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What is a Hybrid Solar System?

November 30, 2022

Introduction Solar offers a host of benefits beyond helping you reduce your carbon footprint, such as reducing the amount you…

A Beginners Guide to Solar Panels for Your Home: Are they Worth It?

November 18, 2022

Installing solar panels on your home provides the rare opportunity to pay less for your electricity while helping to preserve…

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need to Charge Your Electric Vehicle?

November 14, 2022

Introduction One of the main benefits of purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is that it allows you to forgo buying…

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Preparing for an Outage with SunVault Home Battery Backup

November 10, 2022

While you may not be able to predict when an outage will occur, it’s important to be prepared when they…

The History and Evolution of Our Electric Grid

November 7, 2022

Introduction When you plug in your phone or charge an electric vehicle (EV), your are accessing electricity from the grid.…

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

November 4, 2022

During a power outage, solar panels will not keep your lights on unless they are equipped and configured to do…

Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

November 2, 2022

Electric cars are excellent for the environment and offer many benefits over traditional vehicles, but they do have some downsides.…

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Solar vs. Wind Energy: Which Alternative Energy Source is Right for Your Home?

October 31, 2022

Incredible strides in alternative energy sources are making renewable power more obtainable than ever for American homeowners. Solar panels are…

What Are Off-Peak Electricity Hours?

October 27, 2022

Off-Peak Hours: Everything You Need to Know About the Cheapest Time to Use Electricity Electricity is one of the most…

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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 through 2019.  Homeowners can claim a 30% tax credit on their investment in solar by filling out IRS form 5695 for the tax year in which the system was installed.  Take advantage of this huge…

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 what exactly these things are made of. We seek confidence that what we’re buying is safe for ourselves, our families and the environment. Solar shoppers are no different. For consumers and those in the building…

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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 their homes, businesses, and cars. Last year, the average monthly Bay Area electricity bill was $250 per home. Over the next 25 years that adds up to nearly $150,000 for electricity alone. To ensure that…

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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. Since 1998 they’ve installed over 75,000 solar panels for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them save thousands annually on electric bills. To maximize the amount of energy you receive from every drop of sunshine,…

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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 solar company. The quality of the solar installer and equipment will directly affect the system’s reliability and a homeowner’s long-term savings. “We often hear about California solar companies trying to pressure customers into acting fast…

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What is a Carbon Footprint?

By p15 | March 17, 2017

The arrival of a new year usually has everyone resolving to shed excess things and start anew. Maybe it’s pounds gained from holiday indulgences. Maybe it’s sheer “stuff,” extra possessions that seem to have multiplied after a season of gift exchanges. While kicking off 2017 with promises to eat healthy or live more simply is…

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Breaking Down Commercial Solar Panel Costs

By p15 | March 15, 2017

If you’ve ever considered taking your business solar, but were worried by the cost, you may find yourself in luck. The price of solar panels has absolutely crashed over the last year, a reduction in price enabled by both advancing technology and economies of scale. As it stands, commercial solar panel costs now put renewable…

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Bay Area Residents Act Now To Claim Your Solar Energy Tax Credit.

By p15 | March 13, 2017

Solar Technologies a Bay Area leader in Solar Panel Systems wants to remind California residence that if they’re thinking about switching to solar, the time to act is now before the solar energy tax credit incentive expires. “The solar energy tax credit allows a homeowner to reduce the amount of income tax that they would…

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How To Get Your Solar Energy Tax Credit

By p15 | March 10, 2017

There are a lot of good reasons to go solar. Many Bay Area homeowners have a solar system installed to protect themselves and their families against rising energy rates. While it is difficult to forecast exactly how much electricity costs will rise, or how quickly, one thing is certain – they will go up. Conversely,…

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A BAY AREA SOLAR PANEL LEADER BRIGHTENS CUSTOMERS’ BOTTOM LINE

By p15 | February 2, 2017

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel installations, announced today the launch of their new website, http://solartechnologies.com. “Our new site has been designed to help both residential and commercial solar customers through every step of the purchase process,” said Jeff Parr, Owner of Solar Technologies, “After 18 years of solar installation, we know…