A Murrieta-based solar power company is teaming up with a nonprofit to bring solar power to those without lights in Nicaragua.

This week, Helio Energy Solutions and Power to the People launched “Help for the Holidays,” a joint campaign to help households in California and Nicaragua secure affordable solar energy.

There are a number of moving parts, according to Glenna Wiseman, vice president of marketing for Helio Energy Solutions.

“We want to help homeowners in California go solar with no installation cost and $500 cash back. They can also enter a $150 gift card giveaway,” Wiseman said. “And we want to help families in Nicaragua have lighting through an established nonprofit.”

The cash-back program and gift-card giveaway are being sponsored by Canadian Solar Inc., the panel manufacturer for Helio Energy Solutions.

“We are very happy to sponsor a worthy program with industry-leading partners to bring clean energy to people around the world,” said Alan King, general manager of Canadian Solar USA, in a news release.

December 8, 2011