Heliokids: Introduction to Kinetic Energy

An Introduction to Kinetic Energy  It’s that time again! The HelioKids GATE workshop is back in session! If you’re not familiar with our HelioKids program, it is a sponsorship by HelioPower to teach kids the basics of energy, solar power, and electricity from industry experts. For an entire class period, one of our HelioPower representatives…

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Trump’s Solar Tariff

President Trump’s solar tariff on modules will have a limited impact on commercial solar In January 2018, President Trump enacted a 30% import tax on solar panels imported to the United States. Many in the solar industry estimate its impact on commercial project prices and installation figures, with the consensus suggesting an approximate net price…

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HelioPower and Kohler form Strategic Alliance for backup generators

HelioPower is now a Kohler Dealer HelioPower, Inc. is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with Kohler Power Systems to provide backup generators for HelioPower clients. Through this affiliation, HelioPower will be expanding their whole-house energy approach to include offering installation and support for Kohler Generators.   HelioPower is proud to be a part of Kohler’s prestigious dealer network. As part of its…

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How Will The New Solar Tariff Impact Residential Solar?

Solar Tariff decision has been approved Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced the approval of the U.S International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recommendation to impose a 30% solar tariff on imported solar panels. The tariff’s goal was to boost U.S manufacturing and level the playing field with Asian manufacturers. The ITC determined that imported solar…

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Sell Your Solar Project

The new tax code creates strong incentives to sell operating solar projects The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has created a new opportunity to sell your solar project for cash.  Helio Micro Utility is acquiring operational solar projects and portfolios.   You receive all benefits of solar energy without the ownership headaches.  And, you…

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Solar Tax Cut

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 amounts to a generous solar tax cut, and dramatically improves the market and economics for commercial-scale project developers, EPCs, customers, and many financiers. Indeed, the tax incentives are so compelling that I’ll just refer to it here as the Solar Tax Cut.  But change can hurt,…

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TOP 5 Causes of Home Electrical Fires

Home Electrical Fires Home electrical fires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States. In 2014, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that there were nearly 24,000 residential electrical fires. Someone died in 11% of those fires. Sadly, many of these tragedies could have been avoided with some forethought to minimize…

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How well do solar panels work in the winter?

Winter Solar Performance Winter is coming… and yes, I mean it figuratively and literally because winter is right around the corner. So, while you’re busy buying winter clothes and stocking up on rock salt to clear outdoors areas, the cold (and sometimes even snowy) winter weather can be discouraging. Especially if you’re considering solar energy…

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Increase Solar Generation with SolarEdge

Have an Old Solar Inverter? Increase Solar Generation by upgrading to SolarEdge! Many early adopters installed solar panels back when the technology was in its infancy. Back then, the only option was to use what’s called a ‘string inverter’ and, at the time, they were the best thing going. Now, we have a great way…

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Approach to Water District Energy Demand Management

Water District Energy Demand Management In a contract awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), UC Davis’ Center for Water and Energy Efficiency will be running a project with Helio Energy solutions at the Moulton Niguel Water District to better understand how water utilities can become a key tool in helping California manage its roller…

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How do you reduce wastewater energy consumption?

Wastewater Energy Consumption in a Nutshell Water and energy resources are mutually linked. Satisfying water consumption requires energy and, often, in large quantities. For example, energy is needed for wastewater pumping, wastewater treatment, water distribution, water treatment, and discharge of wastewater. This is called water or wastewater energy consumption. For many municipal governments, drinking water and wastewater…

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Dr. Bronner’s Solar Launch Party

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dr. Bronner’s Solar Launch Party Last Friday, HelioPower was invited to attend Dr. Bronner’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as special guests for their solar launch party. Dr. Bronner’s unveiled their new solar photovoltaic (PV) array, which is a 346 kW DC solar carport system located at their primary manufacturing and distribution facility…

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HelioPower Appoints Jonah Liebes as New President

Jonah Liebes is appointed as the new President of HelioPower HelioPower, a leading provider of integrated energy solutions, announced today that Jonah Liebes has been promoted to President. Jonah previously served as Senior Vice President of Professional Services and Chief of Operations at HelioPower. “We are thrilled that Jonah is HelioPower’s new President,” stated Mo Rousso, HelioPower’s…

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