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How Many Appliances it Takes to Overload Solar

Popular HelioPower ‘Solar Overload’ Video Tracks Just How Many Appliances it Takes to Spin a Residential Power Meter Forward with a Typically Sized Solar Power System With another summer upon us and residential electric bills about to increase, we are revisiting our popular “Solar Overload” a first-of-its-kind video demonstrating how many appliances it takes to…

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How HelioPower Helps U.S. Economy

Values of the California Home Solar Value Leader By Scott Gordon SVP, Sales, HelioPower When an independent study affirmed HelioPower as the low price leader in California among the top 100 or so solar installers (we’re consistently in the top ten by number of installations these days) we were ecstatic! When it then became apparent…

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97% Overestimate Cost of Solar Panels

National Survey Reveals 2 out of 3 Homeowners overestimate the cost of solar panels Sources: Solar Industry Magazine and MarketWatch Nearly all U.S. adults – 97% – overestimate the costs of installing solar systems on their homes, while nearly 8 out of 10 of those who do not HelioPower, Sunrun home solar install in Palm…

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Solar and the Grid

Why (and How) the Grid of the Future Will Change Source: EcoOutfitters.net Post Written by DawnAllcot “We live in a global world … and the fact is, if everybody on the planet lived like we do in America, we’d need 10 planet Earths. This is a sad fact, but, unfortunately, we’re all going to have to…

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Solar Financing Recap on #Solarchat

#SolarChat Focuses on Solar Financing, ROI and Customer Needs   Source: EcoOutfitters.net April 5, 2012 What happens when a group of solar installers from across the country get together to discuss how best to serve the solar market — with simplified proposals, easy-to-compare estimates, and pitches that really relate to what the customer wants? If…

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Report Ranks HelioPower Solar Value Leader

Findings based on price per watt and installation time among top companies in the state HelioPower delivers the highest value in home solar in California, according to an independent consumer study of all major solar power installers in the state. Figures released this month by PV Solar Report, a daily digest for California’s solar power…

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How Solar Leases Mask High Prices

What You Need To Know When Shopping For a Home Solar System By Scott Gordon SVP, Sales, HelioPower I consider myself among the lucky. I had the good fortune to land a job in solar sales way back in 2007. Back then, times were simpler. The majority of my customers paid for their systems with…

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How a Solar PV Array Can Preserve Your Privacy

Source:  EcoOutfitters.net Reporter:  Dawn Allcot Final post in this series on Smart Meters and Solar by EcoOutfitters featuring Scott Gordon, Vice President of  Residential Sales for HelioPower. In this, the final of our four-part series on smart meters and solar PV arrays (start here), we’re going to address one of three dangers HelioPower CEO Scott…

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Video: How to Read Your Smart Meter

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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Town Hall Introduces “New Deals” for Going Solar

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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Solar Energy and Federal Tax Credits for Residential Solar Systems

So, you’re thinking about installing a solar system on your home.  Depending upon where you reside, you may be eligible for state rebates, state tax credits, utility rebates, SRECS (solar renewable energy credits), and even local city cash grants, low interest loans, zero cost permits, and property tax assessment waivers. The incentives are dizzying in…

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“Sales Tactics,” The Ugly Side of Solar – Part IV

The Curious Case of the Chocolate Cake Close Scott Gordon Vice President, Sales Residential, HelioPower In the Ugly Side of Solar series I’ve covered shoddy solar power installations, ugly installations, and shaded installations.  Part four covers something more insidious and is perhaps the ugliest side of all. Part four is about the growing trend of…

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