New studies by Bloomberg and Harris Interactive point to solar’s cost competitiveness Source: Forbes Writer: Justin Gerdes Are the decision-makers entrusted with determining the future of energy infrastructure operating under an outdated understanding of the cost-competitiveness of solar power? In many cases, the answer is yes, according to a paper released last week by Bloomberg…

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Values of the California Home Solar Value Leader By Scott Gordon SVP, Sales, Helio Energy Solutions When an independent study affirmed Helio Energy Solutions as the low price leader in California among the top 100 or so solar installers (we’re consistently in the top ten by number of installations these days) we were ecstatic! When…

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Helio Energy Solutions tour showcases compelling case for use of biomass to reduce California Ag industry’s energy costs and create additional profits with sale of biochar Sunshine isn’t nature’s only affordable source of renewable energy. Biomass is organic fuel, and can offer compelling returns to California growers and food processors. Helio Energy Solutions Vice-President of…

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National Survey Reveals 2 out of 3 Homeowners overestimate the cost of solar panels Sources: Solar Industry Magazine and MarketWatch Nearly all U.S. adults – 97% – overestimate the costs of installing solar systems on their homes, while nearly 8 out of 10 of those who do not Helio Energy Solutions, Sunrun home solar install…

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WRCOG HERO Energy Funding Program Takes Top Regional Honor; Helio Energy Solutions Projects Featured in Award Video Source:  Press Enterprise At the Southern California Association of Governments 2012 Regional Conference and General Assembly, the Western Riverside Council of Governments was presented with the President’s Award for Excellence for its HERO Financing Program. SCAG’s highest award…

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Why (and How) the Grid of the Future Will Change Source: EcoOutfitters.net Post Written by DawnAllcot “We live in a global world … and the fact is, if everybody on the planet lived like we do in America, we’d need 10 planet Earths. This is a sad fact, but, unfortunately, we’re all going to have to…

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Maplewood Homes Adds Energy Center Award to its Accolades The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) and Helio Energy Solutions won the 2011 Energy All-Star Award for Outstanding Innovation in a Building Project.  The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) recognized HACSB’s Maplewood Homes for creating a sustainable and clean environment through…

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#SolarChat Focuses on Solar Financing, ROI and Customer Needs   Source: EcoOutfitters.net April 5, 2012 What happens when a group of solar installers from across the country get together to discuss how best to serve the solar market — with simplified proposals, easy-to-compare estimates, and pitches that really relate to what the customer wants? If…

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Part 3 of a 3 part series briefing Western Riverside property owners on solar financing now available through the largest U.S. property accessed clean energy (PACE) program. Electricity is a growing expense for many businesses; taking up to 30 percent of a typical office building’s operating costs. With energy rates expected to continue to rise,…

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Findings based on price per watt and installation time among top companies in the state Helio Energy Solutions 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…

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Part 2 of a 3 part series briefing Western Riverside property owners on solar financing now available through the largest U.S. property accessed clean energy (PACE) program. Commercial buildings in Western Riverside County are participating in one of the nation’s largest campaigns for clean energy and Helio Energy Solutions is a part of it. The…

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Part 1 of a 3 part series briefing Western Riverside property owners on solar financing now available through the largest U.S. property accessed clean energy (PACE) program. There’s never been a better time for homeowners in Western Riverside County to go solar. The Western Riverside Council of Governments has launched the nation’s largest PACE financing…

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“Imagine being able to shrink your utility bill, or knowing the optimal size and cost-effectiveness of solar panels for your home, or verifying that energy-efficiency retrofit investments have successfully paid for themselves over time.  Far too often these and similarly important—and potentially money-saving—opportunities are unavailable to us.  Why?  Because consumers haven’t had standard, routine, easy-to-understand…

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