Solar Industry News

How to Finance a Home Solar System

June 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…

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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…

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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…

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SunPower by Solar Technologies Named SunPower’s 2019 “Commercial National Dealer of the Year”

April 30, 2020

San Ramon, CA, April 30, 2020 – SunPower by Solar Technologies, a San Ramon-based solar installer, received the SunPower “Commercial National Dealer of the Year” award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2019. “It’s a great honor to be named SunPower’s 2019 ‘Commercial National Dealer of the Year,’ recognized for our success…

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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…

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California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong

January 17, 2020

California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong Today is a landmark day for clean energy in California. Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown celebrated that one million homes and businesses have gone solar, holding hope for a fossil-fuel free future and cleaner air for all. California generates so much electricity from utility-scale renewables — 12,000 megawatts…

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SunPower’s New Path Ensures Customers Continue to Come First

January 3, 2020

SunPower’s New Path Ensures Customers Continue to Come First SunPower, our solar panel provider, recently announced that it is separating into two independent companies: SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies. These two new entities will focus on different ends of the photovoltaic (PV) solar market. SunPower will remain one of North America’s leading product manufacturers, innovators and…

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Solar at a Megawatt a Minute

December 27, 2019

Solar at a Megawatt a Minute When we introduced Instant Design at Google Next ’19 in San Francisco, we wanted to change how homeowners go solar. Visitors to now use SunPower Design Studio, the first application featuring SunPower’s patent-pending Instant Design technology, to create thousands of home solar designs per week. They’re twice as likely to…

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Solar Energy Continues to Shift Auto Industry

December 13, 2019
Commercial solar install

Solar Energy Continues to Shift Auto Industry More U.S. car dealers are installing solar energy systems to power a good portion of their entire operations and save money. In state after state, solar is saving auto dealers money. Dealers from Hawaii to Massachusetts are finding that solar provides a net savings that can drastically improve their margins.…

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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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