Upland resident Matthew Taylor looked into solar energy for his home last year in order to save on his mounting electricity bill. Months after installing solar panels his monthly bill is virtually nothing, he said. The company that helped him go solar is One Block Off the Grid, or 1BOG, which launched a campaign to…

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A San Francisco company plans to launch a campaign Monday to convince Inland Southern California homeowners that when it comes to going solar, they can find strength in numbers. The company, called One Block Off the Grid, says it has arranged a 15 percent group discount for those who sign up in the next three…

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Thin-film PV developer AQT has entered into partnerships with a module manufacturer and systems installer/developer to drive the delivery and deployment of AQT’s CIGS solar cells into commercial projects later this year. May 24, 2010 CIGS cell developer AQT partners with module maker Solar Enertech, systems integrator HelioPower Attachment PV Tech AQT HelioPower May 242010

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AQT, a developer of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells, has signed new partnerships with Solar Enertech and HelioPower. These agreements are designed to help drive the delivery and deployment of AQT’s solar cells into commercial projects this year, according to the company. May 24, 2010 AQT Enters Partnerships With Solar Enertech, HelioPower…

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HelioPower, which was founded in Fallbrook, has received a contract from One Block Off the Grid to provide volume installation of energy-efficient residential systems. January 14, 2010 HelioPower gets One Block Off the Grid contract Attachements: Village News Jan 14 2010

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Anyone considering solar power probably has a green outlook. But what if the hue is more Dollar Bill Green than Environmentalist Green? For them, we offer this trip to the bottom line. Installers say that several major panel factories worldwide ramped up production just before the economy crashed, leaving a glut on the market. 1BOG…

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For anyone watching a smug neighbor gloat over low electric bills, or who’s watched one too many showings of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” here’s a guide for how to decide if the sun has finally risen on your solar panel ambitions.   December 20, 2009 ENERGY: So you want to install rooftop solar? A…

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One Block Off the Grid, the San Francisco firm that offers discount pricing on solar installations, will extend its current campaign in the Coachella Valley an extra month, company officials said Wednesday. November 27, 2009 Deadline for solar discounts extended Attachment Desert Sun 11.27.09.pdf

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HelioPower is bringing SunRun’s solar financing and service to its California residential customers. Under the agreement, SunRun will purchase home solar systems designed and installed by HelioPower for its customers, who will pay only a one-time installation fee, and then a fixed rate for the solar electricity produced by their system. November 23, 2009 HelioPower…

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One Block Off the Grid participants are different, said Scott Gordon, whose company HelioPower worked with the company on the San Diego project. November 23, 2009 Internet Intercedes to Make Solar Cheaper Attachments   Wired Magazine 11.23.09

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