Solar Industry News

The 5 Best Electric Vehicles by Range

January 26, 2023

One of the biggest concerns people have when considering an electric vehicle is the fear of running out of charge,…

How Much Electricity Does a Refrigerator Use?

January 16, 2023

Introduction On average, refrigerators consume between 300 and 800 watts of electricity, depending on the age of the model. Most…

Are There Different Types of Solar Cells?

January 13, 2023

It may seem obvious to say, but not all solar cells are the same. From the type of silicon used…

Understanding Your Solar System Performance with the mySunPower® App

January 11, 2023

Performance monitoring is a crucial but often overlooked part of owning a solar or solar + storage system. After installation,…

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Does SunPower Offer Tesla Powerwalls?

December 31, 2022

SunPower direct does not sell Tesla Powerwalls, it offers the SunVault home battery storage solution. However, the SunPower® Equinox™ solar panels…

What Are The Best Energy Efficient Light Bulbs For Your Home?

December 30, 2022

Introduction to Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Energy efficient light bulbs are a great way to save money on energy bills…

How Will California’s Net Energy Metering Policy (NEM 3.0) Affect Home Solar + Storage Customers?

December 29, 2022

On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) passed the new net metering policy, NEM 3.0. While the…

Does Energy Storage Qualify for the Federal Tax Credit?

December 28, 2022

Introduction The popularity of home batteries has increased over the years, particularly in conjunction with the installation of solar panels.…

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Warranty Review

December 23, 2022

Introduction Home batteries allow you to store the excess energy produced by your solar panels for use at night, on…

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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…

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Shop The Logo & Save!

By p15 | December 12, 2016

Solar Technologies is excited to team up with our long-time partner, Think Local First of Santa Cruz to promote the “Shop the Logo” campaign and shopping local in the month of December.  As part of the campaign, Solar Technologies will be offering $1,000 off the purchase of a SunPower system installation between 12/1 and 12/31! …