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Understanding Off-Peak Electricity Hours in California

By Solar Technologies | April 18, 2024

As homeowners in Northern California are dealing with rising PG&E utility rates, understanding Time-of-Use (TOU) plans is more important than…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

15 Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Your Electric Bill

By Solar Technologies | December 11, 2023

In the Golden State of California, full of sunshine and warm weather, homeowners are always on the lookout for ways…

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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…

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Will Solar Panels Damage Your Roof?

By Solar Technologies | December 15, 2023

In recent years, the United States has seen a surge in homeowners adding solar panels to their homes, especially in sunny California. This shift towards clean energy and the promise of reduced utility bills has made solar technologies a popular home improvement choice. However, homeowners have concerns about solar panel installations on their rooftop in…

15 Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Your Electric Bill

By Solar Technologies | December 11, 2023

In the Golden State of California, full of sunshine and warm weather, homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to conserve energy and reduce their utility bills. Here are 15 actionable tips to help you make the most of your energy consumption, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint. Opt for Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs:…

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How Much Electricity Does the Average Home Use in California?

By Solar Technologies | December 7, 2023

Electricity is the lifeblood of our homes, powering everything from our lights to our essential appliances. But how much electricity does the average home really use? And how can understanding this help Californians make smarter energy choices, especially when considering the benefits of solar energy?  Understanding Your Home’s Power Needs Every home is unique, and…

What is a Solar Array?

By Solar Technologies | December 2, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power shines brightly as a sustainable alternative, leading the charge towards a greener future. At the heart of this solar revolution lies the solar array, key components of any solar energy system.  So, what exactly is a solar array? And why is it becoming increasingly essential for California…

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How Long Does it Take to Charge a Tesla?

By Solar Technologies | November 27, 2023

The amount of time it takes to charge a Tesla varies, ranging from a swift hour to a more prolonged 12 hours. The charging time for electric vehicles, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y, depends on the battery’s state and its charger. Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, positions these vehicles not…

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

By Solar Technologies | November 15, 2023

California homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their energy use and reduce their monthly bills. One such method that has gained traction in recent years is the use of tankless water heaters.  But like any technology, tankless water heaters come with their own set of advantages and drawbacks. In this article,…

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Do Solar Panels Impact the Resale Value of Your Home?

By Solar Technologies | November 7, 2023

In the realm of clean energy, the impact of solar panels has emerged as a game-changer. As more California homeowners embrace this green technology, a pressing frequently asked question arises: How do solar panels influence the resale value of homes? Let’s dive into the benefits of solar energy and its impact on home resale values.…

Benefits and Drawbacks of Solar Energy for California Homeowners

By Solar Technologies | November 3, 2023

In today’s environmentally-conscious times, solar energy shines as a top renewable solution, providing many benefits to the environment. With rising utility costs and a lot of sunshine throughout the state, solar energy in California is especially beneficial to local homeowners. Understanding the full range of solar energy’s benefits and challenges is important. In this article,…

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PG&E Requests a 22% Rate Hike: What California Homeowners Need to Know

By Solar Technologies | October 25, 2023

On October 18, 2023, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) approached state regulators with a proposal for a staggering 22% rate hike. This move was met with mixed reactions from various stakeholders, and as a homeowner in California, it’s important to understand the implications of this proposed hike. Understanding the Rate Hike Pacific Gas & Electric’s…