Kimberly Kennedy

Kimberly Kennedy is a writer that works for Sun Energy California as their Content Strategist/Blogger and 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.
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,...

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...

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. This includes the knowledge of how solar panels are manufactured and what...

Why Go Solar?

Why Go Solar?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power  The sun is an extremely viable source of energy. With us earthlings just being able to collect a fraction of its energy, it still has the potential to meet all of our energy needs. Not to mention, harnessing the sun’s power...

RV Solar Panels

RV Solar Panels

Are Solar Panels Worth it on an RV? Most of the time, we see solar panels installed for businesses and homes, but solar energy isn’t just for stationary buildings - it can also be used for mobile vehicles like RVs. In this post, we’ll discuss if solar panels are worth...

What is a Solar PPA?

What is a Solar PPA?

What is a PPA?  PPA stands for “Power Purchase Agreement.” It is a financial agreement entailing the design, permit, financing and installation of your home’s residential solar panels with little to no up-front cost. You sign a 20-25 year contract from a solar...

What is a kWh?

What is a kWh?

Many of the terms used when designing and installing solar panel systems can be hard to understand. We here at Sun Energy California want to empower our customers with all the knowledge they need so they can make the best choice. When investing in solar power systems,...