Energy Consulting

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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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 Solar Originators Rely On Us To Install What They Sell

Solar Originators Rely on HelioPower To Install What They Sell Solar Originators rely on HelioPower, due to their reputation for high quality installations and customer service. Back in 2001, HelioPower began building its reputation for high quality installation and customer service. As we grew, HelioPower became a ‘Horizontally Integrated’ energy company with services beyond engineering…

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Shared Solar Problems…Solved!

Shared Solar Problems – Solutions Are Coming In July Aaron Clay of SunSwarm and I presented on shared solar problems and paths forward as part of the American Solar Energy Society conference*.  Whether you call it community solar, shared solar or if you are pursuing Community Choice Aggregation, there are incremental challenges awaiting project developers at…

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How To Use PredictEnergy To Help Your Business Lower Demand Charges

Demand Charges and Complicated Pricing Structures are Costing Your Business Money – PredictEnergy™ to the rescue! The two principal components of your energy bill are probably your energy usage and your demand charges. Demand charges can comprise 50% or more of the charges on your bill. Depending on your usage patterns, you may actually be…

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Top 3 Reasons Why Solar Feasibility Study Saves Time and Creates Value

Solar Feasibility Study Saves Time and Creates Value Every day I speak with hard working commercial solar installers and developers who think they need project financing.  They’ve invested weeks of effort prospecting, qualifying, designing, engineering, presenting, proposing, negotiating… and they “just need financing” to seal the deal.  Problem is, they’ve often negotiated a deal that…

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Case Study: Solar Project Acquisition

Solar Project Acquisition for Developers and Investors Helio Micro Utility has 6MW of large C&I projects ready for NTP sale to qualified investors, and more in the pipeline.  Our solar project acquisition services benefit developers, EPCs and investors.   HELIO MU’S SUCCESSFUL SOLAR PROJECT ACQUISITION TRACK RECORD With plenty of similar projects developed and sold to investors…

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Solar Financing Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Going Solar is easy, paying for it is hard. So, Helio mU has crafted a Solar Financing Guide to narrow your options. Please click here to see the complete guide. The Decision to Go Solar is Easy… Making the decision to go solar is relatively easy.  It usually it starts with good green intentions and the expectation…

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Energy Cost – eCOGS by Energy Analytics

Energy Cost – eCOGS: an Important Measure Made Possible by Energy Analytics Mo Rousso (Founder and COO, HelioPower) has written this article about Electricity Cost of Goods or eCOGS as being an important measure made possible by energy analytics. Energy analytics, such as HelioPower’s PredictEnergy software, and associated practices provide the methods to look at your…

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HelioPower Energy Solutions Appoints Thomas R Bietsch Sr. as Chief Technology Officer

PredictEnergy™ software platform uses advanced analytics to integrate energy and power, and plant production parameters with utility tariff cost analysis. Murrieta, CA, January 25, 2016:  HelioPower Energy Solutions, the leader in cloud based energy analytics, today announced the appointment of Thomas (TR) Bietsch Sr. to the role of Chief Technology Officer.  TR most recently served…

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Bonus Depreciation on Solar Projects – Explained

Bonus Depreciation is good news for solar stakeholders.  This article details how the return of 50% Bonus Depreciation will impact project economics. MACRS Depreciation on a $1 Million Solar Project Assume you have a solar project valued at $1 million.  The taxable basis is reduced by half of the 30% Investment Tax Credit, so it is…

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Solary Policy: Net Energy Metering Trends map

Solar Policy Review

2015 brought welcome solar policy news for solar developers, installers, financiers and electricity consumers – here’s what you need to know: US Solar Policy: ITC Extended Last December Republicans and Democrats negotiated an energy horse-trade which resulted in an extension of the 30% Investment Tax Credit. Republicans wanted an end to the 4-decade old ban on most US oil…

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California Community Choice Aggregation takes off

California Community Choice Aggregation programs are generating attractive revenue streams and acquisition pricing for solar project developers. Community Choice Aggregation programs allow local governments and special districts to aggregate and offset electricity loads for local residents, businesses and municipalities via power purchased from independent solar power producers. These programs work in partnership with existing utilities…

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