On Tuesday, October 26th, Solar Santa Monica presents, “Home Solar with No Money Down.” The residential workshop is meant to answer the question many homeowners ask, “Solar – Should I Own or Lease?” through a panel discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of two types of solar financing –  residential solar leases and power purchase…

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HelioPower’s Ty Jagerson joins the panel for The EcoGreen Group’s Sustainability Forum “Bridging the Energy Gap,” tonight at the Cisco Building in San Jose, CA.  The program starts at 5:30 pm and features California energy leaders and new technology entrepreneurs. Moderated by Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, the panel includes Mike Arenson, President, Arenson Solar;…

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By Derek Girling HelioPower Solar Energy Consultant Like most of my colleagues at HelioPower, I joined the solar industry because of my concern for our environment.  As a recreational outdoorsman, I appreciate the need to escape the city and spend time in our undeveloped wilderness areas as often as possible. The more I understood the…

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Canadian Solar Inc. (“the Company,” “Canadian Solar” or “we”) (Nasdaq: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, and HelioPower, a leading solar power engineering and installation firm, announced today  a new 116kW roof-mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego at…

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Join HelioPower and over 1 billion people in 190 countries for this year’s 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. This year’s theme, “Power the Earth Day Movement,” is a clear call to action for solar enthusiasts. What better way to “power” Earth Day 2010 than by going solar? HelioPower is here…

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Agreement brings former SolFocus founding member, Ty Jagerson, to company’s executive management team Helio Micro Utility (Helio mU), a developer and financier of solar energy projects, today announced the acquisition of Simple Energies LLC, a renewable energy project development company with a 50 megawatt global pipeline.  The agreement brings renewable energy veteran and Simple Energies…

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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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By Derek Girling, HelioPower Solar Energy Consultant In the early 20th century, America’s largely rural population was transfixed by an exciting new technology – the automobile. For most of mankind’s history, people either walked or rode horses, carts or wagons to get from point A to B. The invention of trains and streetcars enabled long…

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By Derek Girling, HelioPower Solar Energy Consultant The newest, most exciting trend in residential solar today is on the financing side. Leases and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) make solar available to almost every homeowner. Radio airwaves are thick with companies pitching “No Money Down” or even “Cash Back” offers. A well structured solar financing agreement…

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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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NBC affiliate Cox Media reporter Diana Guevara caught up with HelioPower’s Scott Gordon and solar power client Robert Schmalz in Oceanside for her solar piece Monday, January 25.  Schmalz, a HelioPower client who went solar just recently through the solar San Diego 1BOG program, talks about solar as a smart investment:

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