rebuild-central-logo-banner1Helio Energy Solutions is pleased participating in EcoBuild San Diego 2009 as a Light Green Sponsor at this second annual event.


From the foundation, to the finishing touches this expo features everything you need to know about sustainable building! EcoBuild San Diego offers education and outreach for fire survivors and homeowners looking to rebuild or remodel more sustainably.


On hand will be Helio Energy Solutions’s New Home Solar Program (NHSP) expert, Tyler Michael, along with Charles Curley of the sales team.


The event will be at the California Center for Sustainable Energy , 8690 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100 San Diego, CA 92123 this Saturday, April 4 from 9am to 5pm.


Tyler has developed a specialty working to help homeowners take advantage of this program. Working in the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) utility territory, Tyler was recently quoted in the utility’s NSHP Program Fact Sheet.


Tyler works with homeowners and builders to meet the criteria of NSHP. Tyler has also worked with many “fire survivors” in the San Diego area to help them navigate the program.


“This program requires extensive cooperation between the architect, the contractor, the homeowner, and Heliopower to qualify them for the rebate. NSHP has a much higher rebate allowance per watt than the normal CSI program,” said Tyler.


It is very important to plan the solar power system at the beginning of home design so that all the requirements can be met for this program.


Advance planning is critical to qualify without adding more cost in the future. Upfront planning results in an energy efficient home in the future, which saves money every month on energy bills. “If you wait and install the solar power as a retrofit, you lose up to $1.00/watt in rebate. For an average home that would be about $5000,” said Tyler.