In my last article, I may have seemed unwaveringly against solar leasing and ppa’s, but nothing could be further from the truth. Like other financing tools solar leasing has its place in the home improvement industry along with ‘same as cash’ financing, HELOCs (home equity lines of credit), and collateralized seconds. My contention is that solar…

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What Solar Companies Don’t Tell You Solar leasing has become a popular option for consumers over the last several years with tens of thousands of homeowners responding to ‘$0 down solar’ and ‘free installation’ offers. What’s not to like? It’s free and it saves you money, but have you ever wondered what solar companies don’t…

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PACE Financing stands for Property Accessed Clean Energy. Basically funding energy efficient upgrades to homes and business with loans that are accessed on the county property taxes. In California there are many companies that have used Assembly Bill 811 (AB 811) and Senate Bill 555 (SB 555) to fund and finance energy efficient upgrades to…

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  Over the last several weeks, California’s investor owned utilities (IOUs) have pitched the CPUC (California Public Utility Commission) on a utility tier realignment plan. Essentially, Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) are proposing the following: The number of utility tiers will drop gradually from…

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Solar collectors come in many styles and can be employed in numerous applications. The purpose of this article is to differentiate between solar panels used to heat pools and those used to create electricity. While this subject may seem academic to some, I’m often asked if the PV (photovoltaic) system on my home is used…

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Solar Project Developers and EPCs take note: this is a great year to sell your solar projects, and Helio Micro Utility can maximize your solar developer project pricing.  Helio mU is the developer’s partner in marketing solar projects to the investor community, providing tailored development and placement services to ensure the most fitting project investors compete for your projects.  Our…

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Is My Solar System Working? So…you’ve made the decision and committed your money to going solar. Congratulations on making a great choice and taking control of how you get your electricity. Now comes the important part – “Is my solar system working?” A broken solar electric system is a new and definitely not improved way to waste…

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Helio Energy Solutions, Inc., an integrated energy solutions and solar provider based in Murrieta, CA was honored by Press Enterprise and the Top Workplace program as one of the Top 20 Workplaces in all categories and the Number One Top Workplace for Energy Companies for the Inland Empire (Riverside County and San Bernardino County) in Southern California.…

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Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2015   Helio Energy Solutions, Inc., an integrated energy solutions and solar provider based in Murrieta, CA was honored by Press Enterprise and the Top Workplace program as one of the Top 20 Workplaces in all categories and the Number One Top Workplace for Energy Companies for the Inland Empire (Riverside County…

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Solar PPA buyouts Many current Solar PPA customers (those buying the electricity) are trying to edetermine two things: When to evaluate a buyout of their Solar PPA. How to evaluate a buyout their of Solar PPA? “When” is relatively simple, as many Solar PPA’s have similar buyout years and provisions.   The “How” is more complicated,…

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How Nest Saves Me Money on AC costs by Matt McPherson, Helio Energy Solutions Why I considered Nest A couple months ago I purchased two Nest smart thermostats for my home. My goal was to be able to monitor the settings of my air conditioning when I was on the road. I also wanted to…

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  Thursday July 24th, 2014 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 25747 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562 For More Information Please Visit Our Careers Page Photovoltaic Installer Description: Responsibilities: Qualifications: Helio Energy Solutions Inc. is currently looking for PV Installers for Southern California and Northern California Operations. The PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic…

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Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 – Helio Energy Solutions, Inc., an integrated energy solutions provider based in Murrieta, CA today announced the appointment of Scott Gordon as President. Mr. Gordon has been with Helio Energy Solutions for more than 7 years, having served previously as Helio Energy Solutions’s Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Gordon…

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