by Glenna Wiseman Vice President, Marketing, HelioPower 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 of an…

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See for yourself how solar is working for America. Following the sun across the nation, the SEIA film crew take a first-hand look at how solar is working for America and meet today’s solar generation: the project developers, manufacturers, installers and of course, the clients – the people who are using solar power in its…

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HelioPower’s Ty Jagerson joins the panel for The EcoGreen Group’s Sustainability Forum “Bridging the Energy Gap,” tonight at the Cisco Building in San Jose, CA.  The program starts at 5:30 pm and features California energy leaders and new technology entrepreneurs. Moderated by Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, the panel includes Mike Arenson, President, Arenson Solar;…

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By Derek Girling HelioPower Solar Energy Consultant Like most of my colleagues at HelioPower, I joined the solar industry because of my concern for our environment.  As a recreational outdoorsman, I appreciate the need to escape the city and spend time in our undeveloped wilderness areas as often as possible. The more I understood the…

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HOAs and Solar Panels – The Solar Rights Act of 1978 in Practice By Scott Gordon President HelioPower, Inc There are a lot of folks in California whose homes (and all improvements done to them) fall under the jurisdiction of a Home Owner’s Association (HOA). If you live in a HOA and solar is of…

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Bi-partisan sun endorses both green parties in upcoming special election to reduce CO2 emissions and lower the cost of electricity! By Derek Girling HelioPower Solar Energy Consultant Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent or Tea Partier, our sun graciously shines on you almost each and every day. However in this year’s election, the sun…

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Friday, May 28, 2010. An editorial reprinted from Green Builder Media by Sara Gutterman, CEO & Publisher. To many people, Memorial Day means a hot barbeque, a much welcome three-day weekend, and the beginning of summer vacation. It’s easy to forget the significance of the holiday, which, originally called Decoration Day, is a commemoration of…

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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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Among amendments added to the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009, H.R. 2454, yesterday is important legislation for the solar power industry.  Yesterday’s votes at the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of global warming and energy legislation included an amendment passed which ”gives states the ability to adopt ‘feed-in tariffs’ for…

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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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Source: WASHINGTON (Reuters) Feb. 12 For Full Story: U.S. economic stimulus to boost renewable energy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After weeks of debate, Democratic leaders in House of Representatives and the Senate have reached an agreement on an economic stimulus package that would pump billions of dollars into “smart grid” projects and renewable energy. The $789…

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