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California Regulators Approve Solar Roof Mandate

Everything you need to know about the Solar Roof Mandate Recently, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a solar roof mandate that requires almost all new residences and major home renovations to include home solar. With the move, California has become the first state in the nation to mandate solar energy installations. The solar roof…

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First Lutheran Church Solar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

First Lutheran Church Solar Launch Ceremony HelioPower was recently invited to attend First Lutheran Church’s (FLC) Ribbon Cutting Event as special guests for their solar launch ceremony. First Lutheran Church unveiled their new 70.38 kW DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system located in the city of Vista in Southern California.  The solar system was financed through an…

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HelioPower Names Brad Schmehl as new President

HelioPower Names New President HelioPower, a leader and provider of integrated energy solutions since 2001, announced today that Brad Schmehl, has been appointed President. Brad previously served as Vice President of Integrated Energy Solutions at HelioPower. “I could not be more pleased to appoint Brad as HelioPower’s  President at this important time. He has built…

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Trump’s Solar Tariff

President Trump’s solar tariff on modules will have a limited impact on commercial solar In January 2018, President Trump enacted a 30% import tax on solar panels imported to the United States. Many in the solar industry estimate its impact on commercial project prices and installation figures, with the consensus suggesting an approximate net price…

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Sell Your Solar Project

The new tax code creates strong incentives to sell operating solar projects The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has created a new opportunity to sell your solar project for cash.  Helio Micro Utility is acquiring operational solar projects and portfolios.   You receive all benefits of solar energy without the ownership headaches.  And, you…

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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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HelioPower Completes 343 kWDC Solar Power System for Ladera Sports Center

Solar Power System for Ladera Sports Center ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.—APRIL, 20, 2017—HelioPower is pleased to announce the successful completion of two commercial photovoltaic systems at the state-of-the-art Southern California sports center in Ladera Ranch. The 63,000 square-foot gym now sports a 343kW (kilowatt) system optimized with SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution, coupled with the PredictEnergyTM…

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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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Solar Financing Guide

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… Click to see the full Solar Financing Guide Making the decision to go solar is relatively easy.  It usually it…

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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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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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Georgia Solar PPA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Georgia Solar PPAs are now viable, thanks to the recently passed Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act (House Bill 57).  Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are the most common vehicle for financing commercial solar installations. Solar PPA legalization in Georgia will make it much easier for solar project developers and EPCs to generate new business. GEORGIA SOLAR PPA…

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HelioPower, Inc. Job Fair & Hiring Event

  Thursday July 24th, 2014 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 25747 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562 For More Information Please Visit Our Careers Page Photovoltaic Installer Description: Responsibilities: Qualifications: HelioPower Inc. is currently looking for PV Installers for Southern California and Northern California Operations. The PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic system installation…

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