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

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...
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How to Avoid Solar Scams

January 7, 2022
A growing number of people are eager to learn more about solar energy and find out what kind of savings it can provide. Unfortunately, many con artists understand this well and have designed schemes that can turn the dreams of...
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5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

October 25, 2021
When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy efficiency. Rising utility rates and weather trends often make this an important factor when trying to find the right place...
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Generators vs. Solar Batteries: Which is the Better Backup?

October 12, 2021
A well-designed solar system can meet the majority of the electricity needs for a homeowner, but there are times when power needs to be pulled from the grid. While many energy providers give the option of net metering to cover the cost of electricity...
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Is your home a good fit for solar?

September 30, 2021
With so many solar installations throughout the Bay Area and California, many people have a general idea of what is needed to qualify for solar. The obvious qualifiers are homeowners who live in a single-family, stand-alone home  with a south-facing...
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Six Questions to Ask when Choosing a Local Solar Installer

September 8, 2021
Solar energy is a flourishing industry. Since 2010, solar has grown an average of 42% a year. It’s understandable that there are now more new home solar installation companies than ever and all are claiming to be the best. That...
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SunPower Home Solar Warranty Protects Your Investment

March 13, 2021
Putting solar panels on your roof is not only about saving money with clean energy. You’re making a major home upgrade that will benefit your household for decades. Why not protect that investment with the industry’s best all-in-one warranty? While...
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How to Finance a Home Solar System

June 11, 2020
SunPower by Solar Technologies has installed more than 75,000 solar panels and helped thousands of Bay Area homeowners save money with solar. Our mission is to provide our customers with the best solar equipment, installation and service at a reasonable...
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Looking for a Tax Break? Solar Can Help

May 4, 2020
With the 2020 tax deadline now extended to July 15 due to COVID-19,  home and business owners have some extra time to sort through their financial documents so they can take advantage of any tax breaks they may be eligible...
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Shelter-in-Place Energy Saving Tips

April 30, 2020
The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders were just extended through May, and after some odd 40 days of this, you may be worried about what your next PG&E bill is going to look like. Your home electricity use has likely increased...
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Do Solar Panels Use Light or Heat to Generate Electricity?

January 31, 2020
Do solar panels use light or heat to generate electricity? Confusion over the impact of heat and light in solar power starts with the fact that there are different types of solar power. One type of power, called solar thermal,...
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California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong

January 17, 2020
California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong Today is a landmark day for clean energy in California. Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown celebrated that one million homes and businesses have gone solar, holding hope for a fossil-fuel free future...
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Why Some Governments Offer Rebates and Incentives for Home Solar

December 6, 2019
Why Some Governments Offer Rebates and Incentives for Home Solar A quick search for “are there tax incentives for solar panels?” yields tons of results. You’ll see a lot about the various federal and state rebates for going solar. But...
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Happy & Bright Holidays

November 20, 2019
Happy & Bright Holidays At Solar Technologies, we know you want the most from life especially as the Holidays draw near. With a SunPower Solar System you won’t worry about going overboard with Christmas lights — turn them on! Cook...
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How a Solar Battery Works During a Blackout

October 16, 2019
How a Solar Battery Works During a Blackout This week Californians are enduring the most widespread planned blackouts in the state’s history as utilities began cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people to avoid wildfires. Flashlight batteries and cases of water...
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Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar

August 16, 2019
Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar We get asked, “How much do solar panels save?” every day. While yes, you will either greatly reduce or eliminate your electric bill, determining your total solar savings is influenced by several...
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Video: Five Steps to Going Solar

July 9, 2019
Video: Five Steps to Going Solar Going solar doesn't have to be complex. In this two-minute video, SunPower Energy Consultant Whitney Torres explains how to get home solar panels. To learn more, read this recent blog post about how to get...
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Learn How to Go Solar

June 12, 2019
Solar power helps homeowners save money on energy bill, so if you’re dreading those high electricity bills this summer, you may want to find out: How do I go solar? It’s certainly a common question. Photovoltaic (PV) solar power is the fastest-growing...
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Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights

June 10, 2019
Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights California solar customers: It’s time to take action to protect your right to access the clean energy of the sun. Today we’d like to encourage everyone with a residential or commercial solar system...
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Investment in Solar Plants Defines Effeciency

May 31, 2019
We all know that the demand for energy and energy production is increasing day by day. All the companies are in a race and are trying to produce the most amount of energy while coming up with better technologies for...
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Solar Energy Uses in Your Daily Life

