Solar Industry News

The Top 3 Things to Look for in Solar Panels

May 17, 2022

It’s no secret that there are a lot of solar panels on the market. Many promise different results from lower prices to better aesthetics. But what factors should you weigh when evaluating which solar provider to choose? It all comes down to these 3 things – efficiency, durability and warranty. Efficiency SunPower® solar panels are…

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Why Should You Get a Custom Solar Quote With SunPower by Solar Technologies?

April 4, 2022

More than 380,000 homeowners have already turned to SunPower for solar solutions. Here at Solar Technologies, we’ve helped more than 75,000 Bay Area home and business owners with solar solutions. For the many others looking to adopt this renewable energy source, there’s often a very natural question that surfaces: How much does going solar cost?…

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How to Avoid Solar Scammers

January 7, 2022

A growing number of people are eager to learn more about solar energy and find out what kind of savings it can provide. Unfortunately, many con artists understand this well and have designed schemes that can turn the dreams of residential solar power into a nightmare for some homeowners. Unlike buying a car or a…

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Does Going Solar Increase Your Property Value and Property Taxes?

December 30, 2021

Starting in 2020, California became the first state to require solar panels be installed on all new homes but one question still remains for homeowners: does the cost of installing solar pay off? Adding a solar energy system to your home is an excellent investment for most homeowners. We know that harvesting the power of…

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“Is It Hard to Transfer a Solar Lease?” (And Other Common Questions About Buying a Home with Solar Energy)

December 10, 2021

Anyone in the market for a new home can tell you the search process is both exciting and nerve-racking. Between location, school district, lot size, HOA fees and property taxes there’s a lot to consider. But what if that unicorn of a home finally pops up in your search results and it has solar on…

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Top 3 Solar Power Questions Homeowners Want Answered

November 20, 2021

Solar Advisors often take calls from homeowners interested in solar. As you might imagine, questions range from the informational “How does solar work?” to the more complex “How efficient are SunPower’s solar panels?”. The following are some of the most popular questions the team fields from those looking to go solar, save money on their energy…

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Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

November 6, 2021
Commercial ground mounts

Ever wondered what the two most common reasons are for home and business owners to go solar? The first is the financial benefit, of course. With California’s generous benefits and incentives for going solar plus financing options for $0 down, there’s plenty of ways to save with solar.  The second most common reason is the…

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5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

October 25, 2021

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy efficiency. Rising utility rates and weather trends often make this an important factor when trying to find the right place to settle. Not only is efficiency important when a house goes on the market, it…

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Generators vs. Solar Batteries: Which is the Better Backup?

October 12, 2021

A well-designed solar system can meet the majority of the electricity needs for a homeowner, but there are times when power needs to be pulled from the grid. While many energy providers give the option of net metering to cover the cost of electricity used from the local power company, it’s not available to all solar homeowners. Having a…

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Is your home a good fit for solar?

September 30, 2021
Solar rep with happy customers

With so many solar installations throughout the Bay Area and California, many people have a general idea of what is needed to qualify for solar. The obvious qualifiers are homeowners who live in a single-family, stand-alone home  with a south-facing roof that gets plenty of sunlight and very little shade throughout the day. If this…

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