19 11, 2018

SunPower Helps U.S. Military Double Down on Renewable Energy

By |2018-11-07T15:15:45+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Community, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

We want to salute the many branches of our armed forces that are embracing renewable energy to increase autonomy and reduce costs. U.S. Department of Defense, the single largest energy consumer in the world, has embraced clean energy sources in recent years, doubling its renewable power generation between 2011 and 2015. That means the military is producing [...]

16 11, 2018

4 ways to pay for commercial solar

By |2018-11-07T15:11:18+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 go solar, and this infographic can help. Want to know about the pros and cons of leasing solar? What about power purchase agreements(PPAs)? See below [...]

12 11, 2018

Solar Project Helps YMCA of San Diego County Offer More Services

By |2018-11-07T15:09:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Community, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

The YMCA of San Diego County, which recently had nearly 2.5 megawatts of SunPower® solar installed across six of its campuses, plans to use its estimated $80,000 in annual savings from the solar project to enhance community services such as summer camps and exercise programs, says Luis D'Carpio, Vice President for Facilities and Sustainability. "Energy savings that are [...]

19 10, 2018

What is Solar Energy? Common Solar Terms Defined

By |2018-10-18T14:03:59+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

Solar energy doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. If you’ve been looking at solar systems for your home or business, you’ve probably heard some unfamiliar industry jargon. Fear not the words. We’re here to simplify your solar experience with this A-to-Z glossary, helping you learn more about this source of clean renewable power. Top Solar Energy Terms Defined A-to-N [...]

15 10, 2018

Adding Solar Can Increase Your Home Value

By |2018-11-07T21:12:49+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

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 house is almost always a good real estate investment and may contribute to increasing home values by [...]

12 10, 2018

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

By |2018-11-07T21:12:56+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

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 explain some FAQs about the pros and cons of solar energy. Advantages of Solar Energy 1. Solar is a proven [...]

8 10, 2018

Solar Panel Tariff Exclusions Finally Announced

By |2018-11-07T21:13:07+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

After announcing 30% tariffs on all imported solar panels in January, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will officially exclude certain products from the import duties starting Sept. 19, 2018. Officially excluded from the 30% solar panel tariffs: 45-W off-grid solar panels 4-W solar panels 60-W panels 120-W flexible and semi-flexible panels used for motor vehicles and boats 90-W frameless solar panels in [...]

5 10, 2018

Why You Should Go Solar in 2018

By |2018-11-07T21:13:14+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

Did you think about going solar in 2017 but didn't? While the number of solar energy installations is at an all-time high, with more than 1.5 million residential solar systems in the U.S., many homeowners are unsure about when to purchase a solar system. If you’ve been waiting for installed solar prices to come down, there’s good news. GTM [...]

1 10, 2018

Best Commercial Solar Installation: Intelligent and Elegant

By |2018-11-07T21:13:22+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

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 (PV) solar system —190 acres – but most of that land was spoken for. He needed as much as possible for growing corn, winter wheat and [...]

14 09, 2018

When choosing solar power companies, start with the technology

By |2018-08-14T10:31:30+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

With the expected useful life of commercial solar systems ranging from 25 to 40 years, choosing the right solution to invest in at the outset is incredibly important. But which of the many solar power companies should you consider? The answer may be easier than you think. Solar is a long-term investment. Think about it—what other purchases [...]

10 09, 2018

A Quick Guide to Going Solar

By |2018-08-14T10:31:00+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 two years the amount of solar power used in the United States is expected to double, [...]

7 09, 2018

Commercial solar panel degradation: What you should know and keep in mind

By |2018-08-14T09:56:25+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

As we’ve seen, there are a number of important characteristics to consider when making a solar panel decision for your business. One of the most critical is understanding the degradation rate of the solar panels you’re evaluating, how it compares among manufacturers, and what impact solar panel degradation can have on your organization’s bottom line.  What do the [...]

