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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Source: Run On Sun, September 9, 2011 From “State of Solar California” post by Jim Jenal:  In the first two installments in this series (Part 1 and Part 2) we looked at the most recent data from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) covering the first half of 2011 in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service area.…

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SunRun Uncovers California’s Highest Electric Bills – Over $2400 of Financial Pain An Oroville family growing food for veterans’ shelters will receive free solar power for 20 years from SunRun after presenting the largest electric bill in California. The family submitted a June electric bill for over $2400 to SunRun’s Battle of the Bill’s contest.…

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HelioPower Launches “Solar Overload” Video to See How Many Appliances it Takes to Spin a Residential Power Meter Forward with a Typically Sized Solar Power System As summer blazes on and residential electric bills increase, HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with over 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today…

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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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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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Kent Miller builds on solar and related energy industry experience with move to HelioPower HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with nearly 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today announced the appointment of Kent J. Miller to Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales.  HelioPower engineers and constructs integrated energy solutions…

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What do you do with an Orphaned Solar System? The inspiration for this blog comes from the increasing number of phone calls HelioPower has received recently from orphaned solar consumers.  An orphaned solar power system is one abandoned by the original installation firm. A few years ago, an orphaned solar power system would have seemed…

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A near capacity crowd is expected at tomorrow’s HelioPower Palm Desert dedication. Attendees will have several opportunities to learn about solar energy, get a hands on view of the types of roof top installations common in the Coachella Valley and learn about energy saving tips.  The Palm Desert Set-To-Save program will have representatives present to…

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HelioPower today announced a holiday solar savings program for California homeowners.  The Solar Santa program offers $0 down and $500 cash back solar terms to credit qualified homeowners and immediate savings on their electricity expenses. “California homeowners can see immediate savings on their electric bills,” said Scott Gordon, Vice President of Residential Sales for HelioPower. …

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At the October 26 Town Hall for Solar Santa Monica, a crowd of about 60 people listened and asked questions of a panel of solar marketers addressing ways to get solar “with no money down.” In the marketplace today, “no money down” means via a lease or a Power Purchase Agreement.  Both methods of financing…

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