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Residential Solar

1BOG, HelioPower offer Coachella Valley lowest price for solar

Offering area residents the lowest price per watt for solar energy in the Coachella Valley, 1BOG selected HelioPower to lead it’s solar group discount program in the desert.  The announcement was made yesterday by the desert’s leading newspaper, The Desert Sun, in its piece, “Solar energy marketer kicks off local campaign.” Homeowners looking to buy solar…

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Act fast to reserve SDG&E solar rebate before rate drops!

by Scott Gordon Vice President, Sales, Residential, HelioPower Few SDG&E customers realize what happened today with the solar rebate, but it just dropped below 2MW. This means there is less than 2MW (1.96 to be exact) at the current $1.55/watt. In less than one month, the rebate will drop to $1.10/watt! I can hardly believe…

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HelioPower client makes Lompoc News

HelioPower client, James Price, made local news in Lompoc this weekend.  His ground mount solar power system was on display in the city’s first ever, “Central Coast Solar Tour.”  The tour, part of the national effort to showcase solar power systems, featured four solar power systems in the Lompoc and Santa Maria area. Covering the…

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HelioPower at South Coast Solar Tour, 10/3

HelioPower will participate in the Central Coast Solar tour, which is a part of the non-profit American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour.  The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation. In 2008 almost 140,000 attendees visted over 5,000 buildings in 3,000 communities across the country. It is a…

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Bill Nye leads solar dedication at Bob’s Big Boy, Burbank

Beaming with the enthusiasm that endeared him to millions of fans, Bill Nye, “The Science Guy” today led Photo caption: Bill Nye, Bob’s owner, Philip MacDonald receiving commendation from Senator Liu’s office      the solar power dedication at the famous Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, CA.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary by going green, Bob’s…

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Bob’s Big Boy Solar Project Listed in DOE Recovery Act Funding Announcement Today

Source: Department of Energy, 9.22.09, Recovery Act Announcement This morning, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu hosted a group of clean energy developers and manufacturers at the White House to discuss how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) is creating jobs and helping expand the development of clean, renewable domestic…

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Public Invited to Bob’s Solar Event; Bill Nye MC

The public is invited to join the Bob Big Boy, Burbank “Sixty and Solar” Celebration this Thursday, September 24 at 11am, with a Sock Hop at 5pm.  The historic landmark and American eatery will host a dedication of its new solar power system at the morning event in honor of its 60th anniversary. Bill Nye,…

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KFWB’s Chef Jamie to Cover Bob’s Story

Up until a few years ago, Jamie Gwen of KFWB’s “Food and Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen” Show, lived in the San Fernando Valley. Her family went to Bob’s and her Mother says “I love Bobs!” Since they have other business obligations next Thursday when we celebrate Bob’s Sixty and Solar party, Chef Jamie decided…

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WSJ, “Good time for consumers to buy solar”

The solar industry has been struggling this year against weak demand, ample supply and sliding prices. Residential solar installation by HelioPower Which means that for anyone thinking about putting solar panels on their roof, there probably hasn’t been a better time. This is the opening paragraph of the Wall Street Journal article yesterday, “Let the…

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The Ugly Side of Solar, Part II

  If you read the first part of this series, you were exposed to the aesthetically ugly side of solar – literally solar that looks unattractive up on the roof and detracts from a home’s curb appeal. Such solar installations can have a negative impact on a community’s perception of solar technology. After all, who…

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“Plugging into the Sun,” National Geographic on solar

The September issue of National Geographic has a terrific set of articles on solar. “Plugging Into the Sun. Sunlight bathes us in far more energy than we could ever need—if we could just catch enough”  by George Johnson is an in-depth look at the capabilities of solar to light up the world, historic and scientific…

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Americans Support Solar Benefits, New Harris Poll

A recent Harris Poll shows only 1 in 10 Americans knows much about the source(s) of their electricity. While Congress debates the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, much education is needed to enhance public knowledge, understanding and interest in various sources of electrical power, their associated benefits and risks and the value…

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Ocean Beach offices county’s first net zero building

From The Daily Transcript, writer Monica Unhold, “Ocean Beach offices county’s first net zero building.” An Ocean Beach architecture firm’s new offices will be the first commercial building in San Diego County to qualify as net zero — meaning it generates as much energy as it consumes. Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells converted the 54-year-old Ocean…

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