We are pleased to present this post by guest blogger Virginia Nicols a Certified Green Building Professional, handling Corporate and Community Relations for California based, EcoMotion. Editor’s Note: Virginia was a panelist in the first ever, Women in Green Forum, held recently in Pasadena, CA.  She has been a vital part of the development of…

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Our friends over at SunRun have a great solar video series online.  SunRun founders, Ed Fenster and Lynn Jurich, cover many tips and their thoughts on the growing home solar movement.  SunRun is the nation’s leading residential solar financing company and we at Helio Energy Solutions are proud to offer their successful financing programs to our clients.…

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Helio Energy Solutions, a leading solar power engineering and installation firm based in Murrieta, will host a free solar informational event featuring City of Murrieta Sr. Management Analyst, Brian Ambrose, Thursday, September 16, 2010.  Mr. Ambrose will give an update on city’s $1000 solar rebate program.  The event will also feature Scott Gordon, Vice President,…

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The Curious Case of the Chocolate Cake Close Scott Gordon Vice President, Sales Residential, Helio Energy Solutions In the Ugly Side of Solar series I’ve covered shoddy solar power installations, ugly installations, and shaded installations.  Part four covers something more insidious and is perhaps the ugliest side of all. Part four is about the growing…

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Helio Energy Solutions Offers Upcoming Community Solar Events starting Tuesday, August 17 Are you curious if solar will help your family budget?  Maybe you’ve gone solar and would like your friends and family to enjoy the same benefits you are getting from solar? If yes is the answer for either question then we’d like to…

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By Derek Girling Helio Energy Solutions Solar Energy Consultant Like most of my colleagues at Helio Energy Solutions, I joined the solar industry because of my concern for our environment.  As a recreational outdoorsman, I appreciate the need to escape the city and spend time in our undeveloped wilderness areas as often as possible. The…

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HOAs and Solar Panels – The Solar Rights Act of 1978 in Practice By Scott Gordon President Helio Energy Solutions, Inc There are a lot of folks in California whose homes (and all improvements done to them) fall under the jurisdiction of a Home Owner’s Association (HOA). If you live in a HOA and solar…

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(Updated with new photo) The 30-year-old Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, a 47-bedroom facility that serves as a shelter for families with seriously ill children in local hospitals, is the first of the non-profit’s facilities to invest in solar technology. The installation was undertaken to reduce electricity costs so that more of the charity’s…

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A Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, which supports families with seriously ill children at local hospitals, has plugged into the sun with a new solar photovoltaic array. July 1, 2010Ronald McDonald House Installs Solar Attachments Sunpluggers July 1, 2010

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Ronald McDonald House Charities, which supports families with seriously ill children at local hospitals, has installed a 116-kW roof-mounted photovoltaic solar electric system at its facility in San Diego to create a sustainable environment and to offset power costs. This is the first Ronald McDonald House in California to use solar power. July 1, 2010…

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