25 05, 2018

6 factors affecting the cost of solar for your business that you may not know about

By | 2018-04-23T08:49:58+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

While the cost of solar power for business continues to fall, your company may still be looking for ways to reduce the near-term financial impact of your solar investment. In fact, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind as you weigh the front-end cost of a commercial solar system against the long-term savings [...]

23 05, 2018

The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

By | 2018-04-23T08:49:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 any basic investigation. The answers can help determine how to pay for commercial solar using the [...]

20 05, 2018

Key indicators to help you evaluate commercial solar investment success

By | 2018-04-23T08:34:23+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help organizations evaluate how much value a new solar power [...]

18 05, 2018

Renewable energy procurement trends: the curse and the boom

By | 2018-04-23T08:31:34+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

By most accounts, signs are pointing to an explosion in corporate renewable energy procurement. A recent article published by Green Tech Media summarizes these positive trends as well as a cautionary note about what could slow renewable energy demand. Increased adoption of corporate sustainability goals is cited as one indicator pointing to an expansion of the corporate renewables market.  (There are currently [...]

16 05, 2018

California Is Leading The Charge To Solar Sustainability

By | 2018-05-16T09:55:55+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

California is taking in leaps and bounds towards becoming the first state to require solar panels on newly constructed homes. Recently the California Energy Commission voted 5-0 to mandate the installation of solar panels on residential buildings up to three stories tall. This would be regulated and put into effect by the year 2020. This is [...]

16 05, 2018

7 Ways Renewable Energy Can Power Our World

By | 2018-04-22T17:58:45+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 help our world go green and fight global warming. From Living Things to Electricity Bioenergy is a [...]

11 05, 2018

How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

By | 2018-04-22T17:38:34+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 shining? Most grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar systems today have no way of storing the electricity generated [...]

9 05, 2018

Installation investigation: choosing the right solar design for your organization

By | 2018-04-22T17:29:18+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Early in your solar planning process, you’ll probably ask all sorts of questions to determine what type of commercial solar design would be best for your organization. Is commercial rooftop solar smarter than a ground-mounted solar system? What about solar carports? When does one kind of onsite solar installation make more sense than another?  If you’re asking good [...]

7 05, 2018

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need: Panel Size and Output Factors

By | 2018-04-22T16:08:48+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 to save money while minimizing their environmental impact. To calculate how many solar panels you need, [...]

30 04, 2018

Advantages and disadvantages of hybrid solar energy systems

By | 2018-04-22T15:44:13+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

Whenever we choose solar energy power system, we consider only two options. First is on-grid and second is off-grid solar energy system. Both these systems are helpful to you in times when you have ample of sunlight. As soon as the sun is less bright, in night or in rainy seasons, these systems are not helpful [...]

27 04, 2018

Should I Put Solar Panels on My House?

By | 2018-05-02T09:00:16+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 to explore if solar panels for your home make sense. Here are some key questions we [...]

25 04, 2018

Overcoming Commercial Solar Savings Myopia: How to See Long-Range Benefits More Clearly

By | 2018-04-04T13:01:42+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

People who are nearsighted typically find it more difficult to read road signs or see distant objects clearly. It’s a condition easily corrected with the right pair of prescription lenses. But those looking to purchase a new commercial solar panel system may not even recognize they have a form of “investment myopia” that’s preventing them from [...]

22 04, 2018

How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

By | 2018-04-04T13:04:27+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 single solar panel only makes enough electricity to power a lightbulb for a few hours, but [...]

20 04, 2018

Why Go Solar Now? Savings and Other Solar Energy Benefits

By | 2018-04-04T13:08:03+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

 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 could be a nice benefit for your family too. But then you think electricity rates aren't [...]

18 04, 2018

Sustainable Business Practices and Your Bottom Line

By | 2018-04-04T13:09:00+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

When a money-minded publication like Fortune says “Like it or not, sustainability is now the core of your business,” you know a seismic shift in corporate social responsibility is taking place. The fact that some businesses are not yet sure what that looks like for them is irrelevant. The point is, when sustainable business practices benefit [...]

15 04, 2018

How Solar Works For You

By | 2018-04-04T13:11:40+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 the most of abundant solar energy and save more for longer. Plug into a solar power [...]

13 04, 2018

How Business Is Defining the Future of Clean Energy

By | 2018-04-04T13:13:08+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Visionary solutions to climate change are more likely to come out of a board room than a legislative chamber. According to an article published byGreenBiz, corporate clean energy initiatives are expected to be the near-term driving force toward adopting clean, affordable energy choices. The article is an excerpt from a larger report (The State of Green [...]

11 04, 2018

10 simple ways to reduce business costs

By | 2018-04-04T13:14:54+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

You may not think all that much about paying your electric bill every month. And if you do, well, that’s just the cost of doing business, right? Nuh-uh. Take just a moment to consider the energy you’re likely paying for that no one in your office is using, and you’ll definitely want to find smart ways [...]

