Kimberly Kennedy

Kimberly Kennedy is a writer that worked for Sun Energy California as their Social Media Manager. The environment is her passion, not only personally but also professionally. Her love of the planet and renewable energy stems from her connection to the earth itself and all it has to offer. She spends a significant amount of time researching why people invest in renewable energy and the future of the solar industry. She is knowledgeable in ecologically responsible ideas and theories as well as the technology that supports them. Kimberly obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and is currently in grad school.
California Solar Tax Credit

California Solar Tax Credit

Solar Incentives for California Because California has a ton of incentives, it’s one of the best states for homeowners to go solar. California’s climate is also one of the sunniest places on earth, so it’s no surprise that we lead the country for solar power...

Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

The amount that your roof direction will affect the efficiency of your solar panels relies both on the direction (known as the Azimuth angle) of your roof as well as the slope (also called pitch) of your roof. It’s important, when you invest in rooftop solar panels,...

ISS Solar Panels – Solar in Space

ISS Solar Panels – Solar in Space

I know what you’re thinking, how do they get electricity over 200 miles above Earth?  *Hint: It’s not an extension cord.* The best source of energy for the ISS is the energy obtained from the sun. Space engineers have done a fantastic job of creating solar arrays that...

How Are Solar Panels Made?

How Are Solar Panels Made?

Have you ever wondered how solar energy can be so efficient while also becoming increasingly more affordable? To answer this question successfully, we must understand how solar energy works. The most standard types of solar panels are monocrystalline and...

Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Did you know the first amorphous silicon photovoltaic panels came out in 1976? At this time, the energy conversion rate was 1.1%! After 20 years, a company in Switzerland produced a conversion rate of 11% using a photo-electrochemical process (a process that usually...

Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners When we think of energy efficiency here at Sun Energy California, we think of using less energy and paying less money for the same level of comfort in our homes. We prefer to use less and get more. Here are some tips and tricks to...