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HACSB and HelioPower Complete Solar

HelioPower and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) have completed the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in California. At Maplewood Homes, HACSB dedicated the solar power system as part of its “70 & Solar” celebrations.   December 3, 2011 HACSB and HelioPower Complete Solar

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Housing Authority of San Bernardino Dedicates Solar Power System at Maplewood Homes at “70 & Solar” Event

Celebration is held at the Housing Authority’s Affordable Housing Community’s Solar Power Installation Built by HelioPower to Benefit Low-Income Families with Free Solar Energy SAN BERNARDINO & MURRIETA, CA – December 1, 2011 – The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB), the largest provider of affordable housing in the County, and HelioPower, an…

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State of Solar California

Who Charges What? Here is a chart of the Cost per Watt for the largest installation companies in the SCE service area (you can click on the chart to see it full size): First, let us give credit where it is due.  The low end outlier is HelioPower, Inc., at $6.56/Watt, and they did it…

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HelioPowerPack – The most complete solar kit in the industry!

After you’ve sold the job, how much time do you waste putting your solar project together?  Going to multiple vendors for parts?  Losing time and money when you don’t have everything you need?  Eroding customer confidence when your crews end up at Home Depot instead of on the client’s roof? With HelioPower, one call does…

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HelioPower Contractor Services Overview

Are you a contractor looking for new ways to be increase profitability with your solar installs? With HelioPower’s engineered solar packaged kits you can easily add another revenue stream to your existing service offerings. The HelioPowerPack has proven invaluable in hundreds of installations and we back up our HelioPowerPack with a wide range of contractor…

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Smart Meter Discovery from HelioPower…Neighborhood By Neighborhood

Smart meters are here…whether we want them or not. The installation of millions of smart meters by utilities worldwide, including San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric here in California, have also brought concerns, questions, fears and curiosity. There are concerns about “Big Brother” watching, paying more for our…

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Unfortunate Solar

Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month Adventures in poor design. On the rooftop of a congresswoman’s office. The vast majority of solar installers are hard-working, honest, green-hearted individuals who want to spread the good word of solar power. We feature their fine work every week in Greentech Media’s solar coverage. But sometimes a customer wants…

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How many appliances does it take?

How many appliances does it take to use the power from a 4 kw solar system? By ERIC WOLFF [email protected] | Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:12 pm Solar power saves people money by making the meter “spin backward” during the day, when it’s generating more power than most people are using, or at least, more than…

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Solar Overload

Solar Overload “Solar Overload” is a first-of-its-kind video demonstrating how many appliances it takes to overload a typical residential solar installation. “Solar Overload, How Many Appliances Does It Take to Spin the Meter Forward?” features a 4 kilowatt (kW) residential solar power system in Laguna Niguel, CA. The system was installed in 2006 on the…

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ENERGY: Forecast is sunny for installer HelioPower

Despite the chill, rainy winds of an economic recession and slow recovery, Murrieta-based solar installer HelioPower basked in sunny success over the last four years, company officials said. The privately owned company separated itself from its competition by creating solar panel “kits” to streamline its installation process, and by diversifying beyond just installing solar panels…

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MURRIETA: City waives permit fees

By JOHN F. HILL The Press-Enterprise In an effort to boost building activity, Murrieta next week will waive permit fees for homeowners who use local contractors or suppliers for home improvement projects. New decks, pools, heating and air conditioning systems and solar installations are among projects eligible for the deal. Permits must be taken out…

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Solar Power System Completed

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor San Diego–Community HousingWorks (CHW) and HelioPower have completed a Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) project at Las Serenas, an affordable housing property in San Diego. Going forward, the 108-unit complex will receive solar energy from the new system, which CHW and HelioPower estimate will offset nearly 20 percent of the…

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