9 04, 2018

Find Your Perfect Solar Match

By | 2018-04-04T13:21:48+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 the best equipment and service from a trusted company. Look for a company with excellent reviews, [...]

6 04, 2018

Solar Loan Rates: Big Savings, Zero Down.

By | 2018-04-04T13:27:03+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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, Precis Solar  offers an array of purchasing options for homeowners regardless of their budget or credit history. These include: easy cash purchases, [...]

4 04, 2018

So Many Solar Incentives 

By | 2018-04-04T13:33:20+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 business owners this can go up to an impressive 70% back in Solar Tax Incentives. Less money for [...]

2 04, 2018

Why solar industry leaders should support solar advocacy

By | 2018-04-04T13:30:14+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Community, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

SunPower by Precis, a Southern California 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 policies and programs at the state-level. Vote Solar’s mission is to protect and expand solar [...]

30 03, 2018

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

By | 2018-04-04T12:44:36+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

How does solar energy work? What is the photovoltaic effect? What are the basic components that make up a commercial solar panel installation? It’s actually pretty simple. This video overviews the typical commercial solar panel system components and how solar panels produce electricity. It even covers potential savings to your average electric bill with solar panels. [...]

28 03, 2018

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

By | 2018-04-04T13:09:05+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 have required a full, upfront payment or a home equity loan. But these days there [...]

25 03, 2018

What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

By | 2018-04-04T12:51:07+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 industry, [...]

23 03, 2018

Solar Tax Credit Extended.

By | 2018-04-04T13:06:21+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 incentive [...]

21 03, 2018

5 Tips To Picking The Best Solar Company

By | 2018-04-04T12:49:17+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 electricity bill was $250 per home. Over the next 25 years that adds up to nearly $150,000 for electricity alone. To ensure that going solar will [...]

19 03, 2018

How Long Does a Commercial Solar Panel Warranty Last?

By | 2018-04-04T12:51:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

How long do commercial solar panels typically last before requiring maintenance? What measures can be taken to prevent malfunction? Whether your business currently utilizes commercial solar panels or is considering making the switch to Precis, this article by Solar Power World will give you a helpful rundown on standard solar panel warranty policy. Anticipating one of [...]

17 03, 2018

Beyond Solar Panel Efficiency: 4 Important Considerations When Evaluating Solar Panels

By | 2018-03-05T19:48:18+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

As you evaluate your solar panel options, you may come across the term “solar panel efficiency.” But what does that phrase really mean? How much does solar panel efficiency really matter in the long run? Is it the only thing, or are there other characteristics of commercial solar panels to be aware of when evaluating and comparing [...]

14 03, 2018

The Key Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Warranty

By | 2018-03-05T19:48:44+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Warranties are like spare tires: you never think about them until you really, really need them. But in the case of a commercial solar panel warranty, it’s definitely worth your time to dig into the details of what’s covered, for how long, and how likely it is you’ll use it—before making your purchase decision. What makes [...]

12 03, 2018

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

By | 2018-03-03T20:30:06+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 95 percent, the highest growth rate on record. While it’s exciting to see the growth of [...]

9 03, 2018

Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

By | 2018-03-05T19:49:11+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) may be a viable choice. Here are four questions organizations often ask about solar PPAs to help decide if this financing option is right for their needs: What is a solar PPA? A PPA is a [...]

7 03, 2018

It’s Easy To Pay For Your Solar System

By | 2018-04-04T12:39:18+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 choosing to own their solar system, and which way is right for you?  Let’s look at the four most common ways to go solar. [...]

2 03, 2018

Breaking Down Commercial Solar Panel Costs

By | 2018-03-05T16:39:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

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 energy [...]

24 02, 2018

3 Ways Going Solar Changes Your Life

By | 2018-03-05T16:41:49+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

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 system for your home is turned on, you start generating your own electricity from the sun. [...]

21 02, 2018

How Much Can I Save With Solar?

By | 2018-04-04T12:36:58+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

For 38 years we've helped Riverside 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 current utility bill How much sun exposure you get on your roof. South facing roofs supply the [...]

18 02, 2018

10 Questions to Shed Light on Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

By | 2018-03-03T18:39:27+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are a specialized form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that allow organizations to track—and potentially profit from—the amount of clean, renewable energy produced by commercial solar power systems. SRECs exist in states that have specific mandates for generating solar energy. The more electricity produced, the more Solar Renewable Energy Credits issued. [...]

15 02, 2018

Going Solar? What Type of Panels Should You Choose?

By | 2018-03-18T16:48:04+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 your home — whether you lease your solar system or buy it — quality and performance are still important. Efficiency is an important measurement of [...]

2 05, 2018

Little Leagues, Scouts, and Parades

By | 2018-05-02T09:00:42+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Community, Going Solar|0 Comments

SunPower by Precis is actively supporting Storm Baseball at The Diamond Stadium this season. “We’re so proud to support our Minor League Storm Baseball Team” said Brian Hopwood, President of Precis Solar. “Precis is dedicated to embracing the Inland Empire Community, from partnering with local organizations like Storm Baseball to providing sustainable energy opportunities for residential [...]