Not your average Solar Installer: Our Whole House Energy Approach Explained

Energy Efficient Solutions We all like to save money on our monthly living expenses. Energy efficiency is a great way to reduce those costs, and to also lower your energy consumption and reduce your carbon footprint. However, it’s imperative that you take steps to realize more sustainable energy efficient solutions for your home. Assess Your…

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HelioPower Appoints Brad Schmehl as Vice President of Integrated Energy Solutions

Integrated Energy Solution Leader MURRIETA, CA—JULY 26, 2017—HelioPower, Inc. a leader and provider of integrated energy solution, today announced the appointment of Brad Schmehl to the role of Vice President of Integrated Energy Solutions. Brad recently served as Regional Energy Solutions Group Manager, spearheading HelioPower’s home energy solutions practice by providing whole house energy solutions…

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How does a Battery Backup System work?

Battery Backup System Explained Energy storage has been a novelty for people trying to live off the grid. While the market continues to grow, new technological developments in energy storage offer one of the best ways to secure your electricity supply. But how does a battery based, energy storage system actually work? When there is electricity…

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Developing and selling solar projects?

Developing and selling solar projects? Don’t leave money on the table! Developing and selling solar projects? Getting top-dollar for your commercial solar projects requires a deep understanding of project economics, stakeholder preferences, and the solar project market. In any solar project seeking funding, there are only so many dollars that must be shared among all…

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What happens when the grid goes down?

Battery Backup vs Generator Backup It makes economical and environmental sense to tie your solar power system to the electrical grid. But trying to figure out if battery or a generator based energy backup system will work best with your solar installation can be confusing. Fossil fuel generators and battery backup systems supply electricity when grid…

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215.7kW Solar Power System for SkyRose Ranch

Solar Power System for SkyRose Ranch SAN MIGUEL, Calif.—June 29, 2017—HelioPower announces the successful completion of a 215.7 kiloWatt (kW) DC commercial photovoltaic system at the Southern California facility of SkyRose Ranch.  The 215.7kW system is augmented with PredictEnergyTM commercial energy management software. The cloud-based software provides real-time energy data with cost analysis capabilities to…

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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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