May 27, 2019
Solar Energy Uses in Your Daily Life Solar energy has been known as being one of the cleanest forms of renewable energy, today. Solar Technologies are giving more homes the solar energy options to save up on their electricity and utility...
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Funding Commercial Solar Projects

May 20, 2019
Funding commercial solar projects: How to get that photovoltaic new car smell Not so long ago your choice for financing a new solar energy system was simple—come up with the money to pay for it. Today, the solar industry is...
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How to Choose a Good Solar Company

May 17, 2019
How to Choose a Good Solar Company Are you searching for Bay Area solar companies? No matter if you require electricity, solar panels or similar items can allow you to find solar power solution for your home or business. Here...
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Installing solar: What to expect from your utility—and how your solar company will help you out

May 13, 2019
If your business is going solar, you're automatically launching two long-term business partnerships. The first will be with the solar company that plans and builds your photovoltaic (PV) solar system. That partnership is going to start with the ongoing interactions that...
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The Energy Challenge: Winning at Sea on Zero Emissions

May 8, 2019
The Energy Challenge: Winning at Sea on Zero Emissions Solar energy is a competitive advantage on the open seas. The significant power demands a sailing yacht requires running on-board navigation, communications and autopilot systems means that energy must be consistently...
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5 Facts About Solar That Make Sense

May 6, 2019
5 Facts About Solar That Make Sense Five reasons to consider going solar now. Interested? Check out our solar calculator to find out how much you can save. Learn more about solar in these Solar Technologies Blog posts: Solar Technologies Customers...
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Home Solar Plus Storage

May 3, 2019
Home Solar Plus Storage There has never been a better time to consider solar. Advancements in solar technology have made it more affordable, and advancements in battery technologies are giving customers greater energy independence. We're happy to announce that, in...
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A Quick Guide to Solar Storage Batteries

May 1, 2019
A Quick Guide to Solar Storage Batteries In select U.S. markets the Solar Technologies home solar energy system can now be paired with industry leading solar battery storage providers such as Sonnen or Tesla. Read this accompanying blog post to learn...
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How sustainability in business can improve your brand reputation—and bottom line

April 26, 2019
How sustainability in business can improve your brand reputation—and bottom line There’s an adage that claims, “You don’t own your brand. Your customers do.” That’s because each interaction a customer has with your company’s employees, stores or website contributes to...
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Medical Facilities Take a Healthy Interest in Solar

April 21, 2019
Medical Facilities Take a Healthy Interest in Solar Solar energy is a natural fit for healthcare organizations — and not just because solar reduces air pollution and makes the world a cleaner, healthier place. For starters, did you know that...
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Best Commercial Solar Installation: Intelligent and Elegant

April 16, 2019
Best Commercial Solar Installation: Intelligent and Elegant When Joseph Fragoso contacted JP Electric and Solar, he needed to solve a problem that’s typical for our agricultural solar customers. His Mid Summer Farms in Hanford, Calif., had enough land for a photovoltaic...
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Is My House a Good Candidate for Solar?

April 9, 2019
Is My House a Good Candidate for Solar? If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough electricity to power my home? Who makes the...
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Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money

April 7, 2019
Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money Earth Month is around the corner, and it's a reminder of us how important it is to live a greener lifestyle  — not just in April but all year long. Accomplishing this doesn’t have...
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9 Questions To Ask Potential Commercial Solar System Providers

March 30, 2019
9 Questions To Ask Potential Commercial Solar System Providers When you start considering something totally new and different for your business, like purchasing commercial solar systems and panels, you might not be sure where to start. What questions should you...
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8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About

March 27, 2019
8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About If you’ve wondered “What is sustainability?” when it comes to business, this infographic can help. It shows eight of the most common things companies focus on when they implement sustainable business practices. Business and...
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More Auto Dealerships Choosing Solar Energy

March 25, 2019
More Auto Dealerships Choosing Solar Energy Auto dealerships may not pop to mind first when you think of a business type that’s likely to rely on renewable energy. But it turns out that solar is a natural fit for this...
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Choosing Solar Technologies and Start Saving

March 17, 2019
Choosing Solar Technologies and Start Saving Choose Solar Technologies and enjoy the innumerable advantages of going solar. Solar Technologies is a company which over the years has helped customers with the very best solar equipment installation and support services. Their...
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Video: The Three Most Common Types of Commercial Solar Installations

March 15, 2019
When people think of solar energy they likely picture solar panels on a rooftop, but did you know that you have a choice when it comes to where you install solar panels for your home or business to generate electricity? In this video we take...
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How Solar Panels Work

