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Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

By p15 | April 10, 2017

Last year solar was the No. 1 source of new electricity generation ahead of natural gas and coal, according to…

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

By p15 | April 7, 2017

How does solar energy work? What is the photovoltaic effect? What are the basic components that make up a commercial…

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

By p15 | April 6, 2017

Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware…

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Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

By p15 | April 4, 2017

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar power purchase agreement (PPA)…

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Solar Tax Credit Extended.

By p15 | April 1, 2017

There’s Still Time To Save. Originally planned to expire following 2016, the 30% federal solar tax credit was recently extended…

What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

By p15 | March 29, 2017

Whether it’s the food we consume, the beauty products we wear or the technology we use, consumers want to know…

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5 Tips To Picking The Best Solar Company

By p15 | March 24, 2017

With the rising costs of electricity, many home and business owners are moving toward alternative sources of energy to power…

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Vote Solar’s Annual Celebration & Fundraiser

By p15 | March 22, 2017

Solar Technologies is a SunPower Master dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of state-of-the-art solar power systems.…

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PICKING THE RIGHT SOLAR COMPANY KEEPS THINGS BRIGHT.

By p15 | March 21, 2017

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, urges Bay Area homeowners to think twice before selecting a…

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Does New Construction in California Require Solar?

By Solar Technologies | March 22, 2024

California leads the nation in solar energy, consistently topping the Solar Energy Industries Association’s ranking of the best states to install solar panels. This success is fueled by abundant sunshine and forward-thinking state policies like the California Solar Initiative and ambitious renewable energy goals. The state’s solar future shines even brighter with the introduction of…

What Does it Mean to “Stay Behind the Meter?”

By Solar Technologies | March 8, 2024

In the realm of renewable energy, the concept of staying “behind the meter” is changing how we think about electricity generation and consumption. This strategy, rooted in the use of distributed energy sources (DERs) like solar panels and home batteries, empowers homeowners to make, keep, and use your own energy. Staying “behind the meter” represents…

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Enphase IQ 5P Battery Review

By Solar Technologies | March 5, 2024

The Enphase IQ 5P Battery is an all-in-one AC-coupled system that pairs solar energy storage with its cutting-edge technology and efficiency. For homeowners who want more sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions, the IQ 5P is a top home battery option. In our review, we’ll explore the Enphase IQ 5P Battery’s main features, capabilities, and benefits, highlighting…

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15 Top Energy-Saving Strategies for the New Year

By Solar Technologies | February 14, 2024

With California’s sunny skies and mild climate, more homeowners are turning to clean energy solutions and other renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses. This shift is part of a broader effort to reduce energy usage, save on their energy bill, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 15 energy-saving ways to maximize your…

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Title 24 California Solar Mandates: Empowering Homeowners with Sustainable Energy Solutions

By Solar Technologies | February 10, 2024

California is leading the way to a greener future by making solar energy production more common across the state and introducing mandates to encourage ongoing solar adoption. Title 24 solar mandates were  put in place by the California Energy Commission as a series of policies to help reshape energy consumption across the state. Despite the…

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Introducing the Enphase IQ Battery 5P: The Future of Home Energy Storage

By Solar Technologies | February 7, 2024

The Enphase IQ Battery 5P is a big step forward in solar energy, designed to meet the needs of California homeowners. The Enphase IQ Battery 5P isn’t just a battery; it’s a gateway to energy independence, efficiency, and reliability. This all-in-one AC-coupled home battery offers double the continuous power and triple the peak power compared…

How Much Electricity Does a Computer Use?

By Solar Technologies | January 17, 2024

Computers have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, both for personal use and work-related tasks. For many California homeowners, understanding the energy consumption of these devices is important, especially when considering the rising costs of electricity. In this article, we’ll review the specifics of how much electricity a computer uses, the associated costs,…

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What is the Difference Between Watts, Kilowatts, and Kilowatt-Hours?

By Solar Technologies | January 8, 2024

In the realm of solar panels and energy consumption, understanding the units that measure the electricity generated is important. As homeowners in California increasingly turn to solar energy systems to harness the sun’s power, it’s essential to know the basics of electricity. In this article, we’ll discuss the difference between watts, kilowatts, and kilowatt-hours. What…

Understanding Electric Rates & How Solar Can Help California Residents Save

By Solar Technologies | December 26, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power has a popular clean energy option for many homeowners in California. But how much can solar actually save you each month?With rising electricity rates in the Golden State, the quest for a sustainable and cost-effective alternative has never been more pressing. This article will review the benefits…

How Much Electricity Does a Lightbulb Use?

By Solar Technologies | December 20, 2023

Energy conservation is important for homeowners today and understanding how much electricity a light bulb uses is essential. The United States, one of the world’s top energy users, is shifting from traditional incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs. This transition isn’t just about saving on utility bills; it’s about reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring…