Mark J. Ferron announced that he will be stepping down from his role as a Commissioner at the California CPUC for personal health reasons.   His thoughtful and candid final statement is worthy reading for those concerned with California’s energy future.   I’ve extracted below the two excerpts best related to this blog, Solar and Net Metering: Support…

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Energy costs in California are rising and volatile, but growers, food processors and other agribusinesses are increasingly combining solar with other energy services and smart policy management to create wealth and reduce dependence on traditional utility power. In his recent presentation at the national Agronomics Vision 2014 conference, Helio Energy Solutions’s Tom Millhoff profiled how California’s…

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Join Helio Energy Solutions’s Hollie Valtierra and other industry leaders Tuesday June 16th at 10:00 AM PST for the National Solar Permitting Database webinar hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Click Here To Register Delays in obtaining permit approvals are the #1 reason many solar installers fail to meet promised construction timelines.  Fortunately, Hollie…

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The Coachella Valley is a perfect place for solar power, with our abundant sunshine. Many residents already have their homes running on solar to help the environment. Many others may like the idea, but consider it too costly. As News Channel 3’s Jason Sloss reports, changes in the solar industry are making “going-green” more affordable. July…

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KESQ TV News Channel 3 in Palm Desert, CA covered Helio Energy Solutions install for the Davis residence. The Coachella Valley is a perfect place for solar power. With abundant sunshine, many residents already have their homes running on solar to help the environment. Many others may like the idea but consider it to costly.…

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Patch Maggie Avants, June 3, 2012 “I wanted to be one of the first to go through our HERO program at WRCOG,” said Stone, who flipped the switch to his new HERO solar system at a brief ceremony, held to spread awareness of the program. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is the latest to go…

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Helio Energy Solutions takes the lead in promoting WRCOG solar installations, including one on Jeff Stone’s home. MURRIETA, Calif., June 1, 2012 – Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is the latest to go solar under the nation’s largest renewable energy campaign taking place right here in western Riverside County. Helio Energy Solutions, the region’s largest solar…

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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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Findings based on price per watt and installation time among top companies in the state MURRIETA, CA March 22, 2012 – Helio Energy Solutions delivers the highest value in home solar in California, according to an independent consumer study of all major solar power installers in the state. Figures released this month by PV Solar Report, a daily digest for…

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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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PV System to Provide Clean, Renewable Solar Energy to One of Nation’s Leading Table Grape Growers, Fulfilling the Company’s Key Clean Energy Initiative SAN RAMON, MURRIETA and BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – FEB 9, 2012 – Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Helio Energy Solutions and Giumarra Vineyards Corporation today announced the successful completion of a 516 kilowatt (kW) dc commercial photovoltaic (PV) system…

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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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