Anyone considering solar power probably has a green outlook. But what if the hue is more Dollar Bill Green than Environmentalist Green? For them, we offer this trip to the bottom line. Installers say that several major panel factories worldwide ramped up production just before the economy crashed, leaving a glut on the market. 1BOG…

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For anyone watching a smug neighbor gloat over low electric bills, or who’s watched one too many showings of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” here’s a guide for how to decide if the sun has finally risen on your solar panel ambitions.   December 20, 2009 ENERGY: So you want to install rooftop solar? A…

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One Block Off the Grid, the San Francisco firm that offers discount pricing on solar installations, will extend its current campaign in the Coachella Valley an extra month, company officials said Wednesday. November 27, 2009 Deadline for solar discounts extended Attachment Desert Sun 11.27.09.pdf

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Helio Energy Solutions is bringing SunRun’s solar financing and service to its California residential customers. Under the agreement, SunRun will purchase home solar systems designed and installed by Helio Energy Solutions for its customers, who will pay only a one-time installation fee, and then a fixed rate for the solar electricity produced by their system.…

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One Block Off the Grid participants are different, said Scott Gordon, whose company Helio Energy Solutions worked with the company on the San Diego project. November 23, 2009 Internet Intercedes to Make Solar Cheaper Attachments   Wired Magazine 11.23.09

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Glenna Wiseman, VP of marketing for Helio Energy Solutions (The HelioGroup) and a chair of the US Green Building Council’s Inland Empire Chapter, stresses the importance of education and marketing in developing the green product market. “You’ll see more and more companies opting for true education programs, because the environmental consumer (business or homeowner) will…

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By Glenna Wiseman, Vice President, Marketing, Helio Energy Solutions.  Since 1949 “Bob” has stood for all that is the great American hamburger experience. From car hops and classic cars on Friday nights to movie stars and milkshakes, the Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank has carved out unmistakable real estate in the American landscape.   November 18, 2009…

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One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation’s largest solar buying collective, today announced launch of its second solar community buying campaign to help San Diego County homeowners and small business owners purchase solar energy at group discount rates of $5.29 per watt from now through February 12, 2010.   November 10, 2009 READY TO…

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Offering Coachella Valley residents the lowest price per watt for solar electricity, One Block Off the Grid (1BOG; San Francisco, California) selected Helio Energy Solutions (Murietta, California) to lead its solar group discount program in the desert. October 18, 2009 1BOG chooses Helio Energy Solutions for solar projects in Coachella Valley Attachments   The Solarserver…

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One Block Off the Grid kicks off its campaign this week to encourage Coachella Valley residents to go solar. It has announced that Helio Energy Solutions of Murrieta will be the installer for the buying group of desert homeowners it hopes to create. October 15, 2009 Firm helps ease solar savings Attachments   The Desert…

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“It’s the holy grail,” said Scott Gordon, vice president of residential sales for Helio Energy Solutions of Murietta, a company that also has customers in the desert. “I’ve lost track of how many times a customer said to me, ‘When they start buying the power back, I’ll go.’” October 13, 2009 Laws offer incentive for…

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