March 12, 2019
Providing solar power for commercial buildings isn’t as complicated as you might think. This infographic answers the question: How do solar panels work? It all starts with the renewable energy source that’s right above our heads: the sun. Onsite commercial solar...
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Beat the Tax Day Blues by Getting Some Green

March 11, 2019
Beat the Tax Day Blues by Getting Some Green It’s tax season! If you’re considering a home solar system, it’s important to know the financial benefits of the federal investment tax credit because it’s going to be reduced after this year....
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SunPower Closes Year with Industry’s Lowest Solar Panel Degradation Rate, Delivering More Reliable Electricity to Customers Over Time

February 28, 2019
SunPower Closes Year with Industry's Lowest Solar Panel Degradation Rate, Delivering More Reliable Electricity to Customers Over Time As 2018 comes to an end, SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) reflects on one of its most notable technology achievements to date: achieving the...
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What Makes Us Different From The Competition?

February 25, 2019
What Makes Us Different From The Competition? As one of the world’s most innovative solar companies, Solar Technologies are proud to design, build and install products that lead the industry in durability, reliability and efficiency. Let’s take a look at...
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Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings

February 21, 2019
Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable energy technology to help meet 100 percent of their energy needs — doubled between 2012 and 2014 in the United...
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Solar Power. Renewable and Safe

February 16, 2019
Solar Power. Renewable and Safe Solar power is a topic that has been on trend for many years now. Solar power is versatile. It has numerous uses and saves a lot of money at the same time. Solar panels are...
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How SunPower is Industry Leader in Environmental Sustainability

February 16, 2019
How SunPower is Industry Leader in Environmental Sustainability At SunPower, we empower our customers to generate their own clean, affordable, emissions-free electricity. We also believe in creating solar products that are as sustainable as the clean energy they produce. For example,...
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The Triple Bottom Line: A Sustainable Model For Success

February 13, 2019
The triple bottom line (TBL) framework is gaining popularity as more and more companies implement sustainable business strategies. Focusing on people, planet and profits—instead of just profits alone—can lead to a number of potentially unexpected benefits that extend beyond corporate social responsibility. This...
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Home Solar Panel Maintenance Tips

February 10, 2019
Home Solar Panel Maintenance Tips “Don’t solar panels need a lot of maintenance?” Solar Technologies gets this question from homeowners regularly, and it’s understandable given that no one wants to worry about climbing up on a roof to care for their solar...
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Our “Beneficial by Design” Philosophy

February 4, 2019
Our “Beneficial by Design” Philosophy SunPower has a closed-loop sustainability strategy that drives our business practices at every stage of our product lifecycle and beyond, extending to our employees and communities around the world.   SOURCING: We proactively work with socially...
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3 Ways Going Solar Changes Your Life

January 28, 2019
You know that a solar energy system will change how you power your home. But have you taken the time to think about the ways solar will change your life? There May Be Financial Rewards As soon as your solar...
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How Much Can I Save With Solar?

January 25, 2019
For 19 years we've helped Bay Area home and business owners save big with solar. With the price of electricity in California, a solar installation is going to save you a bunch depending on the following factors. Size of your...
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Going Solar? What Type of Panels Should You Choose?

January 23, 2019
Going Solar? What Type of Panels Should You Choose? Some solar companies say the type of panels on your roof doesn’t matter because you are only buying the energy they produce. But when you’re making such an important investment in...
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New SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant: Using Drones, Robots and Design to Optimize Solar Power Plants

January 14, 2019
New SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant: Using Drones, Robots and Design to Optimize Solar Power Plants In 1997, Garry Kasparov was defeated in a six-game chess match by IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, marking the first time that a reigning world chess...
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Sustainable Solar Power Around the World

January 8, 2019
Sustainable Solar Power Around the World All solar produces clean energy, but SunPower raises the bar when it comes to how sustainably we design, manufacture and install our solar power systems. Through our “beneficial by design” approach we we aim to be a regenerative force on the environment...
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It’s Easy To Pay For Your Solar System.

