HelioEMS and HelioPower join forces to bring energy savings to California customers during Solar Power International 08 Show In concert with the solar industry’s biggest U.S. event, Solar Power International 08, HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, and HelioPower have announced a joint promotion to assist California customers. The promotion, which runs through the end of the…

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With electricity rates rising dramatically in response to accelerating oil and natural gas prices, seniors can use reverse mortgages to save on their electric bill and stabilize their household budget.  Volatile electricity bills can blow the top off the average senior’s fixed income budget.  Southern California Edison, the largest electricity provider in California, has requested…

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More evidence of the repercussions of high energy costs are being felt in mounting electricity costs. Record numbers of utility companies across America are requesting price increases. Unless you have installed a solar electricity generation system on your home and business, you are facing steep price increases, as high as 30%! Southern California Edison announced…

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Media report from ABC TV, July 21: ARCADIA (KABC) — Southern California Edison customers could soon be facing a big jump in their power bills. The utility company wants to raise rates 25 to 30 percent to cover rising fuel costs. Customers are shocked by the big rate increase request. This is the worst possible…

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From the very informative “Go Solar California” site we bring you this primer on “Net Metering”: Net energy metering is a special billing arrangement for customers with renewable energy systems, such as solar electricity systems, that permits customers to get credit for the full retail value of the electricity their system generates. Under net energy…

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In the Money section of USA Today, Paul Davidson reports, “Price jolt: Electricity bills going up, up, up.” Here’s a shocker: Electricity bills are heading up. Way up.Utilities across the USA are raising power prices up to 29%, mostly to pay for soaring fuel costs, but also to build new plants and refurbish an aging…

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Do you think that the cost of going solar is too high? For many families, paying for seven to ten years of electricity up front can be cost prohibitive even though such an investment pays huge dividends over time. New solar specific finance products are being introduced into the marketplace to ease the cost burden,…

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“I live in a 2000 square foot house. How many solar panels do I need?” If I had a 200 watt panel for every time I’ve been asked this question, I would’ve solved the world’s energy problems long ago. Alas, I wish there was a simple answer to this question. The answer lies not in…

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