Solar Savings: What Would You Do with Your Extra Money?

Solar Savings with HelioPower Solar panels bring down your energy costs and save you lots of money over many years. For example, if you purchase a 7 kilowatt solar system, which is about 20 to 21 panels, it can save you an estimated $100,000 in energy costs over the span of 20 years! But what…

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Net Metering 2.0: Your Questions Answered

Net Metering 2.0: Your Questions Answered Under the rules adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), SCE is quickly drawing closer to its NEM 1.0 deadline date of July 1st, 2017 and with this deadline comes Net Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0). SDGE & PG&E have already implemented NEM 2.0 in their territories. NEM 2.0…

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HelioKids: Solar Energy Blender and End of the Year Party!

HelioKids: Solar Energy Blender During the 2016-17 school year, I had the pleasure of teaching an elementary school GATE program in Fallbrook, CA about solar energy.We covered some really cool topics like: how to make an electromagnetic train, how to make a solar cooker, how to make a solar water heater, and what is this…

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Energy Analytics Explained: What is PredictEnergy™?

Energy Analytics Explained Most people think that energy information, such as your current power draw or how much energy you use, is all there is to energy analytics. Not quite…   Useful energy analytics combine energy data with non-energy context information  (such as costs, production metrics, tariff, date and time, weather, etc) to provide you with…

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Photovoltaic Application: HelioKids Safari

Photovoltaic Application: HelioKids Safari I like kids. Kids are inquisitive, full of fun, and soak up knowledge any way they can. Since the beginning of the academic year I have been facilitating a GATE class at my boys’ school in Fallbrook, California. The goals for the class were to make leaning about energy fun and…

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HelioPower Completes 343 kWDC Solar Power System for Ladera Sports Center

Solar Power System for Ladera Sports Center ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.—APRIL, 20, 2017—HelioPower is pleased to announce the successful completion of two commercial photovoltaic systems at the state-of-the-art Southern California sports center in Ladera Ranch. The 63,000 square-foot gym now sports a 343kW (kilowatt) system optimized with SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution, coupled with the PredictEnergyTM…

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HelioKids: An Introduction to Solar PV

Introduction to Solar PV True or False: Power and energy are the same thing. Albert Einstein received the Nobel prize for the theory of relativity. Watts times Volts equals Amps. If you answered TRUE to any of those questions, you need to watch this session of HelioKids. HelioPower Senior Vice President, Jonah Liebes, provides a…

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How does shade affect solar performance?

Shade and Solar Performance Shading reduces the insolation that reaches a solar PV (photovoltaic) or hot water array and can determine whether the financial investment in a solar installation succeeds or fails. Shade is caused by obstructions, such as chimneys, trees, or buildings on the horizon, between the sun and the solar array. Shade patterns…

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Jonah Liebes comments on Cost-Effective O&M for Commercial Systems

Cost-Effective O&M for Commercial Systems O&M is one area that presents some opportunities. Many of the cost-effective O&M considerations that impact cost and revenue—such as performance optimization, system up time and operational efficiency—relate directly to inverter and monitoring system selection. The performance ratio for a commercial PV system compares the actual energy production to its…

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Save Solar Power Systems!

Save Solar Power Systems! Did your solar company go away with rebates? Do you have questions about your solar production? Does your solar system need saving? Do you want to save solar power? Save our solar! The Situation Tens of thousands of California homeowners enjoy the pleasure of going solar. Unfortunately, many have had the unfortunate…

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3 Useful Solar Tips from a Company Insider

Useful Solar tips from a company insider Buying a solar electricity system can be a very exciting experience. But don’t get too carried away by advertising. Be sure to focus on the important aspects of your purchase as it’s a substantial investment and one you’ll be living with for a long time. Which is why…

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Understanding Renewable Energy (for Kids)

Yosemite Style: Understanding Renewable Energy Back in 2000, I was a field biologist inventorying the birds of Yosemite National Park. I lived in a trailer without hot water and had a big dirty dishes problem.  To solve my problem, I made a trip to the local hardware store and bought some black plastic pipe, hose…

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HelioPower Announces Formation of Storage Solutions Practice

HelioPower announces formation of Storage Solutions Practice HelioPower is pleased to announce the formal launching of its energy storage practice, providing complete energy solutions for home and business. MURRIETA, Calif.—March 2, 2016—HelioPower, Inc. is pleased to announce the formal launch of its innovative energy storage solution practices to provide complete, sustainable energy solutions for residential…

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