If you’re a Southern California Edison customer and you’ve been wondering why you’re seeing higher bills, this article will be of great interest to you. Per the article published in Greentechmedia, the primary reason for SCE’s latest price increases has to do with the San Onofre Nuclear Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) being taken offline for…

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Net Metering: Reading your electric bill after going solar By: Matt McPherson I believe that the utility companies employ special cryptic coders to make reading your electric bill as difficult as possible. The idea being that you will just give up trying to understand your bill and pay it. This goes for all utility bills…

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The simple answer is no, it isn’t. In fact, solar energy (photovoltaics) is a time tested and well proven technology benefiting thousands of consumers (myself included) each day. Unfortunately, like all home improvements, scammers quick to make a buck have begun pushing solar on unsuspecting consumers who are looking to save money and benefit the…

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What holds homeowners back from using solar to reduce outrageous electrical bills?  Most property owners know solar is good for the environment, good for local U.S. economies and good for lowering their electric bills, which they also know from experience will keep climbing higher. Here are three things they also should know:  (1) The price…

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By Tyler Michael, Sales Manager/Southern California Helio Energy Solutions Solar Inc. Recently, I read an article in the local paper about the Western Riverside Council of Government’s (WRCOG) new Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program (HERO). As a long-time professional in the solar industry, I was delighted to see that many of the former obstacles that…

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Popular Helio Energy Solutions ‘Solar Overload’ Video Tracks Just How Many Appliances it Takes to Spin a Residential Power Meter Forward with a Typically Sized Solar Power System With another summer upon us and residential electric bills about to increase, we are revisiting our popular “Solar Overload” a first-of-its-kind video demonstrating how many appliances it…

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Helio Energy Solutions takes the lead in promoting HERO installations, including one on Jeff Stone’s home. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is the latest to go solar under the nation’s largest renewable energy campaign taking place right here in   Supervisor Jeff Stone (Right) with Helio Energy Solutions’s Brad Schmell at HERO financed solar install.…

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2.1 Gigawatts of Solar Potential Will Power Nearly 500,000 Homes Last week the California Public Utility Commission (PUC) unfettered 2.1 gigawatts of additional solar power potential, enough clean energy generation for nearly 500,000 homes. In their May 24 clarification ruling on the calculation formulas for net metering (NEM) the commissioners ruled for the solar industry,…

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New studies by Bloomberg and Harris Interactive point to solar’s cost competitiveness Source: Forbes Writer: Justin Gerdes Are the decision-makers entrusted with determining the future of energy infrastructure operating under an outdated understanding of the cost-competitiveness of solar power? In many cases, the answer is yes, according to a paper released last week by Bloomberg…

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Values of the California Home Solar Value Leader By Scott Gordon SVP, Sales, Helio Energy Solutions When an independent study affirmed Helio Energy Solutions as the low price leader in California among the top 100 or so solar installers (we’re consistently in the top ten by number of installations these days) we were ecstatic! When…

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National Survey Reveals 2 out of 3 Homeowners overestimate the cost of solar panels Sources: Solar Industry Magazine and MarketWatch Nearly all U.S. adults – 97% – overestimate the costs of installing solar systems on their homes, while nearly 8 out of 10 of those who do not Helio Energy Solutions, Sunrun home solar install…

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WRCOG HERO Energy Funding Program Takes Top Regional Honor; Helio Energy Solutions Projects Featured in Award Video Source:  Press Enterprise At the Southern California Association of Governments 2012 Regional Conference and General Assembly, the Western Riverside Council of Governments was presented with the President’s Award for Excellence for its HERO Financing Program. SCAG’s highest award…

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