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  • Nasa’s work with SunPower solar proves durability

    When choosing solar for your home or business, you want the best. But how do you know which brand and installer is best? Well, there are a lot of facts and figures you can wade through on your own. Or, you can save time and follow the example of America’s top scientific minds at NASA by choosing the same solar panels they trust to power their experiments. So what solar panels did NASA choose? If ...
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  • American Reading Co chooses SunPower Solar

    The prevalence of solar power is revolutionizing the way people think about power. The proliferation of solar panels on homes and businesses has been a huge boost to the job market and the economy in uncertain times. But many Americans remain unconvinced of solar’s benefits. Hopefully, that will change soon as more big brands, like the American Reading Company, with big brains and hearts start ...
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  • Why SunPower’s Efficiency Record is a Big Deal

    When people talk about solar, there are a few points they are guaranteed to bring up. The first is how much money solar in general can save you and your family on your monthly electric bill. The second, and even more important point, is which panel brand and model will save you the most. As the solar market is constantly expanding, there are many solar panel options out there. But when all the ...
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  • 8 Great Reasons to Go Solar (beyond Saving Money)

    The SunPower by Green Convergence team can give you a million reasons to consider going solar— the most important being how much money you can save on your electric bills each month . But some people need more than just monthly savings to sell them on making the switch, so we’ve compiled a list of the most compelling reasons you and your business should go solar with SunPower by Green Convergence. ...
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  • SunPower Up Program shines a light toward California’s future

    The real estate market is changing in California. As the price of energy goes up as well as the average temperature, it has become increasingly important to prospective homebuyers that the homes they buy have energy-saving features that come standard. These are the main reasons California lawmakers have passed and continued to amend Title 24 for the last three decades (1). What is Title 24? First ...
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  • Toyota goes solar with SunPower

    For years, automotive manufacturers have had a hard time justifying their American facilities. When compared to building and maintaining facilities in less-developed countries, the cost of running a factory in America is immense. This is why many auto workers have lost their jobs to factories overseas. Despite this, many companies are trying to bring the auto industry (and jobs) back to our ...
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  • Solar Impulse Plane Lands in NYC

    Last night, the Solar Impulse 2 took off from Allentown’s Lehigh Valley International Airport, bound for JFK in New York City. This is the fourteenth and last leg of the completely solar-powered plane’s record-breaking journey around the world (2). Although the trip has taken a lover a year to make, the plane itself has been twelve years in the making. The project is the brainchild of Swiss ...
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  • SunPower to Install New Microgrid at Alabama Army Post

    The American military is often touted as the most advanced in the world. It is often reported that we have the best training, the best weaponry, and by far, the best and bravest fighters within our ranks. But do we have the best power? We aren’t talking about political power here. We are talking about fuel. The stuff that keeps the lights on and the trucks rolling. According to the American ...
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  • SunPower and Owens Corning: Partners to GC. Partners to the Environment.

    If you are planning to go solar, you’ve probably been exploring all your installation options. You may have already compared various installation companies based on price. But you may not have considered comparing the quality of the materials each installer uses to create solar energy systems. Each installation company uses a variety of different materials and depending on the installer you ...
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  • Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension keeps solar prices low

    Many have heard of the Solar Investment Tax Credit or ITC. It’s been all over the news and ads since its implementation in 2006 (1). But many may not know exactly how the Solar Tax Credit works. And, even more may be unaware of its profound effect on the solar industry in Santa Clarita and across the country. What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)? The ITC is a federally-funded 30% tax ...
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  • El Niño and solar: Is your investment safe?

    With the drought in California wreaking havoc on our lawns and our shower-times, the approach of El Niño is exciting news. According to the LA Times, “some scientists say their measurements show that this year’s El Niño could be among the most powerful on record...”(1). But big storms mean strong winds and heavy rainfall. This will put extra stress on your roof, and potentially, your solar energy ...
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  • SunPower Solar saves School Quarter Million

    Still recovering from the economic downturn of 2008, America’s economy is not doing a great job of supporting our public school system. Just this May, the Castaic Union School District “approved 45.4 layoff notices” in an effort to alleviate the “$4.1 million budget gap” (1). We all know we need to balance our budget but how necessary is it to fire the people who educate our children, especially ...
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  • Net Metering: What is it and why should you make the switch today?

    Everyone hates getting their electric bill. But homeowners in places like the Santa Clarita Valley and the rest of Southern California, where temperatures are high almost year-round, have the most reason to worry. Local utilities charge customers in these areas nearly criminal rates to keep their homes cool and the prices just climb every year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these costs could be ...
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  • SunPower's Solar Secret to Success: "Being a Good Citizen to the Grid"

    As solar energy becomes more and more popular, many raise questions about our aging utility grid and how we will be able to maintain it. Utility companies use a good portion of their profits to simply maintain your local electric grid. And, in recent years, they’ve hiked up their prices dramatically, citing an increasing necessity for extra revenue to update the nation’s worn-out electrical ...
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  • Solar Open House in Lake Hughes, CA

    Interested in going green or getting greener? See one of the “Greenest” homes Southern California, right here in the Antelope Valley this weekend and get tips for a master—Bob Large. Bob, a long-time solar and alternative energy advocate, has turned his home into a verifiable Mecca of sustainability. Due to his SunPower by Green Convergence solar energy system and other green renovations, Bob’s ...
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