December 27, 2018
It's Easy To Pay For Your Solar System. Last week, Green Tech Media reported that for the first time in years, more new solar customers chose ownership of their system over a solar lease. Why are so many solar customers...
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Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value

November 18, 2018
Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value As one of the leading clean energy initiatives in the U.S., the Massachusetts SMART (Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target) Solar Program incentivizes a wide array of solar installation types and sizes. As you are making...
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Preparing for Storm Season with Solar + Storage

November 13, 2018
This October marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the record-setting “superstorm” that wrecked parts of New York and New Jersey, and there is always the looming question: “What if it happens again?" The 2018/2019 storm season is expected to be slightly more...
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Lighting and Brightening Lives

November 7, 2018
Solar Technologies: Lighting and Brightening Lives Saving with solar is perhaps the most energy efficient way one can help in preserving Mother Earth. As our natural energy resources continue to become extinct the emergence of an alternative resource is highly...
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PACE Financing Helps Businesses Go Solar

October 31, 2018
Property Assessed Clean Energy financing or "PACE" can make it easier for owners of commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for renewable energy projects. Your business or organization can apply for 100 percent financing for clean energy...
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Commercial Solar Battery Storage 101

October 28, 2018
Commercial Solar Battery Storage 101 Battery storage for solar power is an emerging clean energy technology that is starting to take hold. By helping to reduce the costs of energy usage in business, solar energy storage is becoming more common...
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What’s The Best Renewable Energy For You?

October 25, 2018
What’s The Best Renewable Energy For You? You want your company to use renewable energy, but you don’t have a clue about your options or how to weigh them. Don’t worry. It’s an increasingly common challenge as renewables gain in...
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Why companies are adopting sustainable business practices

October 22, 2018
Why companies are adopting sustainable business practices Have you ever wondered about the benefits of going green in the workplace? This infographic illustrates some of the reasons why businesses are developing a green business strategy. From attracting an ever-increasing number...
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4 ways to pay for commercial solar

October 16, 2018
4 ways to pay for commercial solar If you’re an organization wondering how to pay for solar, this is a great place to start. Commercial solar financing is a big part of the decision-making process as businesses investigate how to...
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Our Commercial Solar Services

September 18, 2018
Our Commercial Solar Services Expertise To Handle Any Challenge At Solar Technologies we've been developing, installing and servicing complex commercial energy systems for years and have the expertise, personnel and: Power Management Consulting Electricity has become a considerable operating cost...
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New Location In Campbell, CA

August 17, 2018
SunPower by Solar Technologies, a SunPower Master Dealer in Northern California, announces the opening of a third location in Campbell, CA. Bringing Solar Expertise and Local, Personalized Customer Service to Campbell Homeowners Campbell, CA, August 16, 2018 – Solar Technologies,...
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California New Homes Industry Leads Nation in Green Building

June 8, 2018
As goes California, so goes the nation. That’s a common refrain from those who recognize the forward thinking that the West Coast is known for, especially when it comes to securing a clean energy future. In the last year, under the leadership...
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Solar Technologies is a Leader in New Home Solar Installations

June 6, 2018
California’s decision to require solar on virtually all new homes starting in 2020 sets a remarkable example for our nation when it comes to reducing fossil fuel emissions that pollute our air and contribute to global warming. Unanimously approved by...
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Finding a Solar Installation Company

May 23, 2018
Unless you’re an electrician or an experienced DIYer, if you want to switch to solar you’re not just going to buy solar panels for your roof. You’re going to choose a solar installation company for your home that you can...
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What is Solar Net Metering and How Does it Work

May 9, 2018
Many consumers who are thinking about going solar have heard the term “net metering” but aren’t sure what it means. What is Net Metering? Put simply, net metering is a utility billing mechanism available in most states that offers a...
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Solar That’s Tough Enough for NASA is Tough Enough for Your Roof

April 13, 2018
Consumers who are considering going solar often ask us if Solar Technologies solar panels can withstand all that Mother Nature might bring to the rooftops of their homes or businesses. We’re glad they’re doing their homework because not all solar...
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A Complete Guide to 7 Renewable Energy Sources

March 19, 2018
What is Renewable Energy and How Does It Work? Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy sources are literally found in sunlight, in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. They are part of the planet’s physical...
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Adding Solar Can Increase Your Home Value

February 18, 2018
Did you know that installing a home solar system is an economic decision that can potentially improve your family’s financial position? Home solar not only can reduce or eliminate your electric bill, adding a photovoltaic (PV) solar system to a...
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Clean Power Plan: How Solar Energy is a Cornerstone to Success

February 14, 2018
The landmark Clean Power Plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heralded as our nation’s most ambitious effort to combat climate change, highlights how uniquely positioned the solar industry is to help transition the country to a new clean energy future. Solar power...
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6 Tips to Find the Perfect Solar Installer

February 10, 2018
Solar is a booming industry. New companies and contractors are popping up every day to get in on the action. If you use Yelp to search for “solar installation” in the San Francisco Bay area, you’ll get nearly 500 results....
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Five-Step Guide to How Solar Panels Are Installed

February 10, 2018
Five-Step Guide to How Solar Panels Are Installed While solar panel installation has become simpler over the years, it’s certainly not a typical DIY process. Even a qualified electrician needs solar installation training on a roof and must become familiar...
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How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

