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San Diego Affordable Housing Gets Solar

by Susan DeFreitas, June 24th, 2011 In good news for both the cost of living and solar power in San Diego, Community HousingWorks (CHW), a local affordable housingdeveloper, and HelioPower have announced the  completion of the first Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in California: a solar installation at Las Serenas, a 108-unit affordable housing community. This installation is expected to offset an average 20% of residents’ annual…

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Giving You The Power To Save

https://youtu.be/7t_MTPorMWU HelioPower’s Steve LoRusso and the company’s solar installation at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in San Diego are featured in this Canadian Solar USA produced video. From a home in Southern California, to the Ronald McDonald Charities House in San Diego, to a hulling facility in the San Joaquin Valley, watch how 3 individuals…

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Affordable Housing Community Dedicates Solar System

Community HousingWorks (CHW) and HelioPower hosted a celebration today for the completion of the first multifamily affordable Solar Housing MASH) project to be completed at Las Serenas, an affordable housing community located in San Diego. The 108-unit neighborhood will receive free solar energy from the solar power system and it is estimated that the energy will offset nearly…

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Community HousingWorks Dedicates Solar Power System at Las Serenas

Congressman Bob Filner Keynotes the Celebration at the San Diego Affordable Housing Community’s Solar Power Installation Built by HelioPower to Benefit Low-Income Families with Free Solar Energy SAN DIEGO & MURRIETA, CA – JUNE 9, 2011 – Community HousingWorks (CHW), a leading affordable housing developer in San Diego county, and HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with…

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HelioPower Appoints Former SunPower Executive Kent Miller as Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales

Miller builds on solar and related energy industry experience with move to HelioPower SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 1, 2011 –  HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with nearly 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today announced the appointment of Kent J. Miller to Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales.  HelioPower…

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Coachella Valley Energy Summit

The 2011 Coachella Valley Energy Summit brought several hundred business owners, valley leaders and public officials together to reflect the current state of renewable energy and sustainability for our local region and around the state. In addition to a slate of speakers, the Summit also offered a number of local and national vendors.   One exhibitor,…

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Such Great Heights

Energy management systems boost efficiency and distributed energy to new highs, thanks to the financial benefits that bring fast return on investments, government support, and an enhanced relationship to the smart grid. All told, the combination of EMS and demand response could also be the most compelling economic argument for distributed energy. The efficiency of…

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New financing powers panels for residents

Solar panel prices overreach many homeowners’ budgets, no matter how green they want to be; but recently new companies have eliminated upfront costs, bringing solar power costs down to earth. Homeowners looking to reduce their contribution to global warming or save money on electric bills often consider installing solar panels, especially in North San Diego…

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How to pick a solar installer

Choosing a solar installer can seem like guesswork, with new companies appearing on the scene almost as fast as they disappear. Some solar companies have used pressure sales tactics and public ignorance to charge prices well above the industry norm. Molly Sterkel, manager for the state’s rebate program, Ben Airth, residential program manager for the…

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Consumer Report Ranks HelioPower the Value Leader in California Home Solar

Findings based on price per watt and installation time among top companies in the state MURRIETA, CA March 22, 2012 – HelioPower delivers the highest value in home solar in California, according to an independent consumer study of all major solar power installers in the state. Figures released this month by PV Solar Report, a daily digest for California’s solar…

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Construction begins on a 500 kW solar power system for Giumarra Vineyards

One of the nation’s leading table grape growers initiates clean energy strategy with photovoltaic system at its main production and cold storage facility in Bakersfield, CA BAKERSFIELD, CA – FEBRUARY 3, 2010 – HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with over 1600 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today announced the commencement…

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