2011 is off and running and so are those New Year resolutions.  Homeowners can get help on green resolutions with free information on how to save money on the electric bill and help save the planet with environmentally friendly practices at home. In southern California, HelioPower will stage its first free solar educational event of the…

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  By Tyler Michael Director/New Solar Homes Division, HelioPower How much solar do I need? This is the first question that we hear when asked to design solar for a new custom home. If you get an answer to that question from someone who does not ask you at least four or five questions back,…

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Lower electricity costs and increase safety with LED holiday lights. LED technology (Light Emitting Diode) for holiday lighting is a smart choice. They use 10 times less energy than incandescent mini lights, 100 times less energy than standard bulbs, last more than 50,000 hours, and are safer because they’re virtually indestructible and cool—safe to the…

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From The Daily Transcript, writer Monica Unhold, “Ocean Beach offices county’s first net zero building.” An Ocean Beach architecture firm’s new offices will be the first commercial building in San Diego County to qualify as net zero — meaning it generates as much energy as it consumes. Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells converted the 54-year-old Ocean…

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Reporting from Environmental Leader and Bloomberg, “$500B Plan for U.S. Green Building Retrofits Touted.” The United States can build a low-carbon economy by retrofitting existing homes and businesses for energy efficiency, which would reduce waste and pollution, jumpstart an economic recovery, create good jobs and deliver energy cost savings, while reducing global warming, according to…

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HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, will join representatives from leading energy related firms at the upcoming West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC).  EMC is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.  The event will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center,…

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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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Writer Richard Crume, of Solar Today Magazine, brings us this excellent review of home energy upgrades that pay in their March 2009 issue.  Solar Today is the publication of the American Solar Energy Association. Here is an excerpt, click here for the full article. Are homeowners making good choices when it comes to reducing home…

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Fast Company Magazine brings us an excellent resource to review the projects, including energy, in the Stimulus bill and how the list was generated.  View writer, Chris Dannen, full artile here, “Breaking Down the “Energy” Projects in the Stimulus.” Commercial Solar Power Installation in Poway, CA by HelioPower Here is an excerpt: Most of the projects…

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Fat Spaniel Technologies, the market leader in monitoring and reporting services for distributed energy systems and HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, recently announced a partnership to develop a Demand Side Monitoring Channel focusing on energy monitoring services. “Since you can’t save what you don’t measure, monitoring the energy use of a building and selected systems within it,…

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In today’s news, Helio Energy Management Solutions, (HelioEMS), an energy services company, announced its Energy Efficiency contract with food ingredient manufacturer, Amoretti®, the Title Sponsor of the National as well as the World Pastry Team Championships since 2005. To support Amoretti’s sustainable energy goals, the Energy Efficiency contract will implement lighting, HVAC and monitoring facility…

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