February 2, 2018
Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar system. In the past, purchasing a home solar system might...
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Solar Technologies Joins New U.S. Solar Panel Recycling Program

January 29, 2018
As world leaders and clean energy innovators work to address climate change, it’s no longer enough for us to simply do less: to drive less, buy less and discard less. Rather it’s up to us to do more: to go...
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Beautiful Green Homes Designed With Solar

January 25, 2018
 Whether you’re building a new environmentally sustainable solar-powered home or making your existing abode more energy efficient, we recognize the importance of curb appeal. That’s why Solar Technologies takes a fundamentally different approach to how we design and engineer complete solar...
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Collaboration Is Key to Our Solar Future

January 21, 2018
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” By all accounts, we’ve witnessed the best of multi-stakeholder collaboration when it comes to developing long-term strategies that promote clean energy adoption. The...
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How solar power can increase your commercial property value

January 19, 2018
Listing the many benefits of solar panels for business is easy, but quantifying the value of each can be more challenging. The impact on property value is a prime example. While it’s likely true that a building equipped with quality...
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Solar Technologies Customers Share Why They Went Solar

January 17, 2018
At Solar Technologies our customers are at the heart of everything we do. After all, our customers are the reason that we’ve spent the past 30 years innovating relentlessly to deliver the most advanced solar solutions powering our world and changing...
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Sustainability Star: Toyota is going places few companies have been before

January 14, 2018
This past July, Toyota officially opened its new, 100-acre North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. Cutting the ribbon on such a groundbreaking, 3-years-in-the-making corporate sustainability success story would be reason enough for most companies to celebrate. But the folks at Toyota are...
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Home Solar Savings Make for a Happier New Year!

January 11, 2018
We recently asked some of our home solar customers to share with us on Facebook how much money they saved with Solar Technologies® solar in 2017; how much energy they produced; and how much CO2 they avoided. Such information is easily accessible thanks to...
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Solar Technologies Warranty Agreement

January 5, 2018
Solar Technologies is pleased to provide a limited product and power warranty on its photovoltaic modules and/or systems components ("PV System”). Warranty rights may be assigned and transferred to subsequent assignees subject to the terms and conditions set forth in...
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Solar Power Plant O&M: Robots Offer Smarter Way to Protect and Enhance Your Investment

January 4, 2018
Cleaning solar panels installed at large-scale solar plants in arid regions of the world is generally considered a necessary evil. Operators must clean the panels to meet energy production goals, but cleaning requires precious O&M resources in terms of increased...
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Solar power – The best way to use natural resources

January 1, 2018
Solar power – The best way to use natural resources Solar power is one of the fastest growing inventions and many products are still being designed with the use of this technology. You don’t only save on electricity bills but...
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How to determine the right method for funding commercial solar projects

December 26, 2017
BUSINESS BRIEF Let’s face it. Going solar can be complicated. With several ways to pay, and each with its own advantages and disadvantages, it can be difficult to know what’s right for your organization. This guide to solar financing should...
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Unique Solar House is a Bridge Over Water

December 19, 2017
Los Angeles commercial and residential architect Dan Brunn has had a banner year. The recipient of multiple awards, including an honor for Interior Design’s Best of the Year, Brunn’s work is garnering industry accolades. With a successful 2017 coming to an end, he’s...
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Top Companies Choosing Solar Technologies Solar Carports

December 14, 2017
Are you thinking of installing photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to save your company or organization money? You've got three basic choices when choosing a commercial solar system: ground-mounted solar, a rooftop solar system, or a solar carport. Currently, solar carports are...
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Solar panel warranties vs. system performance guarantees: apples and oranges

December 11, 2017
Since commercial solar panels are a significant and long-term investment, your organization’s stakeholders will want to know that their investment will be protected. This typically happens through some kind of solar panel warranty or solar production guarantee (also called a performance...
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Solar Design Center | Question and Answer

December 9, 2017
Q: What is a Solar Design Center and how does it make buying with Solar Technologies an easier experience when shopping for home solar? A: A Solar Technologies Design Center is a neutral, relaxing and warm environment where our professional team...
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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

December 4, 2017
Estimating How Much Home Solar Panels Cost One of the first questions someone interested in solar asks is, “How much  do solar panels cost?” The answer is often given in terms of “watts installed” rather than by how much the...
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Solar Energy Pros and Cons: 10 Myths Debunked

