Anyone considering solar power probably has a green outlook. But what if the hue is more Dollar Bill Green than Environmentalist Green? For them, we offer this trip to the bottom line. Installers say that several major panel factories worldwide ramped up production just before the economy crashed, leaving a glut on the market. 1BOG…

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For anyone watching a smug neighbor gloat over low electric bills, or who’s watched one too many showings of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” here’s a guide for how to decide if the sun has finally risen on your solar panel ambitions.   December 20, 2009 ENERGY: So you want to install rooftop solar? A…

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By Scott Gordon, HelioPower If you read Part I of the Ugly Side of Solar series, you learned that proper design, product selection, and installation make all the difference in the aesthetics of your solar system and can mean the difference between a good looking system that’s the envy of your friends and neighbors and…

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Lower electricity costs and increase safety with LED holiday lights. LED technology (Light Emitting Diode) for holiday lighting is a smart choice. They use 10 times less energy than incandescent mini lights, 100 times less energy than standard bulbs, last more than 50,000 hours, and are safer because they’re virtually indestructible and cool—safe to the…

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Can you really afford another Summer without solar?   The best solar pricing ever in the Coachella Valley… & insights from Coachella Valley residents who have gone solar! Please be our guest on Wednesday, December 9 at 6pm to learn about how you can go solar for as little as $1000 down*.  You will also…

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Source:  Silicon Valley Mercury News, reporter Dana Hull: With the sun setting before 5 p.m., solar power may be the last thing on your mind these days. But declining panel prices, a federal tax credit and a state rebate all make now a good time to at least investigate whether solar power might make sense…

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The Desert Sun reported Friday that the deadline to sign up for the 1BOG Coachella Valley solar pricing discounts with HelioPower has been extended until January 12, 2010.  The original program cut off date was December 12, the paper reported.  An excerpt from K Kaufman’s article: The campaign, originally scheduled to end Dec. 12, will…

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One Block Off the Grid, the San Francisco firm that offers discount pricing on solar installations, will extend its current campaign in the Coachella Valley an extra month, company officials said Wednesday. November 27, 2009 Deadline for solar discounts extended Attachment Desert Sun 11.27.09.pdf

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On November 19 Scott Gordon of HelioPower worked with Brad Burton of 1BOG on a webinar answering questions about the new Solar San Diego discount community buying program with 1BOG. You can watch the webinar here: Solar San Diego Webinar with HelioPower and 1BOG from David Llorens on Vimeo.

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This in from the California Solar Initiative….Even the solar industry experiences a year-end rush. CSI Program Administrators encourage everyone to complete and submit outstanding CSI applications as soon as possible to help ensure timely processing of the application so that the rebate payment can be made in 2009 and qualifying federal tax credits may be…

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HelioPower is bringing SunRun’s solar financing and service to its California residential customers. Under the agreement, SunRun will purchase home solar systems designed and installed by HelioPower for its customers, who will pay only a one-time installation fee, and then a fixed rate for the solar electricity produced by their system. November 23, 2009 HelioPower…

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One Block Off the Grid participants are different, said Scott Gordon, whose company HelioPower worked with the company on the San Diego project. November 23, 2009 Internet Intercedes to Make Solar Cheaper Attachments   Wired Magazine 11.23.09

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The U.S. Green Building Council is growing and the newest segment of this non-profit, non-government agency is in the Inland Empire and is growing into one of the most dynamic Chapters in the country. One of the reasons for this growth are the people in this vast area, encompassing over 27,000 sq. miles. An important…

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