The new tax code creates strong incentives to sell operating solar projects The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has created a new opportunity to sell your solar project for cash.  Helio Micro Utility is acquiring operational solar projects and portfolios.   You receive all benefits of solar energy without the ownership headaches.  And, you…

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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 HelioPower, Sunrun home solar install in Palm…

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“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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Thursday, December 8th 2011 2:01 PM There are a lot of ways for electricity bills to run high in a place like southern California. With high temperatures year-round and blistering summers, almost every home features at least some kind of air conditioning. Many homes also have pools that must be filtered. This only adds on…

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HelioPower’s Scott Gordon will address the new proposed surcharges to solar users announced this week by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) at solar meetings in Laguna Niguel this Saturday. NC Times announced today that “Homeowners with solar power may have to dig a little deeper to pay off their green investment if regulators approve…

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Have questions about the new meter installed on your home?  Do you wonder how it works?  Will it record energy use differently than the “old” version?   Will the new smart meter change your energy bill? HelioPower’s Scott Gordon answers all your questions in this new video, “How to Read Your New Smart Meter.” “While most…

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While most homeowners are familiar with the installation of smart meters on their homes, many are seeking more information about the smart meters’ impact on their electric bills and their ability to lower or control their electricity costs with solar in this new “smart grid” enabled world. “10 Things about Smart Meters & Solar” by HelioPower provides information to homeowners about smart meters and how they work with solar.

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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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Source:  Silicon Valley Mercury News, reporter Dana Hull: With the sun setting before 5 p.m., solar power may be the last thing on your mind these days. But declining panel prices, a federal tax credit and a state rebate all make now a good time to at least investigate whether solar power might make sense…

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By Scott Gordon, Director of Sales, HelioPower If there were a most commonly asked question contest in the solar business, this question would win hands down: “How long will it take for my solar system to pay for itself?” (Incidentally the second most asked question is: “I have an XXX square foot house, how many…

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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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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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