November 29, 2017
When it comes to solar energy pros and cons, we've heard it all: It's for hippies, it's too expensive or it doesn't work. Yet more solar energy systems are being installed on homes and businesses than ever. We take aim at 10 solar...
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Solar energy is a choice

November 24, 2017
Story by Marissa Muller Let me take you back in time to 2007. Obama was campaigning for his first term, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, and I headed to Berlin, Germany as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. I was working for...
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Realizing the Dream of Non-Stop Solar Flight

November 19, 2017
Sometimes, in this age of rapidly-changing technological advancements we live in, it seems like we’ve lost that sense of wonder and enchantment previous generations felt when the Wright brothers took off for the first time in a powered airplane, or...
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How Home Solar Warranties Work

November 13, 2017
Going solar is a long-term investment. You trust it will be on your roof for many years, quietly generating the clean energy you need and lowering – or in some cases completely eliminating – your electricity bills. At SolarTechnologies we...
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Solar Industry Offers Veterans New Job Opportunities

November 11, 2017
Solar is a growing industry that’s offering new job opportunities. In 2016, the U.S. solar industry employed 260,077 people, 9 percent of which were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. That makes sense, since active and transitioning military personnel have access to...
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Understanding commercial solar leasing

October 26, 2017
Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar lease may be a viable choice. Here are three questions to ask about solar leases to help you decide if this is the right way...
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Ways to getting solar tax credits incentive if you want to go for solar panel installation

October 23, 2017
If you invest on the installation of solar panels, you can save a lot of money. It may fabulously increase the value of property, reduce operating cost. The most noteworthy benefit is solar tax credits which is a sort of...
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How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

Is my roof good for solar? The questions behind the question

October 20, 2017
If you’re considering a rooftop solar installation, chances are you’ve already done some research about the many benefits of commercial solar power—beyond lower energy costs. But before you can take advantage of any available tax incentives, green credits or net metering options, you need to know...
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What is Solar Energy and How Do Solar Panels Work?

October 17, 2017
Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity for your home or business. Our sun is a natural nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to...
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Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

October 14, 2017
With a product designed to produce clean, renewable energy for decades, solar panel recycling probably isn’t the first thing you think about when putting in a new power system. But eventually, someone will need to decide what to do with...
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The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

October 11, 2017
Thinking about financing solar power? You don’t have to be a detective to uncover which option is best for your organization—you only have to think like one. Just follow the five W’s (and sometimes H)—a line of questioning used in...
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Key indicators to help you evaluate commercial solar investment success

October 8, 2017
Organizations making a commercial solar investment are often motivated by lower energy bills, tax incentives, or other sustainable energy goals. But what is the best way to measure a program’s success in hitting these targets? A recent article published by Solar Power World notes five...
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Solar Calculator

Your Guide to Solar Calculators

October 5, 2017
There are numerous factors that affect the cost and production capacity of your residential or commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system, from tax credits and rebates to weather conditions that change your system’s efficiency and output. This means your solar savings...
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7 Ways Renewable Energy Can Power Our World

September 28, 2017
Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy solutions are literally found in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. Here’s a look at seven renewable energy sources that can be tapped directly or indirectly to...
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Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

September 25, 2017
A new study suggests nearly 5 million commercial utility customers in the U.S. are at a financial tipping point that could make adding solar battery storage a good option. At this point in the evolution of energy storage technology, the...
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WAITING TO GO SOLAR WILL COST YOU

WAITING TO GO SOLAR WILL COST YOU

September 22, 2017
Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, announced today that homeowners and business owners should take advantage of the federal solar energy tax credit while they still can. “There’s no better time than the present to invest...
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3 Ways Going Solar Changes Your Life

How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

September 15, 2017
People who are new to how residential solar power works often ask these two questions: What happens when my solar panels generate more electricity than I use during daylight hours? How do I power my home when the sun isn’t...
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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need: Panel Size and Output Factors

September 10, 2017
Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. Do you want to minimize your carbon footprint?  Maximize your return on your investment? Save as much money as possible?  Most people want...
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How Going Solar is Helping California County Save Millions — and Raise Revenue

September 7, 2017
Faced with lean budgets and skyrocketing energy prices, a small county in Northern California needed to drastically reduce its energy bills to avoid having to cut services to its residents. So, Yolo County, California, population 200,000, partnered with SunPower and...
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How Business Is Defining the Future of Clean Energy

Frank Discussion on Consumption Key to Successful Innovation in Business

September 5, 2017
For the past century, many companies have thrived on business models that feature ever-increasing consumption as a driver of financial success. But in an open letter published by GreenBiz, corporate CEOs are advised that the next wave of successful innovation in business will...
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Solar Has Become America’s Fastest-Growing Non-Partisan Energy Source

September 2, 2017
During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he was supportive of an “all of the above” approach to energy development, asserting that the country’s best interests lie in encouraging production of both traditional and renewable...
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Why You Should Revisit Your Sustainability Strategy

August 29, 2017
An effective corporate sustainability strategy should be flexible enough to adapt to changes that impact it, making it a dynamic set of goals. If your policy is more static, you could be missing out on many potential benefits. According to...
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Take Advantage of the Solar Tax Credit Before It’s Gone.

