The Ugly Side of Solar, PT. 1 Have you ever driven by a solar installation that was so ugly you wondered what the owners of the house were thinking when they decided to install their system? Have you found stories on the internet about leaky roofs, fly-by-night solar companies or other tales of solar despair?…

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“We’ve never seen solar module prices so low. With the rebates still relatively high and the federal tax credit at 30%, there’s never been a better time to go solar,” said Scott Gordon, Vice President of Residential Sales at HelioPower.   According to a Yahoo! Finance report yesterday, August 10, “Technology, Tenacity Drive Down Solar…

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From the Burbank Leader, writer Michael J. Arvizu: “Bob’s celebrates with solar panels. As a California Point of Historical Interest, the restaurant with the Big Boy had to get approval for its green project.” It was the year the first Emmy Awards were given in Los Angeles. It was the year the first Volkswagen Beetle…

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From USA Today, April 6, 2009: “More states want solar power to be option on new homes” A growing number of states are moving to require home builders to offer solar electricity and hot- New home solar power system in California installed by HelioPower water systems in new homes, right alongside more traditional options such…

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Marc Gunther, Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine, logged today’s media article, “Why clean energy is still a good bet.” Despite falling oil prices and the credit crunch, green technology investors remain bullish. Here is an excerpt from his excellent article, for the full piece click here. Chico, CA retail building installation by HelioPower (Fortune) —…

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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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By Scott Gordon, Director of Sales, HelioPower So it seems clear that while recycling is ok and clearly better than tossing refuse into a landfill, it’s not exactly an environmental panacea and may in fact promote the very behavior it’s intended to eliminate – egregious wastefulness. A far superior alternative is Reuse. Why not take…

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This in from Forbes.com writers Joshua Zumbrun and Brian Wingfield, in their piece “Solar’s Convention In The Sun”: Beneath the blazing August sun, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took the stage in front of Coors Field’s outfield bleachers and said that importing energy “is the principal drag on American capitalism and American prosperity.” The solution to…

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By Scott Gordon, Director of Sales, HelioPower Every Monday morning I hear the procession of truck engines and hydraulic arms working their way through my neighborhood. One truck comes for my trash, a second for my green waste (lawn clippings and such), and the last picks up my recycling. The trash is eventually buried, the…

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James L. Price, retired Senior Master Sergeant, USAF, lives in Lompoc, CA.  In May he started his research on solar energy systems, envisioning a system to save him money on his household electricity bill.  His search brought him to the HelioPower team. Initially he talked with Kyle Lynn, the company’s sales coordinator.  “Kyle, you were the…

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