3 09, 2018

Installing solar: What to expect from your utility—and how your solar company will help you out

By |2018-08-14T09:48:27+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

If your organization's 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 will take place during the solar installation process. Your other long-term partner will be the local utility. [...]

31 08, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Solar Battery Storage in 1,000 Words (and 3 Pictures)

By |2018-08-14T09:47:55+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

It’s not hard to see why the talk and excitement around commercial solar battery storage just keeps growing with each passing month. As the price of batteries continues to fall—and their performance continues to rise—more and more companies are taking a closer look at how battery storage can dramatically lower their monthly energy bills, especially when [...]

27 08, 2018

Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

By |2018-08-14T09:47:32+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 most sensible application for installing a storage system is when customers are subject to relatively high [...]

24 08, 2018

9 Questions to Ask Potential Commercial Solar Panel Providers

By |2018-08-14T09:46:58+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Community, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

When you start considering something totally new and different for your business, like purchasing commercial solar panels, you might not be sure where to start. What questions should you be asking? Who should you ask? How do you know if the answers you get are accurate, complete and unbiased? In other words, as with many new [...]

20 08, 2018

Solar panel warranties vs. system performance guarantees: apples and oranges

By |2018-08-14T09:46:10+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 guarantee)—or a combination of these. Solar warranties and guarantees mitigate the risk of faulty equipment, breakage [...]

17 08, 2018

Are solar systems worth it? Evaluating your business’s return on potential solar solutions

By |2018-08-14T09:45:32+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, Uncategorized, What's New|0 Comments

More and more businesses are going solar. But are solar systems worth it or even a good investment for you? Understanding the true value of any business decision requires that you weigh the total benefit against the total cost. Evaluating potential solar solutions and determining the overall return on your investment goes well beyond a simple [...]

13 08, 2018

Determine The Right Method For Funding Commercial Solar Projects

By |2018-08-14T09:42:57+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

Let’s face it. Going solar can seem 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 get you pointed in the right direction by exploring some basic questions.  Should you own or finance? What [...]

10 08, 2018

Home Solar Panel Maintenance Tips

By |2018-08-14T09:49:04+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

“Don’t solar panels need a lot of maintenance?” SunPower By Precis 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 panels. Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity, so the cleaner your panels are, the more efficiently they’ll be [...]

8 08, 2018

How Solar Panels Work

By |2018-08-14T09:44:18+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 power installations are made up of a few basic components that are very easy to understand. These components [...]

2 08, 2018

A Quick Introduction To The Solar Investment Tax Credit

By |2018-07-16T10:59:57+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

The solar Investment Tax Credit, or solar ITC, is a federal incentive that can help eligible businesses offset their commercial solar system costs*. As part of the broader Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, the solar ITC can be a significant factor in helping companies determine if and when to go solar. The infographic below provides a high-level overview and also [...]

30 07, 2018

8 Things Sustainable Businesses Care About

By |2018-07-16T10:58:21+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 sustainability can coexist. And businesses are finding that by focusing on corporate responsibility, they can also maintain a sustainable competitive advantage while [...]

27 07, 2018

The Triple Bottom Line: A Sustainable Model For Success

By |2018-07-16T10:56:35+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 infographic provides a triple bottom line definition and explains how businesses are using it to measure [...]

24 07, 2018

9 Questions To Ask Potential Commercial Solar System Providers

By |2018-07-16T10:52:23+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 be asking? Who should you ask? How do you know if the answers you get are accurate, complete and unbiased? In other words, as with [...]

21 07, 2018

California Is Leading The Charge To Solar Sustainability

By |2018-07-16T10:49:51+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Community, 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 [...]

18 07, 2018

5 Misconceptions about the effects of weather on solar panels

By |2018-07-16T10:48:10+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

If you hail from the Mid-Atlantic region, home of the dreaded Nor’easter, you’ve probably wondered about the effects of extreme weather on solar panels. Makes sense—Nor’easters are not just storms. These radical weather events occur when the southbound polar jet stream meets the warm air from the oceanic Gulf Stream. It’s usually a violent occurrence. Kind [...]

