Who is it Really Smart For? Source:  EcoOutfitters.net Reporter:  Dawn Allcot First in a series of four posts on Smart Meters and Solar featuring Scott Gordon, Vice President of  Residential Sales for Helio Energy Solutions. If you’ve heard a lot about “smart meters” lately, here’s the deal… A smart meter is a digital device that…

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Thursday, December 8th 2011 2:01 PM There are a lot of ways for electricity bills to run high in a place like southern California. With high temperatures year-round and blistering summers, almost every home features at least some kind of air conditioning. Many homes also have pools that must be filtered. This only adds on…

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For every new residential solar installation contract through Jan. 31, Helio Energy Solutions will donate to Power to the People, a nonprofit bringing solar lighting to Nicaragua. A Murrieta-based solar power company is teaming up with a nonprofit to bring solar power to those without lights in Nicaragua. There are a number of moving parts,…

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Housing Authority of San Bernardino Marks Completion of Solar Power Installation Built by Helio Energy Solutions to Benefit Low-Income Families with Free Solar Energy Southern California Edison (SCE) awarded its first and largest Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 Grant of $1,840,000 to The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) yesterday…

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Source: Run On Sun, September 9, 2011 From “State of Solar California” post by Jim Jenal:  In the first two installments in this series (Part 1 and Part 2) we looked at the most recent data from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) covering the first half of 2011 in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service area.…

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Join Helio Energy Solutions’s Scott Gordon this Saturday, October 22 in a live webcast at 1pm.  Learn about smart meters and solar, and how to “just add solar” to ensure your family’s privacy and contain the rising cost of electricity. Smart meters are being installed on millions of homes in California.  By installing solar you…

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Helio Energy Solutions’s Scott Gordon will address the new proposed surcharges to solar users announced this week by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) at solar meetings in Laguna Niguel this Saturday. NC Times announced today that “Homeowners with solar power may have to dig a little deeper to pay off their green investment if…

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Smart meters are here…whether we want them or not. The installation of millions of smart meters by utilities worldwide, including San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric here in California, have also brought concerns, questions, fears and curiosity. There are concerns about “Big Brother” watching, paying more for our…

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Smart Meters can either work for you—or against you. Tens of millions of smart meters are being installed globally. In California alone 13 million homeowners will have a smart meter by the end of 2012. It will monitor your energy use, tying you into a smart grid world. If you have a monthly electric bill…

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SunRun Uncovers California’s Highest Electric Bills – Over $2400 of Financial Pain An Oroville family growing food for veterans’ shelters will receive free solar power for 20 years from SunRun after presenting the largest electric bill in California. The family submitted a June electric bill for over $2400 to SunRun’s Battle of the Bill’s contest.…

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The clean energy improvements at Las Serenas are a microcosm of the good that can happen when local, state and federal groups work together, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said today at Las Serenas, a San Diego based affordable housing development by Community HousingWorks (CHW) that went solar this summer. Boxer’s San Diego stop continued a…

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Helio Energy Solutions Launches “Solar Overload” Video to See How Many Appliances it Takes to Spin a Residential Power Meter Forward with a Typically Sized Solar Power System As summer blazes on and residential electric bills increase, Helio Energy Solutions, an integrated energy solutions company with over 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and…

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Have questions about the new meter installed on your home?  Do you wonder how it works?  Will it record energy use differently than the “old” version?   Will the new smart meter change your energy bill? Helio Energy Solutions’s Scott Gordon answers all your questions in this new video, “How to Read Your New Smart Meter.”…

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