August 26, 2017
Going solar pays dividends in the long run, but many homeowners and business owners hesitate to make the switch due to the upfront cost of purchase and installation. But unless you plan to lease your solar PV system, there is...
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Solar Technologies Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor in the Bay Area

August 23, 2017
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes San Ramon-based solar firm. Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, We're proud to be named as one of the best solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power...
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What an Eclipse Means for your Solar Panels

August 18, 2017
Americans from coast-to-coast will soon have a rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. The total eclipse, where 100 percent of the sun will be blocked for a short time in a 70-mile-wide path, will...
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Benefits of Solar

The Surprising Benefits of Solar That Go Beyond Helping the Environment

August 10, 2017
For some, the benefits of solar power are clear. For others, they may be slightly cloudy. While most people can probably agree that a main reason to go solar is its positive impact on the environment, what are other motivations for adopting...
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Calculate Your Solar Savings Now

August 7, 2017
Find Out How Much You Can Save. Thinking about switching to solar? Try our new online calculator to see how much you can save every month. Simply enter your address to get started.  
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Q&A: How Homeowners Beat High Summer Bills With Solar

August 5, 2017
The first day of summer is June 20, bringing with it a season of outdoor barbecues, long lazy afternoons and lots of sunshine. But as the temperatures increase, we know homeowners turn up their air conditioners to stay cool and...
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A Quick Guide to Going Solar

A Quick Guide to Going Solar

July 30, 2017
If one of your goals is to save money on your electricity bills and/or lead a more green life, you might consider switching to a renewable energy such as emission-free solar power. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, in the next...
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Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

Five Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

July 24, 2017
With summer heat waves in full swing, homeowners and business owners who rely on conventional power sources to keep cool are likely asking: "How can I reduce my electric bill?" While it takes plenty of power to run an air conditioner, with...
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Solar Technology Efficiency

Solar Technology Efficiency: More Breakthroughs are Coming

July 19, 2017
When Bell Labs unveiled the world’s first silicon solar cell in 1954, it was estimated that the company’s new invention could turn 6 percent of the sun’s energy into electricity — a concept commonly referred to as efficiency. Fast forward...
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Home Solar Financing

HOME SOLAR FINANCING RATES ARE HEATING UP.

July 13, 2017
July 2017 - Solar Technologies, a SunPower Master Dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leaders in solar panel technology, announced today that they’re offering homeowners the chance to go solar at a low financing charge of just 3.99%* with...
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Building Your Own Green Home

3 Things to Consider if You’re Building Your Own Green Home

July 11, 2017
As the world becomes more aware of how important it is to reduce our collective carbon footprint, so do those who design and build new homes. Architects and homebuilders agree that installing solar panels can have the biggest impact when it...
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Best Solar Panels

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

July 6, 2017
At Solar Technologies friends and family often ask us: “Where can I buy solar panels?” But what they’re really asking is: “How can I buy solar panels and get them installed on my house?” In general, consumers don’t directly buy their own...
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What is Solar Energy? Common Solar Terms Defined

June 30, 2017
Solar energy doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. If you’ve been looking at solar systems for your home, business or school, you’ve probably heard some unfamiliar industry jargon. Fear not the words. We’re here to simplify your solar experience...
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Water and Energy: Solar Conserves a Precious Resource

Water and Energy: Solar Conserves a Precious Resource

June 24, 2017
The modern world runs on a partnership between water and energy production. Conventional energy sources use a tremendous amount of water to produce electricity, and — in addition — it takes a lot of energy to make drinkable water. A...
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Solar 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

June 18, 2017
Our sun is a naturally occurring nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about eight-and-a-half minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to theoretically...
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Should I Put Solar Panels on My House?

June 13, 2017
If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough electricity to power my home? Who makes the best solar panels? But first, it's important...
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Homeowner payment options for solar panels

Limited Time Offer Solar Financing For Homeowners!

