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HelioPower Sense Energy Monitor

Sense Energy Monitor We’ve talked about the benefits of various energy saving solutions. However, there is one important fact you need to remember—becoming energy efficient is more than just automating your home with upgrades. Real energy management requires an energy monitoring system. By knowing how much energy your home is using and when it’s using…

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How Solar Protection Plans Work

HelioPower’s Solar Protection Plan A solar protection plan is designed to help homeowners manage the cost of unexpected solar repairs. A strong solar operations and maintenance plan provides many benefits for both residences and commercial enterprises. Do I need a protection plan if my system is still under warranty? Protection plans are not the same…

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What is the Duck Curve?

The Duck Curve Explained If you’ve heard of the Duck Curve, then you may be aware of the impact that Solar PV is having on California’s electrical grid.  However, if you’re not familiar with the term, you will be soon. Solar PV is a tremendous alternative and sustainable resource for electricity and already produces gigawatts…

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California Regulators Approve Solar Roof Mandate

Everything you need to know about the Solar Roof Mandate Recently, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a solar roof mandate that requires almost all new residences and major home renovations to include home solar. With the move, California has become the first state in the nation to mandate solar energy installations. The solar roof…

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First Lutheran Church Solar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

First Lutheran Church Solar Launch Ceremony HelioPower was recently invited to attend First Lutheran Church’s (FLC) Ribbon Cutting Event as special guests for their solar launch ceremony. First Lutheran Church unveiled their new 70.38 kW DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system located in the city of Vista in Southern California.  The solar system was financed through an…

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HelioPower Installs a 70kWDC Solar Power System for First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church Solar Installation HelioPower is pleased to announce the successful installation of a commercial photovoltaic system at the First Lutheran Church of Vista (FLC) in San Diego County. The First Lutheran Church solar installation is a 70kWDC system and designed to greatly reduce FLC’s levelized cost of energy. “Being a longtime advocate of…

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Do you have a solar ready home?

Is your home solar ready? So, you’ve made the decision to go solar. Great! You’re on your way to lowering your  utility bills and improving the environment. Many homeowners are considering putting panels on their home since the cost of solar has decreased and solar technology has become more efficient. But, before you can start…

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How to Leverage Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants Moving and processing water in the state of California is energy intensive. Some estimates place energy consumption associated with moving and processing water near 30% of all electrical energy consumption within the state.   The cost of this energy, especially at wastewater treatment plants, is a large part of total…

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HelioPower Names Brad Schmehl as new President

HelioPower Names New President HelioPower, a leader and provider of integrated energy solutions since 2001, announced today that Brad Schmehl, has been appointed President. Brad previously served as Vice President of Integrated Energy Solutions at HelioPower. “I could not be more pleased to appoint Brad as HelioPower’s  President at this important time. He has built…

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How will the summer affect your solar panel efficiency?

Summer Solar Performance It’s never too early to celebrate the fact that summer is on the way. Whether it’s an island vacation or the long break from school, or whether the summer could be good for your health. Everyone has something to look forward to, especially for solar system owners. As we kick back to enjoy…

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HelioKids: Basics of Electricity and Matter

Understanding Basic Electricity In this month’s class, the kids learned basic electricity (basics of matter and electricity). They also, experimented connecting series and parallel circuits to understand the effects of each configuration. With this fundamental knowledge of electrical systems as a foundation, the HelioKids learned to perform calculations of voltage and current, seeing how lights…

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