Residential Solar

Understanding Energy (for Kids)

Understanding Energy For this installment of the HelioKids GATE Program, Jonah Liebes, Senior Vice President at HelioPower, presents: “Understanding Energy”. What is energy? What are the different forms of energy? How can we use energy? These were the questions we answered in this recent installment of the HelioKids GATE program. Jonah Liebes, Senior Vice President…

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sonnen and HelioPower Install First eco 10 Smart Energy Storage System

Smart Energy Storage System Installed for Homeowner sonnenBatterie eco smart energy storage system utilizes intelligent energy management software to store PV and manage household energy usage. It is easily extensible to meet any home’s needs. BONSALL, MURRIETA, and LOS ANGELES, Calif.—JULY 2016—sonnen and HelioPower announce the successful installation of a sonnenBatterie eco 10 System in…

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5 Reasons why you should go solar now!

San Diego Net Metering Solar energy is both exciting and confusing, but now’s the time take control of your destiny. Solar savvy consumers know that ‘Net Metering’ allows you to get credit for electricity your solar system adds to the grid. However, Net Metering rules are changing rapidly. Don’t get left without solar power to…

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GreenThink Radio Interview

GreenThink Radio Interview GreenThink is a radio show hosted by Tracy Thomas, who is considered a media thought leader in the renewable energy space.  She was kind enough to ask me to be on her show on November 29th at the College of the Desert radio station. The interview was prerecorded and she asked me…

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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.  The numbers don’t lie. A “watt” is a basic unit of energy. For example, a typical incandescent light bulb may draw 60W. 1000 watts = 1 kW. 1000 watts consumed in one hour = 1 kWh.…

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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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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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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 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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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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