15 07, 2018

Big business takes lead in corporate renewable energy boom

By |2018-07-15T09:35:40+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

A growing number of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies are committing to corporate sustainability goals—leading to an upsurge of renewable energy in business. In a wide-ranging examination of the subject published by Greentech Media, large corporations in the U.S. are reportedly poised to be the most powerful advocates for clean energy on both a state and [...]

12 07, 2018

How to go solar: Getting to solar panel installation in 8 steps

By |2018-07-11T09:07:07+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

In theory, you understand how photovoltaic (PV) solar systems work—silicon panels capture sunlight and turn it into electricity. But now you've finally got your organization talking about using solar power for business, so you need to know exactly how solar systems work in real life—i.e., What's it take to get solar panel installation rolling? How do [...]

9 07, 2018

Answering: “How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for My Business?”

By |2018-07-10T14:55:06+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

In very simple terms, figuring out “how many solar panels do I need” is a matter of dividing how much energy a solar panel can provide by how much your business uses. But you didn’t come here for “simple,” you want a real answer. Okay, let’s dig a little deeper and put some numbers into our [...]

6 07, 2018

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters to Your Business

By |2018-07-10T14:59:35+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

If you’re wondering why there seems to be increasing focus on the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), look no further than today’s consumers. According to a recent article published in Business News Daily, these potential customers are looking beyond material products or quality services when selecting a company. How products are made (or services rendered) is often [...]

4 07, 2018

The Surprising Benefits of Solar That Go Beyond Helping the Environment

By |2018-07-10T15:03:37+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

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 this clean energy source? Whatever level of knowledge you have about going solar, this recent list published by energysage contains [...]

2 07, 2018

Five-Step Guide to How Solar Panels Are Installed

By |2018-07-10T15:07:13+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 with local permitting and fire code requirements to complete a safe and reliable installation. If you’re interested in learning how to become a solar [...]

30 06, 2018

Precis Solar Efficiency: More Breakthroughs are Coming

By |2018-07-10T15:09:20+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 to 1999. After nearly half a century of solar research, the University of New South Wales [...]

27 06, 2018

Making the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power

By |2018-07-10T15:16:42+00:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

Are you looking to make the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power to your organization’s decision-makers? To tap the economic and energy potential of solar, commercial property owners (and long-term lessors) must objectively evaluate the pros and cons of going solaron each property, and track the projected return on investment (ROI) over time. Alta Energy, an [...]

25 06, 2018

Energy users aren’t the only winners with community solar

By |2018-07-10T15:19:59+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

The expansion of community solar across the U.S. is bringing solar power—and its many benefits—to a number of individuals and businesses who might otherwise not be able to participate. Not so long ago, installing solar panels on your rooftop or undeveloped property was the only way to access solar-generated electricity. If you were unable (or lacked [...]

22 06, 2018

How Home Solar Warranties Work

By |2018-06-22T10:40:25+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 Precis Solar we are so confident in the efficiency and reliability of our industry-leading SunPower that we back it up [...]

20 06, 2018

What Is Green Building? Explaining Eco-Friendly Construction

By |2018-06-10T09:15:57+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, green construction is becoming more and more common. Several of these are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand the kinds of building practices considered to be [...]

16 06, 2018

How Businesses Can Achieve Their Corporate Sustainability Goals with Solar

By |2018-06-10T09:11:10+00:00June 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed|0 Comments

Many of America’s biggest and most successful businesses have gone solar to achieve corporate sustainability goals to reduce operating costs and their carbon footprint. The list includes industry giants like Wal-Mart, Target, Apple, IKEA, Macy’s, FedEx, Verizon, General Motors, L’Oreal and others. And every day, more companies, both large and small, are investing in solar as [...]

14 06, 2018

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

By |2018-06-10T09:07:24+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar|0 Comments

At Precis Solar 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 solar panels. Instead, homeowners work with solar installers, who will provide the solar panels, as [...]

