Predicting Solar Power via Satellite and Software GreenTech Media Jeff St. John: May 15, 2012 Solar panels make fickle utility partners, with intermittent power output that sags and surges with every passing cloud, and all of it happening out of sight of utility grid monitoring systems. As utilities see more and more solar coming onto…

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Clean Energy Authority Chris Meehan Apr 10, 2012 As most of the northern hemisphere is swathed in a warm spring, it’s time that solar really starts to shine, and thus far it has. The U.S. recently announced plans to go green with renewable energy projects. And while some U.S. relations with China have been testy,…

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From Patch. Murrieta-based Helio Energy Solutions along with Canadian Solar Inc. announced last week the completion of a large-scale commercial photovoltaic system for Guimarra Vineyards Corporation in Bakersfield. The 516-kilowatt system will allow Guimarra Vineyards, one of the largest table grape growers in the U.S., to fulfill its clean energy initiative, according to a news release. The…

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Getsolar.com Staff Writers, January 30, 2012 The people of California have plenty of reason to want to invest in solar power. Aside from its plentiful sunlight, the state boasts some of the country’s most stunning natural landscapes. It also suffers from some of the worst air pollution in certain places, with the Rockies to the…

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Greentech Media By Andrew Krulewitz,  January 27, 2012 Snapshot: In 2010, the market value of all residential solar installed in the U.S. was just shy of $1.8 billion. Once tallied, the 2011 dollar amount will be substantially larger. According to data collected by GTM Research, there are well over 2,000 experienced residential installers fighting for a…

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Earth Techling by Angeli Duffin, December 15th, 2011 In a new take on sustainable gifting, Helio Energy Solutions, Power to the People and Canadian Solar announced their collaborative program, Help for the Holidays. Sponsored by Canadian Solar, the program offers California homeowners who install a home solar system free installation, $500 cash back and Helio Energy Solutions’s commitment to donate to Power the…

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A Murrieta-based solar power company is teaming up with a nonprofit to bring solar power to those without lights in Nicaragua. This week, Helio Energy Solutions and Power to the People launched “Help for the Holidays,” a joint campaign to help households in California and Nicaragua secure affordable solar energy. There are a number of moving parts, according to Glenna Wiseman,…

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, Helio Energy Solutions has teamed up with Canadian Solar and Power to the People to give the gift of solar. Their joint campaign, “Help for the Holidays,” is designed to assist households in California and Nicaragua to obtain affordable solar power. The campaign provides California homeowners the opportunity to…

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Power can prove to be expensive almost anywhere. Whether it comes from electric heating in Pennsylvania, all-day air conditioning in Arizona or just a family full of movie lovers in Nebraska, utility bills can easily pile up. But that gets a lot easier in states like California that suffer from dramatically higher electricity prices than…

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Helio Energy Solutions and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) have completed the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in California. At Maplewood Homes, HACSB dedicated the solar power system as part of its “70 & Solar” celebrations.   December 3, 2011 HACSB and Helio Energy Solutions Complete…

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Who Charges What? Here is a chart of the Cost per Watt for the largest installation companies in the SCE service area (you can click on the chart to see it full size): First, let us give credit where it is due.  The low end outlier is Helio Energy Solutions, Inc., at $6.56/Watt, and they…

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Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month Adventures in poor design. On the rooftop of a congresswoman’s office. The vast majority of solar installers are hard-working, honest, green-hearted individuals who want to spread the good word of solar power. We feature their fine work every week in Greentech Media’s solar coverage. But sometimes a customer wants…

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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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