homeowners can claim a 30% tax credit on their investment in solar by filling out IRS form 5695 for the tax year in which the system was installed.  Take advantage of this huge…