Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants Moving and processing water in the state of California is energy intensive. Some estimates place energy consumption associated with moving and processing water near 30% of all electrical energy consumption within the state.   The cost of this energy, especially at wastewater treatment plants, is a large part of total…

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Helio Energy Solutions Names New President Helio Energy Solutions, a leader and provider of integrated energy solutions since 2001, announced today that Brad Schmehl, has been appointed President. Brad previously served as Vice President of Integrated Energy Solutions at Helio Energy Solutions. “I could not be more pleased to appoint Brad as Helio Energy Solutions’s …

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Jonah Liebes is appointed as the new President of Helio Energy Solutions Helio Energy Solutions, a leading provider of integrated energy solutions, announced today that Jonah Liebes has been promoted to President. Jonah previously served as Senior Vice President of Professional Services and Chief of Operations at Helio Energy Solutions. “We are thrilled that Jonah is Helio…

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Wastewater Treatment Facilities Energy Program On March 28-29 in 2012, Helio Energy Solutions participated in the Energy Roadmap Summit workshops in Raleigh, N.C. The Water Environment Federation (WEF). The summit brought together nearly 40 water and energy professionals with experience in designing, implementing, and operating energy projects at wastewater treatment The summit’s goal was to promote wastewater…

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A Strategic Energy Cost Reduction Partner Energy efficient improvements are an important way to reduce energy costs, especially in times of high energy price volatility. But, how can you or your business reduce energy costs, improve profits, and support sustainability? Today’s businesses need a strategic energy cost reduction partner and Helio Energy Solutions is that…

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Energy Competitive Advantage When a business creates and sustains profits greater than its rivals, it possesses an energy competitive advantage. The top three costs for most businesses are labor, raw materials, and energy. Management guru Michael Porter identified two basic types of competitive advantage: Cost advantage and Differentiation advantage A competitive advantage exists when a…

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Kilowatt vs Kilowatt-Hour If you have high electricity bills, then you might be looking for energy efficiency upgrades for your home. And while comparing various energy solutions and prices, you’ve heard the metric, kilowatt-hour (kWh), used incessantly. But you’ve probably never thought about the number of kilowatt-hours your home appliances are using. The reality is,…

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Is My Solar System Working? So…you’ve made the decision and committed your money to going solar. Congratulations on making a great choice and taking control of how you get your electricity. Now comes the important part – “Is my solar system working?” A broken solar electric system is a new and definitely not improved way to waste…

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Join Helio Energy Solutions’s Hollie Valtierra and other industry leaders Tuesday June 16th at 10:00 AM PST for the National Solar Permitting Database webinar hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Click Here To Register Delays in obtaining permit approvals are the #1 reason many solar installers fail to meet promised construction timelines.  Fortunately, Hollie…

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Net Metering: Reading your electric bill after going solar By: Matt McPherson I believe that the utility companies employ special cryptic coders to make reading your electric bill as difficult as possible. The idea being that you will just give up trying to understand your bill and pay it. This goes for all utility bills…

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