Case Studies & Resources

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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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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Advanced uses of energy for wastewater treatment facilities

Wastewater Treatment Facilities Energy Program On March 28-29 in 2012, HelioPower participated in the Energy Roadmap Summit workshops in Raleigh, N.C. The Water Environment Federation (WEF). The summit brought together nearly 40 water and energy professionals with experience in designing, implementing, and operating energy projects at wastewater treatment The summit’s goal was to promote wastewater energy reduction…

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Solar production ruined by solar eclipse

Sharp solar production loss from the solar eclipse Well, the solar eclipse didn’t exactly ruin solar production, but it certainly has been a hot topic in recent days. Last Friday, we answered the question: How will the solar eclipse affect solar power? Although the country did not anticipate any eclipse-related blackouts, more than 100 million…

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How will the solar eclipse affect your solar power system?

Solar Eclipse vs. Solar Power On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse is due to sweep across a large swath of the United States. For about 2 minutes, the moon will completely block the Sun across a 70-mile wide path from Oregon to South Carolina, turning day into an ominous, dark twilight. In the…

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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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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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Commercial Energy Storage Explained

What you need to know about Energy Storage in the Commercial environment The current jargon heard these days when discussing energy, energy savings and energy management is all about commercial energy storage.  But what is exactly is “energy storage”? Here’s what you need to know. Energy storage can be any technology that captures energy from…

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The Whole House Energy Approach

The Whole House Energy Approach HelioPower is an energy solutions company that’s been in business since 2001 providing residential & commercial customers throughout the state of California with comprehensive customized solutions to their energy needs. The whole house energy approach that HelioPower uses is what attracted me to join the team in 2010 as a Residential…

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Commercial Solar Lease Explained

Commercial Solar Lease Explained Commercial Solar Lease Explained provides a detailed explanation on alternative financing for smaller commercial solar projects sized 10kW to 1MW.   In September, Helio Micro Utility (Helio mU) launched our new Commercial Solar Lease, a much-needed financing tool for smaller, hard-to-finance commercial projects (from 10kW to 750kW or more).  Since then,…

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Solar Tax Lease

Commercial Solar Lease – affordable ITC-subsidized financing for smaller solar projects

Commercial Solar Lease uses the Investment Tax Credit to reduce financing costs Helio Micro Utility, the leading independent energy advisory serving solar developers, EPCs and electrical contractors, is unveiling a ITC-friendly commercial solar lease – a simple operating lease that uses tax benefits to reduce payments.  Finally – Commecial Solar Lease makes small solar affordable Our…

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How To Buy Power For Less Than Wholesale

How to Buy Power for Less Than Wholesale Find out how to buy power for less than the wholesale price in this article by Mo Rousso   If you examine your monthly electricity bill, you will find numerous line item charges.  Among those charges are Generation charges and Delivery charges.  See the bill below: Generation…

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