How many appliances does it take to use the power from a 4 kw solar system? By ERIC WOLFF [email protected] | Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:12 pm Solar power saves people money by making the meter “spin backward” during the day, when it’s generating more power than most people are using, or at least, more than…

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Helio Energy Solutions Launches “Solar Overload” Video to See How Many Appliances it Takes to Spin a Residential Power Meter Forward with a Typically Sized Solar Power System As summer blazes on and residential electric bills increase, Helio Energy Solutions, an integrated energy solutions company with over 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and…

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Solar Overload “Solar Overload” is a first-of-its-kind video demonstrating how many appliances it takes to overload a typical residential solar installation. “Solar Overload, How Many Appliances Does It Take to Spin the Meter Forward?” features a 4 kilowatt (kW) residential solar power system in Laguna Niguel, CA. The system was installed in 2006 on the…

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Have questions about the new meter installed on your home?  Do you wonder how it works?  Will it record energy use differently than the “old” version?   Will the new smart meter change your energy bill? Helio Energy Solutions’s Scott Gordon answers all your questions in this new video, “How to Read Your New Smart Meter.”…

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Have questions about the new meter installed on your home?  Do you wonder how it works?  Will it record energy use differently than the “old” version?   Will the new smart meter change your energy bill? These questions and more will be answered in a free seminar series that kicks off this week in California.  Called…

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Despite the chill, rainy winds of an economic recession and slow recovery, Murrieta-based solar installer Helio Energy Solutions basked in sunny success over the last four years, company officials said. The privately owned company separated itself from its competition by creating solar panel “kits” to streamline its installation process, and by diversifying beyond just installing…

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The city of Murrieta has added 38 more rebates to its popular Murrieta Solar Rebate Program.  The city committed to 72, $1,000 rebates for approved residential solar installations (purchased systems, not PPAs or leases) in April 2010.   It originally settled on 72 rebates by taking the average annual solar installation in Murrieta over a 3-year…

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While most homeowners are familiar with the installation of smart meters on their homes, many are seeking more information about the smart meters’ impact on their electric bills and their ability to lower or control their electricity costs with solar in this new “smart grid” enabled world. “10 Things about Smart Meters & Solar” by Helio Energy Solutions provides information to homeowners about smart meters and how they work with solar.

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By JOHN F. HILL The Press-Enterprise In an effort to boost building activity, Murrieta next week will waive permit fees for homeowners who use local contractors or suppliers for home improvement projects. New decks, pools, heating and air conditioning systems and solar installations are among projects eligible for the deal. Permits must be taken out…

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By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor San Diego–Community HousingWorks (CHW) and Helio Energy Solutions have completed a Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) project at Las Serenas, an affordable housing property in San Diego. Going forward, the 108-unit complex will receive solar energy from the new system, which CHW and Helio Energy Solutions estimate will offset nearly…

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Senior level executives within the electric, gas and water industries, local government representatives, manufacturers and vendors, environmental groups, and policymakers and stakeholders will all gather tomorrow at the Frontier Project for the first ever Inland Empire Smart Grid Summit. The Frontier Project Foundation, together with Itron, will host the event on Thursday, June 30th, 2011,…

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by Susan DeFreitas, June 24th, 2011 In good news for both the cost of living and solar power in San Diego, Community HousingWorks (CHW), a local affordable housingdeveloper, and Helio Energy Solutions have announced the  completion of the first Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in California: a solar installation at Las Serenas, a 108-unit affordable housing community. This installation is expected to offset an average 20%…

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