Case Studies & Resources

Using Energy Analytics to reduce demand charges

In California, reduced hydro and nuclear energy supplies are driving up electricity rates.  Solar and other forms of distributed generation can help, but they cannot reliably reduce demand charges or the key driver: peak demand.  Energy storage technologies are promising but still expensive.  For most California businesses, Energy Analytics offers the most compelling means of reducing peak demand and energy expense. Properly…

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Diesel-Electric-Solar Conversion for California Irrigation

20 years ago groundwater was plentiful, diesel was $1/gallon, and nox simply meant “night” in Latin. Flash forward to 2013:  water tables are plummeting; diesel has inflated to $4/gal, and the California Air Resources Board is mandating continually lower NOx emissions.  No wonder growers are toggling between diesel and electric, or moving away from diesel…

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Load Case Study: Alerts Lower Peak Charges

A manufacturing company had determined that no additional opportunities to reduce its non-essential demand load requirements existed. The company contracted Helio Energy Solutions to analyze its operations, evaluate its load capacity, and develop a comprehensive energy profile. After recommending a range of reduction strategies (complete with real-time monitoring and alerts), Helio Energy Solutions helped the…

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PredictEnergy™ Product Overview

If the cost of energy is important to your business, energy analytics helps you prioritize where and how to improve. PredictEnergy is a fully customizable, virtual platform that offers real-time demand management analysis and energy analytics. Scalable and modular, it uses key performance metrics and benchmarking data to help facility managers intelligently allocate energy resources for…

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Solar Industry Secret #1

Most solar panel manufacturers have the same equipment Yes, it’s true. With a few notable exceptions (like SunPower and Sanyo) most silicon wafer-based solar panels are essentially identical. They are all roughly 15% efficient and made roughly the same way. What matters now is not the panel, but solar panel manufacturers. Is the solar panel manufacturer bankable? In other…

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