Solar Industry News

What’s the Best Orientation and Angle to Install My Solar Panels?

By Shannon Hughes | September 20, 2022

If you’re thinking about installing solar panels on your roof, you might be surprised at how many variables can affect…

An Overview Of SunVault Storage: SunPower’s Home Battery Solution

By Shannon Hughes | September 19, 2022

SunPower is well-known for its top-notch solar panels that help you save money on your utility bills and reduce fossil…

Top 4 Differences Between Microinverters & Power Optimizers

By Shannon Hughes | September 16, 2022

Inverters are an important part of any solar panel system. Your panels convert sunlight into electricity and inverters allow you…

Can You Go Off-Grid With SunVault Home Battery Storage?

By Shannon Hughes | September 12, 2022

With an increasing number of power outages across the U.S. and devastating wildfires in California causing blackouts, millions of homeowners…

15 Energy Saving Strategies for Your Home

By Shannon Hughes | September 9, 2022

When it comes to energy efficiency, it’s ideal to do more with less. Energy conservation means using less energy to…

5 Ways Switching To An Electric Vehicle Can Save You Money

By Shannon Hughes | September 5, 2022

With rising inflation, high gas prices and increasing food prices, many Americans are looking for more ways to save. Transportation…

The Inflation Reduction Act: Everything You Need To Know

By Shannon Hughes | August 31, 2022

President Biden recently signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on August 16, 2022. The $700 billion bill is…

SunVault Home Battery Warranty Review

By Shannon Hughes | August 24, 2022

Home batteries store the excess energy produced by your solar panels to use at night, on cloudy days or during…

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Questions to Ask a Solar Company Before You Sign a Contract

By Shannon Hughes | August 22, 2022

If you’ve done your research and decided to power your home with solar energy, it’s time to set appointments with…

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How Much Does SunPower’s SunVault Battery Storage Cost?

By Shannon Hughes | August 12, 2022

When many people hear about SunVault battery storage for the first time, one of the first questions that comes to mind is: how much does it cost? There are a few things to remember when we talk about the cost of batteries. First, while home batteries like a SunPower SunVault can be expensive, a portion…

5 FAQs About Solar Home Battery Storage

By Shannon Hughes | August 9, 2022

Has your neighborhood power gone out in recent months? Have you noticed a few houses on the block that still have their lights and TV’s on while you scramble to find candles and flashlights? You can now pair a home battery with your solar panel system to store the excess energy your panels produce. Solar…

Solar Technologies Honored as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company

By Shannon Hughes | August 5, 2022

Solar Technologies was recently recognized by Solar Power World for its installation success and ranked on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list. While supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations plagued many industries, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Solar Power World develops the Top Solar Contractors list each…


What are the Best Locations for Solar Energy?

By Shannon Hughes | August 1, 2022

When determining which places are the most accommodating for solar energy, your first thought may linger on where the sun shines most. States like Arizona, Texas, California, Nevada and Florida are considered some of the sunniest places in the nation. And the major cities within them also happen to have a large amount of solar…

Why Does SunPower Have the Most Comprehensive Warranty in the Business?

By Shannon Hughes | July 18, 2022

A typical SunPower by Solar Technologies solar installation generates low-cost, environmentally friendly power for 25 to 30 years or more, making the switch to solar power a long-term project. That means it’s vital to have a good warranty to protect your investment. SunPower’s Complete Confidence Warranty is considered the most comprehensive warranty in the solar…

Four Things You Need to Know about the SunVault Solar Storage System

By Shannon Hughes | July 1, 2022

Homeowners are facing an increasing number of power outages across the United States. Devastating wildfires in California, winter storms in Texas and an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave all left millions without power over the past year, causing many homeowners to seek out backup power alternatives like clean energy solar + storage solutions. Homeowners that…


Are Critter Guards Really Necessary? Consider These Four Solar Enhancements.

By Shannon Hughes | June 17, 2022

When it comes to installing a new solar system, most homeowners simply think about only buying the actual solar panels. There are multiple pieces of equipment that come along with your solar installation but did you know that additional product enhancements exist to further optimize your investment? Your solar provider may offer various add-ons like…

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5 Reasons to Add Solar + Battery Storage in 2022

By Shannon Hughes | June 3, 2022

Have you considered adding solar or battery storage to your home? This year, it’s important to think about your energy options carefully, because utility rates are going up, net energy metering may change, solar incentives are ending, and California wildfires and climate change are becoming more serious. Utility Rate Increases PG&E has increased your rates…

The Top 3 Things to Look for in Solar Panels

By Shannon Hughes | May 17, 2022

It’s no secret that there are a lot of solar panels on the market. Many promise different results from lower prices to better aesthetics. But what factors should you weigh when evaluating which solar provider to choose? It all comes down to these 3 things – efficiency, durability and warranty. Efficiency SunPower® solar panels are…


Why Should You Get a Custom Solar Quote With SunPower by Solar Technologies?

By Shannon Hughes | April 4, 2022

More than 380,000 homeowners have already turned to SunPower for solar solutions. Here at Solar Technologies, we’ve helped more than 75,000 Bay Area home and business owners with solar solutions. For the many others looking to adopt this renewable energy source, there’s often a very natural question that surfaces: How much does going solar cost?…