How to Stop PV Installations

Stopping PV Installations by: Jonah Liebes For this week, Jonah Liebes writes about certain people’s attempts at stopping PV installations. ATTENTION: This is not a test. This is an actual emergency. There are people in this world who want to stop PV installations and are using false claims of health damage to scare consumers. These are…

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Case Study: How We Are an Integrated Energy Services Company

An Integrated Energy Services Company By: Jonah Liebes   As part of a rapidly expanding solar energy industry, HelioPower has been on the forefront of technology integration and product development. Over the years, manufacturers such as Sharp Electronics, Enphase, KACO New Energy, Solar Edge, Canadian Solar and Hyundai Heavy Industries have relied on HelioPower’s team of…

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Vision and Mission at HelioPower

Vision and Mission of HelioPower By Mo Rousso Mo Rousso depicts HelioPower’s Vision and Mission in the next installment of his Energy Talking Points.       As some of you know, I recently retook the helm of HelioPower as its President.  I had stepped away for a while to pursue some other areas of…

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History of HelioPower – My 15 Year Journey

The History of HelioPower – The Beginning By Mo Rousso, Founder, HelioPower Mo Rousso, Founder of HelioPower, reflects upon the history of HelioPower and his 15 year journey with the company.   Fifteen years ago this month, the idea of HelioPower was born. I had just come off of one of the worst years in tech,…

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Competitive Advantage

Energy Cost Reduction as a Competitive Advantage Last time Mo Rousso writes about the concept of eCOGS, or energy cost of goods sold.  By moving your energy costs above the line, he writes, you have much more visibility and control over that cost. For Today’s topic, he writes about energy cost reduction as a competitive…

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I Hate Solar!

Top 7 Reasons I Hate Solar! After working at HelioPower for the past 13 years, I’ve come to realize…I hate solar.  I’ve heard a lot about how great solar energy is for consumers, the economy and the planet. Blah, Blah, Blah. Solar is awesome, saving money is good, pollution is bad- it’s like a mantra around here…

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Solar O and M Tech

What is Solar Asset Management (and Why Do I Need It)?

Solar Operations and Maintenance (O&M) vs Asset Management – Background Many system owners are confused about the differences between Operations and Maintenance ( or Solar O&M) and Solar Asset Management (Solar AM). While there is still debate in the industry about what’s O&M and what’s AM, there are some clear distinctions. O&M is the list of site specific,…

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Solar Financing Guide

Going Solar is easy, paying for it is hard. So, Helio mU has crafted a Solar Financing Guide to narrow your options. Please click here to see the complete guide. The Decision to Go Solar is Easy... Click to see the full Solar Financing Guide Making the decision to go solar is relatively easy.  It usually it…Read More

Energy Cost – eCOGS by Energy Analytics

Energy Cost – eCOGS: an Important Measure Made Possible by Energy Analytics Mo Rousso (Founder and COO, HelioPower) has written this article about Electricity Cost of Goods or eCOGS as being an important measure made possible by energy analytics. Energy analytics, such as HelioPower’s PredictEnergy software, and associated practices provide the methods to look at your business’…

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Driving Solar – PHEV running costs

  Driving Solar   Background In January, after a 5 year run in a hand-me-down Volvo, I bought my first brand new car- a 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The Volt is what’s known as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) which means it operates a lot like a hybrid gas/electric vehicle such as the Toyota Prius. And,…

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Asset Management Tools – PredictEnergy™ Asset Manager

  Mo Rousso (Founder and COO, HelioPower) has written this article about HelioPower providing asset management services to a broad portfolio of distributed energy resources (DER).   Asset Management Tools and Services by HelioPower HelioPower provides asset management services to a broad portfolio of distributed energy resources (DER). These include PV assets owned by third-parties…

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HelioPower Energy Solutions Appoints Thomas R Bietsch Sr. as Chief Technology Officer

PredictEnergy™ software platform uses advanced analytics to integrate energy and power, and plant production parameters with utility tariff cost analysis. Murrieta, CA, January 25, 2016:  HelioPower Energy Solutions, the leader in cloud based energy analytics, today announced the appointment of Thomas (TR) Bietsch Sr. to the role of Chief Technology Officer.  TR most recently served…

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PV Assets Using The Optimization Factor Methodology

  Mo Rousso (Founder and COO, HelioPower) has written this article about HelioPower managing Photovoltaic (PV) Assets using the Optimization Factor Methodology. PV Assets and the Optimization Factor Methodology Photovoltaic (PV) systems are long-lived assets with unique lifecycle management needs.  As such, they require special operations and maintenance processes to ensure reliable and profitable operation…

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