Knock Out Your Electric Bill with a 1-2 Punch from the Helio Team During Solar Industry’s Largest Show

HelioEMS and HelioPower join forces to bring energy savings to California customers during Solar Power International 08 Show

For Immediate Release

Murrieta, Calif., October 8, 2008 / — In concert with the solar industry’s biggest U.S. event, Solar Power International 08, HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, and HelioPower have announced a joint promotion to assist California customers. The promotion, which runs through the end of the year, involves both energy savings technologies and a $500 discount on any residential or commercial solar panel system installation. Solar Power International 08 takes place in San Diego, October 13-17, 2008.

Energy evaluation and reduction is the initial step any company should take to improve energy efficiency. All commercial clients who sign up for a solar power system during this promotion and/or at the show will receive a complimentary energy on site walk through of their facility with a HelioEMS team member.

From HelioPower, residential and commercial clients who contract for a solar power system will receive a $500 discount off their system price and a check for $500 on any referrals they send that result in a new solar panel system being installed.

“This promotion could not have come at a better time,” said Steve LoRusso, Vice President of Sales at HelioPower. “With the extension of the 30% Federal Income Tax Credit now in place and with the removal of the $2,000 cap from residential tax credits, that easily makes what was a good investment in solar an absolutely great investment! With utility rates going up like a rocket, we just can’t wait to show our new customers why they need to take a look at what could be their best investment in a decade. Even if you looked at solar previously, you need to re-visit this investment, as solar is now 30% more lucrative!”

The solar investment tax credit provisions in H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, passed last week include:

-Extension for 8 years of the 30-percent tax credit for both residential and commercial solar installations
-Elimination of the $2,000 monetary cap for residential solar electric installations, creating a true 30-percent tax credit (effective for property placed in service after December 31, 2008)
-Allowance for Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) filers, both businesses and individuals, to take the credit

These credits are in addition to local state, city and utility based rebates that vary according to each region.

“We’re delighted to partner with HelioPower to insure commercial clients are utilizing energy efficiently, prior to investing in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system,” said TR Bietsch, Managing Director of HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions. “An energy walk-through of their facility enables us to assist customers right away with ideas and suggestions to save money on their electric bill.”

More information is available online and at the Helio Team booth #1051 at the Solar Power International 08 event.

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HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions

Dedicated to comprehensive energy planning and management solutions, HelioEMS engineers and installs energy solutions designed to provide sustainable energy, improve facility efficiency and reduce energy costs. For more information visit us on the web at www.HelioEMS.com.


HelioPower is a leading sustainable energy integration firm. With California offices in Murrieta, Sacramento, and Berkeley, HelioPower designs and installs renewable energy systems, in particular solar system technology, for residential and commercial clients throughout California and Nevada. To reach HelioPower call toll free 1 87 SOLAR 888 or visit www.heliopower.com.

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