Solar Industry News

Why Some Governments Offer Rebates and Incentives for Home Solar

December 6, 2019

Why Some Governments Offer Rebates and Incentives for Home Solar A quick search for “are there tax incentives for solar panels?” yields tons of results. You’ll see a lot about the various federal and state rebates for going solar. But you might be skeptical. It sounds like a great thing to cash in on the…

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Happy & Bright Holidays

November 20, 2019

Happy & Bright Holidays At Solar Technologies, we know you want the most from life especially as the Holidays draw near. With a SunPower Solar System you won’t worry about going overboard with Christmas lights — turn them on! Cook and bake to your heart’s desire. Turn up the heat! We believe in conservation, but…

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What are California’s Massive Power Outages Like?

November 12, 2019
Solar installation

What are California’s Massive Power Outages Like? SunPower, which has multiple offices in California, has many employees affected by the state’s Public Safety Power Shutdowns (PSPS), and the irony of working for a company that helps provide clean energy worldwide while not having electricity for days isn’t lost on anyone. Marin County resident Jon Thompson,…

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How a Solar Battery Works During a Blackout

October 16, 2019

How a Solar Battery Works During a Blackout This week Californians are enduring the most widespread planned blackouts in the state’s history as utilities began cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people to avoid wildfires. Flashlight batteries and cases of water are selling out, and gas tanks are being filled as worried residents try to picture…

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What is green building? Explaining eco-friendly construction

August 30, 2019
Macy's Solar Array

What is green building? Explaining eco-friendly construction What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, construction using green technology is becoming more common. Several of these reasons are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand…

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10 simple ways to reduce business energy costs

August 23, 2019
Commercial solar install

10 simple ways to reduce business energy costs You might not think much about paying your electric bill every month. And if you do, well, that’s just the cost of doing business, right? Not exactly. Take a moment to consider the energy you’re likely paying for that room in your office no one ever seems…

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Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar

August 16, 2019
Solar Technologies Home Financing

Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar We get asked, “How much do solar panels save?” every day. While yes, you will either greatly reduce or eliminate your electric bill, determining your total solar savings is influenced by several other factors, including how you finance your solar system; whether you take advantage of tax incentives…

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We Made The List!

July 29, 2019

We Made The List! July 2019 – Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, is proud to have made the list of 2019 Top Solar Contractors in the U.S. by Solar Power World magazine. We achieved the rank of 25th in California (excluding utility contractors) and 126th overall out of 415 companies…

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Video: Five Steps to Going Solar

July 9, 2019
Solar install

Video: Five Steps to Going Solar Going solar doesn’t have to be complex. In this two-minute video, SunPower Energy Consultant Whitney Torres explains how to get home solar panels. To learn more, read this recent blog post about how to get solar panels on your home, which gives further details about the key steps: Finding a solar…

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Learn How to Go Solar

June 12, 2019

Solar power helps homeowners save money on energy bill, so if you’re dreading those high electricity bills this summer, you may want to find out: How do I go solar? It’s certainly a common question. Photovoltaic (PV) solar power is the fastest-growing type of energy in the world. In the U.S. alone there are now 2 million rooftop solar…

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