Solar Energy

4 Reasons Why SunPower is the Premium Solar Panel Brand

2016-12-20T23:13:55+00:00 Industry News, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy|

4 Reasons Why SunPower is the Premium Solar Panel Brand It's no secret that SunPower has made a name for themselves as a top solar panel manufacturer. As the world record holder for highest efficiency, SunPower's technology boasts unmatched performance and reliability. We will go through our top 4 reasons why SunPower is a premium solar panel brand; quality, innovation, durability, and more. Who is SunPower Solar? SunPower is a leading solar panel manufacturer that is known for their global [...]

7 Beautiful Homes Powered by Solar Energy

2017-04-19T17:04:41+00:00 Solar Energy|

Solar panels are growing up before our very eyes — from lanky, awkward metal structures sticking out like sore thumbs on city rooftops to beautifully mature, smoothly shaped arrangements that are no longer an afterthought, but part of the building design itself. As clean energy becomes a realistic opportunity for nearly all homeowners, energy efficient homes are popping up across the globe, showing off exactly how renewable design can seamlessly combine functionality and style. Here are just some of our [...]

How Do You Get a Job in Solar Energy?

2016-12-20T23:13:55+00:00 Solar Energy|

The solar industry is thriving, delivering more job opportunities to professionals with various interests, and skillsets. The number of solar jobs throughout the U.S. has increased by more than double in the last five years, and career options show no signs of slowing down. As an innovative trade, solar energy offers a range of attractive jobs for aspiring professionals, ranging from design, engineering, and installation, to marketing, sales, and strategy. Solar also demands talent from a scientific perspective too, as [...]

Solar Energy Learning Resources for Parents and Teachers

2016-12-20T23:13:55+00:00 Solar Energy|

When today’s parents and teachers were kids, solar energy was still considered a fringe option that was not easily accessible. In less than a generation, however, solar energy has grown up. There is now enough solar energy generated in the U.S. to power over 4.6 million American homes, and 784,000 business and homes have gone solar. A new solar project is installed every 2 minutes, due in part to the dropping cost of solar installation (down 73 percent since 2006). [...]

The 5 Best TED Talks About Solar Energy

2016-12-20T23:13:56+00:00 Solar Energy|

As the TED acronym stands for "Technology, Entertainment, and Design", many of the topics in these conferences focus on tech and design, but there are also a number of inspiring insights into cultural and scientific matters. Driven forward by the "ideas worth spreading" maxim, TED talks (given by some of the most respected names in the world) have prompted world-changing insight and national motivation. With so much vision to share, it only makes sense that TED talks provide an excellent [...]

SolarTech Featured on The Evolving Planet and Survival Renewable Energy

2016-12-20T23:13:58+00:00 Industry News, Renewable Energy|

At SolarTech we often contribute to third party websites to share our wisdom about the solar power industry. Read our blog 5 Stunning Green Buildings in Southern California on Survival Renewable Energy to take a look at some incredible green structures. Our article on The Evolving Planet discussed Here's How the U.S. Can Run Completely on Renewable Energy.

Innovation in Solar Panels: The Sun is Our Savior

2016-12-20T23:14:00+00:00 Industry News|

The benefits of sustainable energy have generated universal popularity over the last couple decades, and Solar Energy has been a huge driver. The harnessing of sun has introduced a renewable and sustainable energy source that limits the pollution of greenhouse gasses. Solar panels convert like to electricity with solar concentrators. These work by constructing photons (light particles) to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Growing popularity in solar production has accelerated the modification of new solar [...]

Solar Production: San Diego Earning Title as America’s Finest City

2016-12-20T23:14:00+00:00 Industry News|

America’s finest city is further securing its title. A report by Environment California has ranked San Diego second in solar power installation. As one of the nation’s “Solar Stars,” San Diego is setting the standard for renewable energy alternatives. Solar power is the groundwork for green alternatives and environmental improvement. It relies on harnessing the power of the sun to produce electricity. Considering the sun is always there when we wake up, solar power has firmly established itself as a [...]

How to Sell Residential Solar Energy Back to the Utility

2017-04-19T17:01:06+00:00 Solar Energy|

So you’ve gone ahead and taken the leap: You’ve installed solar panels in your home or office. You’re feeling pretty good about this decision – you’re pulling in eco-friendly, renewable energy; the panels were cost-effective and the installation was seamless; you’re confident that you’ll be saving money in energy costs year after year. But here’s an added bonus you might not have known about: you can sell your solar power back to a utility company. That’s right – for savvy [...]

Advantages of Solar Heating For Your Pool

2016-12-20T23:14:01+00:00 Solar Energy|

Earth Day is fast approaching and it serves as a great reminder that there are always ways to conserve more energy. When it comes to our homes, there are both small everyday changes and large permanent ones that can have a positive impact on the energy we consume. If you have a pool on your property, you know the added expenses that go along with it. What if there was a way to both reduce those costs and your carbon [...]