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? These questions and more will be answered in a free seminar series that kicks off this week in California.  Called…

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The city of Murrieta has added 38 more rebates to its popular Murrieta Solar Rebate Program.  The city committed to 72, $1,000 rebates for approved residential solar installations (purchased systems, not PPAs or leases) in April 2010.   It originally settled on 72 rebates by taking the average annual solar installation in Murrieta over a 3-year…

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While most homeowners are familiar with the installation of smart meters on their homes, many are seeking more information about the smart meters’ impact on their electric bills and their ability to lower or control their electricity costs with solar in this new “smart grid” enabled world. “10 Things about Smart Meters & Solar” by Helio Energy Solutions provides information to homeowners about smart meters and how they work with solar.

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Senior level executives within the electric, gas and water industries, local government representatives, manufacturers and vendors, environmental groups, and policymakers and stakeholders will all gather tomorrow at the Frontier Project for the first ever Inland Empire Smart Grid Summit. The Frontier Project Foundation, together with Itron, will host the event on Thursday, June 30th, 2011,…

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Murrieta, a solar friendly California city, has added more incentives for resident homeowners.  This month the city passed the Home Solar in Murrieta installed by Helio Energy Solutions Improvement Incentive Project to “promote home improvement projects for its residents and encourage job creation and local shopping for home improvement supplies and materials.”  The project also…

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by Glenna Wiseman Vice President, Marketing, Helio Energy Solutions Children running in the grass.  Volunteers securing tents.  Dignitaries making their way to a donor’s reception. The many hands that have helped shape a sustainable community where once violence ran amuck all gathered last Thursday.  Those who have volunteered, supported and helped build this bright light…

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Kent Miller builds on solar and related energy industry experience with move to Helio Energy Solutions Helio Energy Solutions, an integrated energy solutions company with nearly 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today announced the appointment of Kent J. Miller to Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales.  Helio Energy Solutions…

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Helio Energy Solutions’s Derek Girling will address, “Realizing Your Solar Dreams” at the upcoming 2011 BodhiFest at the Malibu Jewish Center on Sunday, June 19.   BodhiFest brings together numerous traditions of Buddhism, with yoga, live music, films and more, under the United Dharma banner. Derek trained with the Hopland-based Solar Living Institute and has worked…

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Source:  Bill Opalka, Energy Biz.com California homes with solar systems sell at a price premium over similar properties, according to a new study. A new Berkeley Lab report, “An Analysis of the Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home Sales Prices in California,” provides some evidence that a significant benefit comes with selling a…

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Industry veteran, Mo Rousso, will discuss the 2011 opportunity window for water districts to go solar at upcoming May 18 event by Helio Energy Solutions An unprecedented alignment of financial benefits exists now for water districts to significantly cut energy costs through large scale solar energy development. Projects up to 1 megawatt (MW) can be…

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Content by Earth2Tech – By Ucilia Wang at Earth2Tech Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:35pm EDT Does a solar electric system add to the sales value of a home? Solar energy advocates like to say it does, but that’s often based on Helio Energy Solutions solar installation in Rancho Mirage, CA anecdotal evidence. The Berkeley Lawrence…

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Facing a record demand for solar rebates, growing safety concerns, and some apparent misinformation to LADWP customers by some solar PV installers, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) placed a temporary hold on accepting new applications for its Solar Incentive Program, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, for a…

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Thousands of “Free Flowers for Earth Day” book marks will be distributed by Helio Energy Solutions solar representatives at Earth Day community events in California this month. The popular wildflower seeded paper book marks are a contribution to this year’s Earth Day Network theme, A Billion Acts of Green®.  Earth day participants can plant their…

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