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How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

By p15 | September 15, 2017

People who are new to how residential solar power works often ask these two questions: What happens when my solar…

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Choosing the right solar design for your organization

By p15 | September 13, 2017

Introduction As you begin your solar planning process, you may have many questions about which type of commercial solar design…

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need: Panel Size and Output Factors

By p15 | September 10, 2017

Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. Do you want…

How Going Solar is Helping California County Save Millions

By p15 | September 7, 2017

Faced with lean budgets and skyrocketing energy prices, a small county in Northern California needed to drastically reduce its energy…

How Business Is Defining the Future of Clean Energy

Consumption Key to Successful Innovation in Business

By p15 | September 5, 2017

For the past century, many companies have thrived on business models that feature ever-increasing consumption as a driver of financial…

Solar Has Become America’s Fastest-Growing Non-Partisan Energy Source

By p15 | September 2, 2017

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he was supportive of an “all of…

Why You Should Revisit Your Sustainability Strategy

By p15 | August 29, 2017

An effective corporate sustainability strategy should be flexible enough to adapt to changes that impact it, making it a dynamic…

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Take Advantage of the Solar Tax Credit Before It’s Gone.

By p15 | August 26, 2017

Going solar pays dividends in the long run, but many homeowners and business owners hesitate to make the switch due…

Solar Technologies Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor in the Bay Area

By p15 | August 23, 2017

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes San Ramon-based solar firm. Coming off the biggest year ever for…

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How Solar and Battery Storage Systems Increase Home Value in California

By Solar Technologies | June 22, 2024

In the quest for energy efficiency and sustainability, California homeowners are increasingly turning to solar and battery storage systems. Beyond the obvious environmental benefits, these technologies also offer significant financial advantages, including a boost in home value. Let’s explore how solar panels and battery storage systems can make your California home more valuable and attractive…

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Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Solar Panels and Battery Storage in Your Bay Area Home

By Solar Technologies | June 19, 2024

Harnessing the power of the sun can significantly reduce your energy bills, increase your home’s value, and contribute to a sustainable environment. This guide will walk you through each stage of installing solar panels and battery storage in your Bay Area home, providing you with the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision. 1.…

Renewable Energy Trends: Solar and Battery Storage In 2024

By Solar Technologies | June 15, 2024

In 2024, renewable energy trends, particularly in solar and battery storage, are set to revolutionize how we harness and use energy. With rising electricity rates and more frequent power outages, there’s never been a better time for environmentalists, technology enthusiasts, and Bay Area homeowners to explore these sustainable solutions. Key Trends in Solar and Battery…

Explore the Benefits of Solar Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Solar Technologies | June 10, 2024

As a homeowner in the California Bay Area, you’ve likely noticed the upward trend in energy costs. This steady increase has driven many to seek alternative solutions, with solar energy rising to prominence as an effective way to slash monthly electric bills. With its reliability and long-term financial benefits, solar energy stands out as a…

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How to Choose a Solar Panel Installer: Your Comprehensive Guide

By Solar Technologies | June 5, 2024

Making the decision to install solar panels is an exciting step toward reducing energy costs and embracing renewable energy. However, choosing the right solar panel installer can make or break the entire process. It’s not just about finding the lowest cost solution. You’ll want to evaluate the company you choose to partner with for your…

Maximizing Savings: How Solar Panels Can Drastically Reduce Your Electric Bill

By Solar Technologies | May 29, 2024

In an age where environmental sustainability and financial prudence intersect, solar energy emerges as a powerful solution. If you are a homeowner, an eco-conscious consumer, or simply looking to save on energy costs, investing in solar panels can be a game-changer. This is especially true for residents of the California Bay Area, where the abundant…

The Advantages of California Home Solar Energy Systems in 2024: The Future is Radiant

By Solar Technologies | May 22, 2024

Climate change remains a significant global concern that impacts us all. Many countries are actively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one standout solution is solar energy. Sustainable and cost-effective, solar panel technology continues to evolve and pricing continues to improve. Today’s panels are more efficient, durable, and affordable than ever before. In this…

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Commercial Solar Panels: Costs & Benefits

By Solar Technologies | May 20, 2024

Introduction As the world increasingly shifts its focus towards sustainable energy solutions, commercial solar panels are becoming a pivotal component in the transition. For commercial property owners and business owners in California, understanding the costs and benefits of installing commercial solar panels can be a game-changer. Not only do these panels offer significant financial savings,…

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Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

By Solar Technologies | May 18, 2024

More Bay Area homeowners are turning to solar to reduce their electricity bills and embrace clean energy. This has also caused the interest in DIY solar panel installation to spike. While installing solar panels yourself might seem like a good idea, you should know what comes with a project like this.  If you’ve wondered, “Can…

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Consumption

By Solar Technologies | May 12, 2024

Self-consumption is becoming increasingly important as more homeowners install solar panels and home batteries. It involves producing and using your own electricity directly at your home or business. As net metering policies evolve, embracing self-consumption still ensures you maximize your solar savings. If you’re powering your home with solar energy, we’ll break down everything you…