How Does Net Metering Impact Solar Customers in California?

April 15, 2021

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…

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

February 18, 2021

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,…

The Solar Incentive Tax Credit Was Extended!

February 10, 2021

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…

Your Northern California Home Battery + Solar Solution

January 28, 2021

Northern California’s 2020 wildfire season was historically devastating, and we know San Francisco Bay Area residents are all too familiar with the related PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Don’t wait for rolling blackouts to figure out how to prepare your home and family to survive without electricity. Add a home solar system with storage now,…

How to Clean Home Solar Panels

May 19, 2020

  Solar panels produce electricity by capturing the sun’s rays. If a panel’s surface is obscured by an accumulation of dust or debris, the solar energy system won’t be able to operate at its maximum efficiency. Fortunately, we exclusively sell SunPower Equinox solar systems, which are known to be the most efficient you can buy.…

Energy Storage Equals ON Demand Power

May 12, 2020

  California’s wildfire season is expected to arrive earlier than normal this year due to drought conditions and the impacts of global warming, and that means we’re likely in for another round of PG&E’s preventative Public Safety Power Shutoffs. During last year’s fire season Public Safety Power Shutoffs left as many as a million people…

How to Finance a Home Solar System

May 11, 2020

SunPower by Solar Technologies has installed more than 75,000 solar panels and helped thousands of Bay Area homeowners save money with solar. Our mission is to provide our customers with the best solar equipment, installation and service at a reasonable price.  At Solar Technologies we understand that buying a solar system for your home is…

Looking for a Tax Break? Solar Can Help

May 4, 2020

With the 2020 tax deadline now extended to July 15 due to COVID-19,  home and business owners have some extra time to sort through their financial documents so they can take advantage of any tax breaks they may be eligible for. Did you know that there’s a federal tax incentive for going solar? Those who…

Shelter-in-Place Energy Saving Tips

April 30, 2020

The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders were just extended through May, and after some odd 40 days of this, you may be worried about what your next PG&E bill is going to look like. Your home electricity use has likely increased if you’ve got a house full of people working remotely and attending online school. Add…

Do Solar Panels Use Light or Heat to Generate Electricity?

January 31, 2020

Do solar panels use light or heat to generate electricity? Confusion over the impact of heat and light in solar power starts with the fact that there are different types of solar power. One type of power, called solar thermal, does use the sun’s light to generate heat which can be used for things such…