Money Per Kilowatt Hour

Money Per Kilowatt Hour When deciding to get solar for your home or business, it’s very important to understand the math becuase the numbers don’t lie.  A “watt” is a basic unit of energy.  1000 watts = 1 kiloWatt or kW. 1kW consumed over one hour= 1 kWh.  When looking at energy prices, it’s all…

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Smart Meters Explained

Smart Meters Explained: How many appliances does it take to overload solar? Have you ever wondered how many appliances it takes to spin the meter forward? As a leading integrated energy solutions company based in California, HelioPower is committed to educating consumers on the benefits of solar energy and how it can reduce their energy…

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Net Metering Explained

Net Metering Explained Net Metering explained (NEM) talks about the billing process a homeowner’s utility uses when solar or another renewable energy source is added to their home or business. Net Metering is the billing process with the utility to get full retail credit for all electricity generated by the solar system. Net Metering (NEM) is a billing…

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The Whole House Energy Approach

The Whole House Energy Approach HelioPower is an energy solutions company that’s been in business since 2001 providing residential & commercial customers throughout the state of California with comprehensive customized solutions to their energy needs. The whole house energy approach that HelioPower uses is what attracted me to join the team in 2010 as a Residential…

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Commercial Solar Lease Explained

Commercial Solar Lease Explained Commercial Solar Lease Explained provides a detailed explanation on alternative financing for smaller commercial solar projects sized 10kW to 1MW.   In September, Helio Micro Utility (Helio mU) launched our new Commercial Solar Lease, a much-needed financing tool for smaller, hard-to-finance commercial projects (from 10kW to 750kW or more).  Since then,…

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Renewables Integration: Storage and Solar

Renewables Integration HelioPower recently completed construction on two different projects.  Reflecting on these projects provided the idea for this blog on renewables integration. The first project was for Blisterpak, a manufacturer of plastic containers.  HelioPower installed both solar PV and a smart energy storage system to control their energy costs.  The PV system is to generate…

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HelioPower and EVgo Install EV Charging Stations At Local Neighborhood Superstore

EV Charging Stations Are Installed At Neighborhood Superstore Fast EV Charging Stations are expected to improve charging service and convenience for EV drivers. MURRIETA – October 20 2016—HelioPower, Inc., and EVgo are pleased to announce the successful installation of EVgo’s DC Fast Charging Stations at a Southern California Neighborhood Superstore at the intersection of Murrieta…

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HelioPower Installs Sharp’s Energy Storage System and PredictEnergy at Blisterpak

Energy Storage System Reduces Energy Costs At Blisterpak Behind-the-meter energy storage system expected to save Blisterpak an estimated $42,000 per year on utility bills LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 5, 2016 – HelioPower, Inc., a leading energy solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it has installed Sharp’s SmartStorage® behind-the-meter energy storage solution at the Southern…

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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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Shared Solar Problems…Solved!

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…

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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 – PredictEnergy™ to the rescue! The two principal components of your energy bill are probably your energy usage and your demand charges. Demand charges can comprise 50% or more of the charges on your bill. Depending on your usage patterns, you may actually be…

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