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Net Metering Explained

Net Metering Explained Net Metering explained (NEM) talks about the billing process a homeowner’s utility uses when solar or another renewable energy source is added to their home or business. Net Metering is the billing process with the utility to get full retail credit for all electricity generated by the solar system. Net Metering (NEM) is a billing…

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Commercial Solar Lease Explained

Commercial Solar Lease Explained Commercial Solar Lease Explained provides a detailed explanation on alternative financing for smaller commercial solar projects sized 10kW to 1MW.   In September, Helio Micro Utility (Helio mU) launched our new Commercial Solar Lease, a much-needed financing tool for smaller, hard-to-finance commercial projects (from 10kW to 750kW or more).  Since then,…

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Renewables Integration: Storage and Solar

Renewables Integration HelioPower recently completed construction on two different projects.  Reflecting on these projects provided the idea for this blog on renewables integration. The first project was for Blisterpak, a manufacturer of plastic containers.  HelioPower installed both solar PV and a smart energy storage system to control their energy costs.  The PV system is to generate…

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HelioPower and EVgo Install EV Charging Stations At Local Neighborhood Superstore

EV Charging Stations Are Installed At Neighborhood Superstore Fast EV Charging Stations are expected to improve charging service and convenience for EV drivers. MURRIETA – October 20 2016—HelioPower, Inc., and EVgo are pleased to announce the successful installation of EVgo’s DC Fast Charging Stations at a Southern California Neighborhood Superstore at the intersection of Murrieta…

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HelioPower Installs Sharp’s Energy Storage System and PredictEnergy at Blisterpak

Energy Storage System Reduces Energy Costs At Blisterpak Behind-the-meter energy storage system expected to save Blisterpak an estimated $42,000 per year on utility bills LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 5, 2016 – HelioPower, Inc., a leading energy solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it has installed Sharp’s SmartStorage® behind-the-meter energy storage solution at the Southern…

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How To Buy Power For Less Than Wholesale

How to Buy Power for Less Than Wholesale Find out how to buy power for less than the wholesale price in this article by Mo Rousso   If you examine your monthly electricity bill, you will find numerous line item charges.  Among those charges are Generation charges and Delivery charges.  See the bill below: Generation…

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How Solar Originators Rely On Us To Install What They Sell

Solar Originators Rely on HelioPower To Install What They Sell Solar Originators rely on HelioPower, due to their reputation for high quality installations and customer service. Back in 2001, HelioPower began building its reputation for high quality installation and customer service. As we grew, HelioPower became a ‘Horizontally Integrated’ energy company with services beyond engineering…

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How To Use PredictEnergy To Help Your Business Lower Demand Charges

Demand Charges and Complicated Pricing Structures are Costing Your Business Money – PredictEnergy® to the rescue! The two principal components of your energy bill are probably your energy usage and your demand charges. Demand charges can comprise 50% or more of the charges on your bill. Depending on your usage patterns, you may actually be…

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Case Study: Blue Ocean Strategies For A Red Ocean Market

Architecting HelioPower: Blue Ocean Strategies for a Red Ocean Market For those of us in the rooftop solar business, the above quote from www.blueoceanstrategy.com sounds all too familiar.   Costs of sales and marketing in the rooftop market have grown tremendously. In the case of the Great Whites of the ocean, like SolarCity, these costs represent…

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Case Study: Wastewater Energy Cost Reduction

Wastewater Energy Cost Reduction for A Northern California Water Plant A Northern California Wastewater Plant, uses PredictEnergyTM analytics to reduce wastewater energy cost. A Northern California Wastewater Plant processes wastewater for several nearby major cities. The Wastewater Plant provides primary, secondary, and tertiary water treatment for two cities, and provides tertiary treatment for three other cities. These processes produce…

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Case Study: Replacing Foreign Oil with Domestic Solar

Replacing Foreign Oil with Domestic Solar   I believe that most people want to ‘do the right thing’ for the environment, their community, and feel that if they can save money in the process, it’s a bonus. For decades, we have been told that the right thing to do for our country is to reduce…

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Case Study: How We Are an Integrated Energy Services Company

An Integrated Energy Services Company By: Jonah Liebes   As part of a rapidly expanding solar energy industry, HelioPower has been on the forefront of technology integration and product development. Over the years, manufacturers such as Sharp Electronics, Enphase, KACO New Energy, Solar Edge, Canadian Solar and Hyundai Heavy Industries have relied on HelioPower’s team of…

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Vision and Mission at HelioPower

Vision and Mission of HelioPower By Mo Rousso Mo Rousso depicts HelioPower’s Vision and Mission in the next installment of his Energy Talking Points.       As some of you know, I recently retook the helm of HelioPower as its President.  I had stepped away for a while to pursue some other areas of…

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