Solar Industry News

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 think the ideal home for solar is a single-family, stand-alone home that you own with a roof that gets plenty of sunlight and very little shade throughout the day. If this describes your home and you’ve thought about saving money on your…

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Six Questions to Ask when Choosing a Local Solar Installer

September 8, 2021
Home with solar power

Solar energy is a flourishing industry. Since 2010, solar has grown an average of 42% a year. It’s understandable that there are now more new home solar installation companies than ever and all are claiming to be the best. That can make picking one for your home solar project intimidating. This is likely one of…

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Streamlined Solar Permitting with SolarAPP+ Brings Clean Energy to Our Customers Faster

August 31, 2021

Our Director of Residential Solar, Kyle Severns, recently attended an event to introduce the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) platform, an innovative and efficient software that can run compliance checks and process building permit approvals for rooftop solar systems.  Approvals usually take a week and sometimes longer depending on the system size and other factors.…

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How Does Home Battery Storage + Solar Work?

July 1, 2021
SunVault Battery

With constant technological advancements and innovations in the solar industry and developments in home battery storage, like the Tesla Powerwall and SunPower SunVault™, each new product is designed to make life easier for homeowners.   Battery storage can complement your home solar energy system, which utilizes solar panels to harness energy from the sun and…

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How Does Net Metering Impact Solar Customers in California?

April 15, 2021
California Net Metering Graphic

California utility companies, like PG&E, Edison and Sempra, want to enact drastic changes to the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program that would negatively impact current and future home and business owners who want to go solar. In some cases, rooftop solar may be five times more expensive than it is today.  Not only is this…

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SunPower Home Solar Warranty Protects Your Investment

March 13, 2021

Putting solar panels on your roof is not only about saving money with clean energy. You’re making a major home upgrade that will benefit your household for decades. Why not protect that investment with the industry’s best all-in-one warranty? While shopping for home solar panels you shouldn’t assume all solar companies or all solar warranties…

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Proud to be Named SunPower’s “2020 Commercial National Top Producer of the Year”

February 18, 2021
solar technologies social award

SunPower held its annual dealer conference this month and Solar Technologies was awarded for having the highest shipment volume of commercial panels in the United States. Named “Commercial National Top Producer of the Year,” our team is honored to be recognized for our achievements and perseverance. While 2020 was a difficult year with the pandemic,…

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The Solar Incentive Tax Credit Was Extended!

February 10, 2021
Residential Solar with Pool

It will be time to do your 2020 taxes before you know it, and it’s important to stay abreast of how current tax law changes could impact your financial situation. Did you know that there’s a federal tax credit for going solar? Fortunately the recently approved federal spending program extended the federal investment tax credit…

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