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SunPower by Solar Technologies

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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California since its founding in 1998, SunPower by Solar Technologies is a premier solar panel installer that provides some of the highest performing, most energy-efficient solar panel systems in both residential and commercial solar markets. Named one of Solar Power World’s “Top 500 Solar Contractors” at both the national and local levels every year from 2017 to 2020, Solar Technologies has installed more than 44 total megawatts of clean, renewable energy. The company’s partnership with industry leading manufacturer SunPower means its solar PV systems come with an industry-leading 25-year Power and Product warranty.

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The Good

  • SunPower Master Dealer
  • 25-Year Power and Product Warranty
  • Additional Services
  • Multiple Financing Options
  • NABCEP Certified

SunPower Master Dealer

As the only SunPower Master Dealer certified in the Bay Area, Solar Technologies builds solar energy systems that are almost unmatched by many of its competitors. Solar panels from SunPower are the industry’s best, averaging around 22.8 energy efficiency, and built to withstand extreme temperatures. Companies like Solar Technologies that achieve Master Dealer Status achieve high marks in the following areas:

  • Technical Experience
  • Installation Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Financial Health
  • Service and Support

25-Year Power and Product Warranty

Solar Technologies also protects its solar installation systems through SunPower's Complete Confidence warranty. This guarantee applies on three fronts: first, it ensures that the system will perform at peak efficiency and performance throughout its entire projected lifetime (25 years). In the event that any system component significantly underperforms, the company will service or replace the part for free.

The second area the warranty protects is against system or solar product defects. In the event that a solar panel, solar inverter, or other system component is revealed to be damaged or defective, Solar Technologies will replace it at no cost to the homeowner.

Lastly, the warranty covers all the labor required to build the system; in the event the solar panel system requires maintenance or repair due to installation errors, the company will provide this service at no cost to the homeowner for the lifetime of the system.

Additional Services

In addition to installing quality, industry-leading solar panel systems, Solar Technologies provides homeowners with the following services:

  • Solar Energy Storage — includes both SunVault Storage by SunPower, and the Tesla Powerwall to harness and store the SunPower Equinox systems surplus energy to be used in emergencies
  • EV Charging Stations — leverages partnerships with both Tesla and ChargePoint to provide sustainable, eco-friendly charging solutions for electric vehicles
  • Home Electrical Services — through Solar Technologies’ sister company, ST Electric, to provide energy efficiency upgrades, home improvements, and more
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Monitoring — allows customers to monitor the performance of their system, and request maintenance appointments when needed

Multiple Financing Options

SunPower by Solar Technologies provides multiple financing options to help homeowners make the switch to solar. In addition to direct purchase, which requires a significant upfront investment for immediate solar panel ownership, the company also allows homeowners to finance through a zero-money down third-party solar loan, or to rent the solar panel system through a solar lease. Each of these options carry inherent advantages and drawbacks, and customers are encouraged to speak with one of the company’s energy specialists to determine the best financing route for them.

NABCEP Certified

SunPower by Solar Technologies has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), meaning the company's technicians have undergone advanced solar installation training through the most widely respected and recognized certification provider in the solar industry. An NABCEP certification signifies SunPower by Solar Technologies' expertise in the solar field, and homeowners can trust they're receiving a high-quality system.

 

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The Bad

  • Only Available in the Bay Area

Only Available in the Bay Area

SunPower by SolarTechnologies is only available in the Bay Area of California. With more than 2,000 individual solar installers working in the state, this represents a highly competitive solar Market. Promoting verified SunPower by Solar Technologies reviews can help the company stand out from the crowd by publicizing its quality of service and solar installation process.

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The Bottom Line

If you live in the Bay Area and are looking for a high-quality solar PV system, SunPower by Solar Technologies is a solid choice. The company builds industry-leading systems that are built to last. Customers are encouraged to obtain a quote from this company and compare its financing options to other leading solar providers in the area.

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SunPower by Solar Technologies

Founded in 1998, Solar Technologies has designed and installed more than 75,000 solar power systems for home and business owners across the San Francisco Bay Area.

We pride ourselves on providing reliable solar energy and reasonably priced solar panels. Many local customers and partners have trusted us to install and care for their solar panel systems.

As the National Commercial Volume Dealer of the Year and the exclusive SunPower Bay Area Master Dealer, our award-winning customer service, experienced solar installers, and industry-leading 25-year SunPower warranty set us apart.

We offer solar energy systems for residential, commercial, industrial, government, agricultural and non-profit organizations. With offices conveniently located in Santa Cruz, Campbell, and San Ramon, we’re ready to save you money and help your home or business become more sustainable for the future.

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Stephen Atwater Walnut Creek, CA

The installation was not done appropriately. There were panels that were not tightened down and I discovered them when inspecting the panels. Also, I was told certain things could be done that I requested, that when it came to the actual installation, it was determined that it could not be done. This after I repeatedly asked if it was certain that the electrical line could run though the attic, not on the roof. Obviously, I was not in a position to cancel the project at that time, not that I would have anyway. But, there was a lack of transparency from my perspective. Also, I was told I could evaluate how each panel was functioning from the Sunpower app. When I checked the app out, it was not possible and that Sunpower (Solar Technologies) monitors the function of each panel and would contact me if there were a problem. I would not know, since I have had no follow-up from the company.

1 year ago

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Sith Chaisurote Campbell, CA

The system works. However, there were defects that did not allow for optimal electric cost saving. It took company a long time to make repairs. Solar Technologies also requested multiple change orders that did not make sense. We had to push back on these change orders.

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Renee Cameto Oakland, CA

Personal, knowledgable got the installation done promptly. Delay of over 1 year to get batteries from their supplier Tesla, so very frustrated with them

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Christina Chavez-Johnson San Leandro, CA

We asked for more panels which we got and it still isn't really enough... sad they were so far off. Also it ends up being quite expensive.

1 year ago