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Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

Sell Your Solar Project

The new tax code creates strong incentives to sell operating solar projects The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has created a new opportunity to sell your solar project for cash.  Helio Micro Utility is acquiring operational solar projects and portfolios.   You receive all benefits of solar energy without the ownership headaches.  And, you…

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Solar Tax Cut

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 amounts to a generous solar tax cut, and dramatically improves the market and economics for commercial-scale project developers, EPCs, customers, and many financiers. Indeed, the tax incentives are so compelling that I’ll just refer to it here as the Solar Tax Cut.  But change can hurt,…

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California Energy Policy – A Window of Opportunity

California energy policy has never been more clear, favorable or stable.  Three policies in particular combine to create an attractive but short window of opportunity for Californian’s considering solar or other renewable energy projects.  Let’s consider Net Metering, Meter Aggregation and the Investment Tax Credit in turn. Net Metering Today the California PUC issued a…

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Reduce Energy Cost for Riverside Business

Part 3 of a 3 part series briefing Western Riverside property owners on solar financing now available through the largest U.S. property accessed clean energy (PACE) program. Electricity is a growing expense for many businesses; taking up to 30 percent of a typical office building’s operating costs. With energy rates expected to continue to rise,…

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Push Green Button for Energy Savings

“Imagine being able to shrink your utility bill, or knowing the optimal size and cost-effectiveness of solar panels for your home, or verifying that energy-efficiency retrofit investments have successfully paid for themselves over time.  Far too often these and similarly important—and potentially money-saving—opportunities are unavailable to us.  Why?  Because consumers haven’t had standard, routine, easy-to-understand…

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How to save $1 billion on solar in America

Industry report outlines strategies for accelerating solar to 50% of American homes SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar company, has released an official report on how local governments can save $1 billion over the next five years and make solar affordable for 50 percent of American homes.  The report, “The Impact of Local Permitting on…

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“Bridging Energy Gap” Forum Brings CA Energy Leaders Together

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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Never Forget The Environment

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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In Honor of Oil?

Friday, May 28, 2010. An editorial reprinted from Green Builder Media by Sara Gutterman, CEO & Publisher. To many people, Memorial Day means a hot barbeque, a much welcome three-day weekend, and the beginning of summer vacation. It’s easy to forget the significance of the holiday, which, originally called Decoration Day, is a commemoration of…

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Award-winning economist addresses energy crisis

Today from the Contra Costa Times, reporter HEATHER HACKING The world is poised for the third industrial revolution, said economist Woodrow Clark, a keynote speaker at Butte College’s third annual Sustainability Conference, which continues today. Clark was among members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former…

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Falling Behind On Green Tech

Washington Post, August 3, 2009, Editorial published by John Doerr and Jeff Immelt: America confronts three interrelated crises: an economic crisis, a climate crisis and an energy security crisis. We believe there’s a fourth: a competitiveness crisis. This crisis is particularly evident in America’s worldwide standing in the next great global industry, green technology. There…

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Historic clean energy bill passes House of Representatives today

The historic clean energy bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454, passed the House of Represenatives today, June 26, 2009 by a vote of 219 to 212.  The bill will now move to the Senate. Repower America reports “The House of Representatives has just passed a landmark bill that will…

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Federal Funding for Renewable Energy Commercialization

From Ecopreneurist, May 28, 2009 Written by Ian Rogoff Ecopreneurist Editor’s Note: The is a guest contribution by Ian Rogoff, Chairman of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, and Chairman and CEO of The Helio Group (parent company to HelioPower). This is the sixth post in a series from the CEO’s of major solar…

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