Solar Tax Lease

Commercial Solar Lease – affordable ITC-subsidized financing for smaller solar projects

Commercial Solar Lease uses the Investment Tax Credit to reduce financing costs Helio Micro Utility, the leading independent energy advisory serving solar developers, EPCs and electrical contractors, is unveiling a ITC-friendly commercial solar lease – a simple operating lease that uses tax benefits to reduce payments.  Finally – Commecial Solar Lease makes small solar affordable Our…

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How To Buy Power For Less Than Wholesale

How to Buy Power for Less Than Wholesale Find out how to buy power for less than the wholesale price in this article by Mo Rousso   If you examine your monthly electricity bill, you will find numerous line item charges.  Among those charges are Generation charges and Delivery charges.  See the bill below: Generation…

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How Solar Originators Rely On Us To Install What They Sell

Solar Originators Rely on HelioPower To Install What They Sell Solar Originators rely on HelioPower, due to their reputation for high quality installations and customer service. Back in 2001, HelioPower began building its reputation for high quality installation and customer service. As we grew, HelioPower became a ‘Horizontally Integrated’ energy company with services beyond engineering…

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Top 4 Shared Solar Problems… Salvation?

Shared Solar Problems – solutions are coming In July Aaron Clay of SunSwarm and I presented on shared solar problems and paths forward as part of the American Solar Energy Society conference*.  Whether you call it community solar, shared solar or if you are pursuing Community Choice Aggregation, there are incremental challenges awaiting project developers at the…

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How To Use PredictEnergy To Help Your Business Lower Demand Charges

Demand Charges and Complicated Pricing Structures are Costing Your Business Money – PredictEnergyTM to the rescue! Demand charges can comprise 50% or more of the charges on your electricity bill. Depending on your usage patterns, you may be paying more in demand charges than you do for energy!  Demand charges are based on your peak…

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Top 3 Reasons Why Solar Feasibility Study Saves Time and Creates Value

Solar Feasibility Study Saves Time and Creates Value Every day I speak with hard working commercial solar installers and developers who think they need project financing.  They’ve invested weeks of effort prospecting, qualifying, designing, engineering, presenting, proposing, negotiating… and they “just need financing” to seal the deal.  Problem is, they’ve often negotiated a deal that…

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Case Study: Blue Ocean Strategies For A Red Ocean Market

Architecting HelioPower: Blue Ocean Strategies for a Red Ocean Market For those of us in the rooftop solar business, the above quote from www.blueoceanstrategy.com sounds all too familiar.   Costs of sales and marketing in the rooftop market have grown tremendously. In the case of the Great Whites of the ocean, like SolarCity, these costs represent…

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Case Study: Wastewater Energy Cost Reduction

Wastewater Energy Cost Reduction for A Northern California Water Plant A Northern California Wastewater Plant, uses PredictEnergyTM analytics to reduce wastewater energy cost. A Northern California Wastewater Plant processes wastewater for several nearby major cities. The Wastewater Plant provides primary, secondary, and tertiary water treatment for two cities, and provides tertiary treatment for three other cities. These processes produce…

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How to Round Trip Energy Cost with PredictEnergy™

Round Trip Energy Costs with PredictEnergy™    Are you planning an energy efficiency or facility improvement project in an effort to reduce your electric bill? If so, how will you know if the project turns out to be successful? What will you measure before and after project implementation to accurately represent the value of the project and calculate the internal…

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The 4-Step Re-Comissioning Process That Protects Our Clients from Energy Losses

Solar Re-Comissioning Protects our Clients from Energy Losses Solar electric facilities make great investments, but only if properly maintained for performance and safety. Annual re-commissioning (PV-RCx) of photovoltaic solar assets is fundamental to high performance commercial solar systems. Our team of engineers and technicians specialize in re-commissioning systems that have been poorly maintained or are…

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Case Study: Solar Project Acquisition

Solar Project Acquisition for Developers and Investors Helio Micro Utility has 6MW of large C&I projects ready for NTP sale to qualified investors, and more in the pipeline.  Our solar project acquisition services benefit developers, EPCs and investors.   HELIO MU’S SUCCESSFUL SOLAR PROJECT ACQUISITION TRACK RECORD With plenty of similar projects developed and sold to investors…

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Case Study: Replacing Foreign Oil with Domestic Solar

Replacing Foreign Oil with Domestic Solar   I believe that most people want to ‘do the right thing’ for the environment, their community, and feel that if they can save money in the process, it’s a bonus. For decades, we have been told that the right thing to do for our country is to reduce…

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