The Desert Sun reports today, “Congressional subcommittee looks at solar development.” Excerpt: Witnesses in today’s Congressional subcommittee hearing today said it would take multi-agency cooperation to balance expanding renewable energy with environmental and land disturbance concerns. Today’s nearly three hour hearing, by the Energy and Minerals Resources subcommittee, started around 9:30 a.m. at the University…

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Wall Street Journal reporting April 24, 2009…Defying a global trend of weak solar demand, owners of homes and businesses in California installed a record 78 megawatts of solar panels in the first quarter of 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission said Friday. While solar-panel prices have fallen 25% or more, on average, due to a…

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AB 811 gives cities and counties authority to create benefit assessment districts in which property owners can decide to “finance” energy upgrades. The intent of the Legislature is that AB 811 should be used to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to residential, commercial,…

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From USA Today, April 6, 2009: “More states want solar power to be option on new homes” A growing number of states are moving to require home builders to offer solar electricity and hot- New home solar power system in California installed by Helio Energy Solutions water systems in new homes, right alongside more traditional…

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Helio Energy Solutions is pleased participating in EcoBuild San Diego 2009 as a Light Green Sponsor at this second annual event.   From the foundation, to the finishing touches this expo features everything you need to know about sustainable building! EcoBuild San Diego offers education and outreach for fire survivors and homeowners looking to rebuild…

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  GVI’s Craig Keyes and Deniene Husted Present Recognition Award to Porsche On Thursday, March 19, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of a new solar panel system at the Porsche Logistics Center in Ontario, CA. The solar power system was designed and installed by Helio Energy Solutions at…

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Media Advisory: Porsche to Receive First-Ever Certificate of Recognition for New Solar Panel Installation at its Ontario, CA Facility on Thursday, March 19   Award to be Given to Porsche by Green Valley Initiative at Dedication Ceremony Porsche will dedicate and reveal its extensive new solar panel system at a ceremony being held this Thursday,…

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Breaking news on rising rnergy costs in California… From Associated Press: “Calif. regulators approve SoCal Edison rate hikes” ROSEMEAD, Calif.—California regulators have approved a Southern California Edison Co. rate hike that adds $2 to $4 a month to the average residential bill. Rosemead-based Edison says rate hikes are necessary to upgrade transmission lines and buy…

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