12 06, 2018

How to Build a Compelling Case for Energy Efficiency Programs in 8 Steps

By |2018-06-10T09:00:56+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

When it comes to convincing a business’s decision makers and stakeholders that energy efficiency can contribute to a company’s success, the burden of proof may be somewhat daunting. This article by Smart Energy Decisions provides eight helpful steps in using and leveraging utility data to convince decision makers that a sustainability investment can provide a variety of [...]

9 06, 2018

The Benefits of Solar Energy Remain—Investors Want Sustainable Companies

By |2018-06-07T19:09:05+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

While the news has been heavy with reports on the US government's de-emphasis on the environment, the benefits of solar energy remain unchanged. There may be less top-down pressure on companies to go carbon neutral, but customers and investors increasingly demand a triple bottom line commitment. Climate Change and Business Strategy are Hard to Untangle Companies [...]

7 06, 2018

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

By |2018-04-23T11:49:37+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 if your building can actually support the solar equipment you’re considering. To best answer, “Is my [...]

5 06, 2018

5 steps to establishing energy efficiency in business

By |2018-04-23T11:46:20+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review reports that some of the world’s most successful businesses are devoting themselves to developing energy efficiency in business. Many companies are beginning to understand that developing an energy strategy is not only helpful from a financial and environmental standpoint, but can also help them gain a competitive edge over rival [...]

3 06, 2018

What is Solar Energy and How Do Solar Panels Work?

By |2018-06-06T10:39:58+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 Earth in about 8.5 minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to generate enough solar [...]

31 05, 2018

Understanding commercial solar leasing

By |2018-04-23T11:33:30+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|0 Comments

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 for your organization to go solar: What is a commercial solar lease? What are the pros [...]

29 05, 2018

Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

By |2018-04-23T11:28:31+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 old solar panels that have slowly degraded over time. And adding to the growing pile of [...]

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+00:00May 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 |2018-07-10T16:03:20+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 |2018-07-10T15:44:28+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 |2018-07-10T15:45:57+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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 |2018-07-10T15:47:42+00:00March 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 |2018-07-10T15:48:17+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 |2018-07-10T15:38:29+00:00February 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 |2018-07-10T14:15:37+00:00February 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 [...]

9 11, 2018

Investment in Solar Plants Defines Effeciency

By |2018-11-06T18:10:44+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 it. There are many sources of energy. Some can be directly utilized while others may have [...]

7 11, 2018

Why companies are adopting sustainable business practices

By |2018-11-06T12:57:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 of customers who are adopting sustainable lifestyles, to improving brand reputation—more and more companies are discovering the benefits of being an environmentally-friendly business. It’s [...]

29 10, 2018

DOES SOLAR WORK WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN?

By |2018-11-07T21:21:35+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

The average solar consumer is looking to solve one simple problem—high energy bills. For this there are straightforward solutions: Either purchase solar panels to lock in 20-plus years of low energy rates while reaping an excellent tax incentive, or qualify for $0-down loan or lease options and start saving immediately on your monthly power bill. For [...]

26 10, 2018

Commercial Solar Battery Storage 101

By |2018-11-07T21:11:41+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

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 than ever.  This infographic provides an entry-level overview of commercial solar storage and explains how it can integrate with an onsite solar [...]

22 10, 2018

When Renewable and Conventional Energy Innovate Together

By |2018-10-18T14:07:59+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|0 Comments

When Total and SunPower united in 2011 to reshape the solar industry, little did we know that global solar capacity would increase three-fold in less than four years (70 GW to 233 GW). In the United States, the price of solar dropped 70 percent between 2009 and 2015. And during the same time period, world leaders [...]

19 10, 2018

CAN I INSTALL SOLAR PANELS ON MY ROOF?

By |2018-11-07T21:22:28+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|0 Comments

If you’re one of the many Southern California homeowners thinking about saving money by going solar, you may be wondering if your roof is compatible for panel installation. There are few insurmountable problems roofs present to solar installations. Here are five questions to ask yourself before meeting with a consultant to calculate your energy savings. 1. [...]