June 11, 2017
Home Solar Rates Are Heating Up. At Solar Technologies we offer a variety of solar financing options so that every homeowner can save with solar regardless of their budget or credit history. From solar lease to solar loan, cash purchase to the...
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How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce

How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

June 6, 2017
Homeowners shopping for solar often ask us: How much energy does a solar panel produce? It’s a good question because it will help you calculate how many solar panels you'll need to power your home. Depending upon its wattage, a...
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How Solar Panels Work To Produce Solar Energy In Three Steps

How Solar Panels Work To Produce Solar Energy In Three Steps

May 28, 2017
For many, the concept of being able to tap into the sun and produce energy that can power their home, business, or automobile is a mysterious phenomenon. Unlocking the power of the sun in just a few simple steps can...
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Solar Energy Benefits

Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

May 25, 2017
When you see solar on your neighbor’s roof does it make you want to go solar too? Maybe your neighbor told you his new solar system helped put a big dent in his electric bill, and you’re thinking going solar...
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Solar Energy

BETTER SOLAR PANELS PRODUCE MORE SOLAR ENERGY.

May 22, 2017
May 2017 – Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, announced today that they can help homeowners and business owners realize significantly more solar energy savings than their competitors. “Our solar panels by SunPower use Maxeon® solar cell...
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How Solar Works For You. 

May 15, 2017
Our Solar Panels Work Harder & Last Longer. If you’re deciding to go solar, go all the way. Our solar panels are designed to wake up earlier, work harder, and turn off later in the day. So you can make...
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Do Solar Panels Work in Winter

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

May 13, 2017
While the epic East Coast Winter Storm Jonas was dumping feet of snow across New York, Washington, D.C., and beyond last January, an intrepid customer of ours snapped this photo showing two homes with Solar Technology by SunPower solar that were...
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Green Building

California New Homes Industry Leads Nation in Green Building

May 9, 2017
As goes California, so goes the nation. That’s a common refrain from those who recognize the forward thinking that the West Coast is known for, especially when it comes to securing a clean energy future. In the last year, under the leadership...
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Solar Energy Sustainability

Infographic: Solar Technologies a Leader in Solar Energy Sustainability

May 5, 2017
Solar produces clean energy, but Solar Technologies by SunPower does more. We raise the bar for environmental and social responsibility by thoughtfully considering our products' entire lifecycle and our interactions with our employees, customers and communities around the world. Today we release our...
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Choosing the best solar provider

Find Your Perfect Solar Match.

May 1, 2017
The quality of the solar installer and equipment you select will directly affect your long-term savings and the solar system’s reliability. Picking the right combination and you’ll be setup for decades of success. Do Your Homework - Make sure you’re getting...
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GET YOUR SOLAR PANEL LOAN WHILE IT’S HOT.

GET YOUR SOLAR PANEL LOAN WHILE IT’S HOT.

April 26, 2017
Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, has announced today a new array of solar panel loan purchasing options for homeowners regardless of their budget or credit history. These include: easy cash purchases, solar leases, PACE (property...
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Solar Loan Rates

Solar Loan Rates: Big Savings, Zero Down.

April 24, 2017
There has never been a better time for homeowners to go solar and take advantage of amazing solar loan rates. But with solar tax credits set to expire, that opportunity could slip away. Fortunately, Solar Technologies offers an array of...
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Suffering From Tax Due Blues?

April 18, 2017
Tax Day has been responsible for making grown men weep, corporations crumble, and if evaded, can even land you in prison. Yikes. Make 2017 the year that you save big on taxes by switch to solar! You'll not only reduce...
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So Many Reasons To Go Solar.

So Many Solar Incentives. 

April 15, 2017
With so many solar financial and environmental incentives there never has been a better time to invest in solar panels for your home or business. Financial Incentives  When you switch to Solar most homeowners qualify for a 30% Tax Credit and for...
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Vote Solar

Why solar industry leaders should support solar advocacy

April 12, 2017
Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel installations, is proud to support local advocacy to bring solar to the mainstream in California. We’re starting with Vote Solar, an Oakland-based nonprofit that works across the country advocating for solar...
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Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

April 10, 2017
Last year solar was the No. 1 source of new electricity generation ahead of natural gas and coal, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research. In 2016 alone, the U.S. increased its solar (PV) installations by...
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How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

April 6, 2017
Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar system. In the past, purchasing a home solar system...
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Solar Tax Credit Extended.

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...
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What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

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...
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5 Tips To Picking The Best Solar Company

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...
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SOLAR COMPANY

PICKING THE RIGHT SOLAR COMPANY KEEPS THINGS BRIGHT.

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...
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What is a Carbon Footprint?

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...
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solar tax credit

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

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...
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Solar tax credit

How To Get Your Solar Energy Tax Credit

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...
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