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HelioPower Selected as a 2008 Solar Santa Monica Preferred Provider

Yesterday Solar Santa Monica announced the Preferred Providers selected to support the City-sponsored program, now in its second year. Preferred Providers install solar photovoltaic (electricity) and solar thermal (hot water) systems for homes and businesses at agreed-upon, fixed prices. HelioPower was selected to provide residential installations along with three other firms. “We’re very pleased to…

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Doing research on a solar power system?

The sun is shining bright! The best time to reap the highest returns on a solar electricity system is upon us! You can add a streamlined analysis to your solar panel system research with our “Solar Power System Advantages Disadvantages” document. Download it today for a comparative analysis to help you make the best decision…

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StreetInsider.com – Hebrew Academy Partners with SharpUSA and HelioPower…

StreetInsider.com – Hebrew Academy Partners with SharpUSA and HelioPower… Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Solar Energy Solutions Group, based near the school in Huntington Beach, and HelioPower worked together with the Hebrew Academy on the solar energy aspect of the school’s Go Green program. A portion of the Karp Federation Challenge Grant and a generous private donation…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

This message is brought to you by the group Environment California, an environmental advocacy organization. Please consider filling out this questionnaire about Solar PV which is being requested by Environment California. California legislature may add more renewable energy incentives if huge numbers of Californians fill this survey out demonstrating the high value they place on…

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Millions of Jobs of a Different (Green) Collar

In a round up series of articles today, the New York Times featured a special section called “The Business of Green.” Through several articles it focused its journalistic eye on the clean energy sector. “Millions of Jobs of a Different Collar” drilled down on the green job sector and its potential for uplifting the U.S.…

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Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Federal Tax Credits are available for solar power and other energy efficiency systems…but time is running out unless they are extended in Washington! Residential and commercial solar installations must be commissioned by the end of the year to qualify for the existing incentives. There are of course also state and utility incentives available. A qualified…

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Clean solar panels: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

This is a tip for all of you loving parents of solar panels – keep those bad boys clean! It sounds simple, and painfully obvious, but the cleaner the glass is, the more sunlight can penetrate to the system and the more energy your system can produce. There it is. Clean solar panels are critical…

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A Tale of Two Households

“I live in a 2000 square foot house. How many solar panels do I need?” If I had a 200 watt panel for every time I’ve been asked this question, I would’ve solved the world’s energy problems long ago. Alas, I wish there was a simple answer to this question. The answer lies not in…

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The Day in the Life of a Solar Power Installer

One of our own team, Kristin Underwood, is an accomplished blog author. She also happens to be an excellent solar power installer. She wrote up her experiences in Treehugger. This is a fact filled and personal view into how a residential solar power system is installed including photos. Kristin demonstrates how the passion for doing…

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Hebrew Academy Has Gone Green!

The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach, CA has gone green… “It’s a move to show students the importance of conserving energy, respect for the environment,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Newman, dean of the school which educates 350 students from preschool through twelfth grade. It’s a mitzvah to conserve resources, he said, and it helps illustrate the…

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Why this Blog?

This blog is dedicated to information about solar power systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies of all types. We are dedicated engineers and professionals with extensive experience in solar power and other sustainable energy technologies. We want to share information and experience from within the renewable energy industry. We understand the passion “to make…

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