“Imagine being able to shrink your utility bill, or knowing the optimal size and cost-effectiveness of solar panels for your home, or verifying that energy-efficiency retrofit investments have successfully paid for themselves over time.  Far too often these and similarly important—and potentially money-saving—opportunities are unavailable to us.  Why?  Because consumers haven’t had standard, routine, easy-to-understand…

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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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The Curious Case of the Chocolate Cake Close Scott Gordon Vice President, Sales Residential, HelioPower In the Ugly Side of Solar series I’ve covered shoddy solar power installations, ugly installations, and shaded installations.  Part four covers something more insidious and is perhaps the ugliest side of all. Part four is about the growing trend of…

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Guidelines for communicating the solar aspect of a green marketing program By Glenna Wiseman, Vice President, Marketing, HelioPower At HelioPower we help our clients tell their solar story.  We work with commercial, community and utility clients creating communication programs to herald their new solar power installation.   Our efforts help them weave the aspects of a…

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The Ugly Side of Solar, PT. 1 Have you ever driven by a solar installation that was so ugly you wondered what the owners of the house were thinking when they decided to install their system? Have you found stories on the internet about leaky roofs, fly-by-night solar companies or other tales of solar despair?…

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Today from the Contra Costa Times, reporter HEATHER HACKING The world is poised for the third industrial revolution, said economist Woodrow Clark, a keynote speaker at Butte College’s third annual Sustainability Conference, which continues today. Clark was among members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former…

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Scott Gordon, Sales Manager for HelioPower, is once again reaching out to the younger generation! His passion for sustainable energy, and all things “green,” moves beyond his post at the solar power integration firm. He regularly teaches environmental topics to youth in the Orange County area. This summer he is helping young teens to learn…

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