Residential Solar

HelioKids: An Introduction to Solar PV

Introduction to Solar PV True or False: Power and energy are the same thing. Albert Einstein received the Nobel prize for the theory of relativity. Watts times Volts equals Amps. If you answered TRUE to any of those questions, you need to watch this session of HelioKids. HelioPower Senior Vice President, Jonah Liebes, provides a…

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How does shade affect solar performance?

Shade and Solar Performance Shading reduces the insolation that reaches a solar PV (photovoltaic) or hot water array and can determine whether the financial investment in a solar installation succeeds or fails. Shade is caused by obstructions, such as chimneys, trees, or buildings on the horizon, between the sun and the solar array. Shade patterns…

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Save Solar Power Systems!

Save Solar Power Systems! Did your solar company go away with rebates? Do you have questions about your solar production? Does your solar system need saving? Do you want to save solar power? Save our solar! The Situation Tens of thousands of California homeowners enjoy the pleasure of going solar. Unfortunately, many have had the unfortunate…

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3 Useful Solar Tips from a Company Insider

Useful Solar tips from a company insider Buying a solar electricity system can be a very exciting experience. But don’t get too carried away by advertising. Be sure to focus on the important aspects of your purchase as it’s a substantial investment and one you’ll be living with for a long time. Which is why…

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Understanding Renewable Energy (for Kids)

Yosemite Style: Understanding Renewable Energy Back in 2000, I was a field biologist inventorying the birds of Yosemite National Park. I lived in a trailer without hot water and had a big dirty dishes problem.  To solve my problem, I made a trip to the local hardware store and bought some black plastic pipe, hose…

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HelioPower Announces Formation of Storage Solutions Practice

HelioPower announces formation of Storage Solutions Practice HelioPower is pleased to announce the formal launching of its energy storage practice, providing complete energy solutions for home and business. MURRIETA, Calif.—March 2, 2016—HelioPower, Inc. is pleased to announce the formal launch of its innovative energy storage solution practices to provide complete, sustainable energy solutions for residential…

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Energy Storage Technologies

Energy Storage Technologies: The next big thing today! HelioPower focuses on four core technologies: Solar Photovoltaics (PV), Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers, PredictEnergyTM analytics software, and energy storage technologies. HelioPower added energy storage technologies in order to provide energy autonomy and cost reduction for residential and commercial clients. The benefits include load management, asset management, energy security, and…

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The Insider’s Guide to Modernism Week

Modernism Week: An Insider’s Guide to Modern Innovation With its short distance from Los Angeles, last Thursday, Palm Springs kicked off their perennial cultural phenomenon that is Modernism Week! For those not familiar with Modernism Week, it is a signature February event held annually in the Palm Springs area. Every year, thousands of people attend…

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Understanding Energy (for Kids)

Understanding Energy For this installment of the HelioKids GATE Program, Jonah Liebes, Senior Vice President at HelioPower, presents: “Understanding Energy”. What is energy? What are the different forms of energy? How can we use energy? These were the questions we answered in this recent installment of the HelioKids GATE program. Jonah Liebes, Senior Vice President…

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sonnen and HelioPower Install First eco 10 Smart Energy Storage System

Smart Energy Storage System Installed for Homeowner sonnenBatterie eco smart energy storage system utilizes intelligent energy management software to store PV and manage household energy usage. It is easily extensible to meet any home’s needs. BONSALL, MURRIETA, and LOS ANGELES, Calif.—JULY 2016—sonnen and HelioPower announce the successful installation of a sonnenBatterie eco 10 System in…

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5 Reasons why you should go solar now!

San Diego Net Metering Solar energy is both exciting and confusing, but now’s the time take control of your destiny. Solar savvy consumers know that ‘Net Metering’ allows you to get credit for electricity your solar system adds to the grid. However, Net Metering rules are changing rapidly. Don’t get left without solar power to…

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GreenThink Radio Interview

GreenThink Radio Interview GreenThink is a radio show hosted by Tracy Thomas, who is considered a media thought leader in the renewable energy space.  She was kind enough to ask me to be on her show on November 29th at the College of the Desert radio station. The interview was prerecorded and she asked me…

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Money Per Kilowatt Hour

Money Per Kilowatt Hour When deciding to get solar for your home or business, it’s very important to understand the math.  The numbers don’t lie. A “watt” is a basic unit of energy. For example, a typical incandescent light bulb may draw 60W. 1000 watts = 1 kW. 1000 watts consumed in one hour = 1 kWh.…

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