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THE COST OF SOLAR

By | September 17th, 2017|Solar|

When you buy a solar system, you are buying the panels, the inverters, the balance of the systems equipment, the time to design and install, permits and hopefully a little margin for the contractor.  It often seems like a moving target because panel prices vary greatly and there are plenty of installation corners that we’ve [...]

30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT

By | September 17th, 2017|Solar|

30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT Renewed at the end of 2015, the current Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit expires December 31, 2019. The Federal Tax Credit is a flat 30% of the system price to be credited towards your Federal Tax Liability in the year the system was interconnected and/or spread out over 5 years [...]

Energy Savings Tips

By | September 17th, 2017|Solar|

Implement Home Energy Savings · LED Light Bulbs. · Energy Star Rated Appliances. · Ceiling Fans (Energy Star Rated). · Dimmers. · Install all-off Plugs (one button and all the vampire loads are turned off, great for homes that go for periods of time unoccupied.) · Tell your kids to go outside and play/ work [...]

SOLAR 101

By | September 14th, 2017|Solar, Solar 101|

Owning a rooftop solar power plant represents a fundamental shift in the way you power your home or business. In short, you produce your own electricity every day rather than solely buying it from your Utility Company via the Electric Grid. As Electric Grid Energy Suppliers struggle to keep up with growing demand, distributed rooftop [...]

SOLAR FAQ

By | September 13th, 2017|FAQ, Solar|

What is Solar Power? Solar Power is way of collecting, monetizing, and using the Energy from the sun. How do solar panels work? Thin wafers of semi-conductor material, usually silicon, are laid out in a grid that are then sandwiched inside the protective glass and frame of each Photovoltaic aka Solar Panel. When the [...]

Electric Bike Earth Day Contest 2017

By | April 4th, 2017|Events|

Hot Purple Energy will be giving away a Public Electric Bike on Earth Day April 22, 2017. Call to Enter: 760-322-4433 About HPE Hot Purple Energy is not a mere “solar installer” but rather a general contracting company that has chosen to focus on energy:  Consumption, Storage and aesthetically integrated point of use PV production.  [...]

Pose with a Rose and Make A Promise

By | January 25th, 2017|Events|

ELECTRIC BIKE GIVE AWAY We can’t make you promise to go solar in 2017, but we hope to at least inspire you to live a more heart healthy life! Today is the day to make a change and start building a healthier Coachella Valley! As part our continued support for the Coachella Valley American Heart [...]

SCE High Usage Charge Notice: The 400% Letter

By | January 23rd, 2017|Events|

DON'T PANIC IT'S JUST SCE MOVING THE GOAL POSTS We have received several calls and emails from clients and neighbors concerned over a letter they received from Southern California Edison stating that their usage is 400% above the allowed baseline usage level and that they will now be charged a High Usage Charge. It’s important [...]

Modernism Week: Hot Purple Energy Bike Ride 2016

By | February 8th, 2016|Modernism Week|

Back for a 5th year, Hot Purple Energy is pleased to host its Palm Springs Neighborhoods “Architectural Tour” bike rides on each Saturday of Modernism Week 2016. Saturday the 13th, the ride will start and end at CAMP with the ride looping North through the Tennis Club, Old Las Palmas, and Vista Las Palmas neighborhoods. [...]

Net Metering Agreement 2.0

By | October 20th, 2015|Features, News, Politics|

We must be doing something right. Someone wants to stop it. The rooftop solar systems we have been subtly installing across the Coachella Valley are empowering our clients to produce their own clean power.  The excess power being generated is supplied back to the grid and credited to each account and then sold by the [...]

Senator Feinstein Desert Monuments

By | October 8th, 2015|News|

Proposed Desert Monument Designations Proposal would designate Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains national monuments Senator invites senior administration officials to hear public input on desert conservation Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will host a public meeting on October 13 on proposed national monument designations in the California desert. The meeting will take place at [...]

Solar on the Gold Line in Monrovia

By | April 29th, 2015|Commercial Solar|

Hot Purple Energy was in the news recently for the Monrovia Gold Line Project. Hot Purple Energy helped in achieving the Gold Level LEED-certified project of this type, featuring state-of-the-art environmental-friendly elements and among them, a whopping 714 frame-less solar panels configured on canopies that could power dozens of homes. […]

We Want Your Old Bike

By | April 28th, 2015|Events|

Donate to the Boys and Girls Club Donate your unwanted, neglected, sad bike in any state or condition and it will be fixed up and passed onto the Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley. Bikes are accepted at Hot Purple Energy Drop off Mon – Fri : 9 AM – 5 PM     [...]

Solar Energy Powers Bob Hope Humana Classic

By | November 20th, 2014|News|

Here is a video by KESQ  on HPE that we thought we would share with the many upcoming Coachella Valley golfing events coming up in 2015. Excerpt from the interview: The company (HPE) wants people to know the benefits of solar - it's renewable, clean and doesn't make any noise. "It's also quiet energy, so [...]

Desert Contractors Association Oktoberfest 2014

By | October 22nd, 2014|Events, Hot Purple Energy All-Stars|

The Desert Contractors Association Oktoberfest 2014 was a great event for the DCA contractors. HPE was there with the Hot Purple Energy All-Stars performing music and plenty of fun with the Beer Garden supplied by La Quinta Brewery. You can see the event photos at Be Heard. [button href="http://beheard.me/events/dca-desert-contractors-oktoberfest-2014/" size="medium" textcolor="#ffffff"]Download DCA Oktoberfest 2014 Photos[/button]  

V. MANUEL PÉREZ Awards Hot Purple Energy

By | July 10th, 2014|Awards, Events|

COACHELLA VALLEY RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRM, HOT PURPLE ENERGY OWNERS NATE OTTO AND DAVID HERRLINGER HONORED BY ASSEMBLY MEMBER V. MANUEL PÉREZ 56TH Assembly District Small Business of the Year “It is an honor to be recognized by the Small Business Association and by Assemblyman Pérez, who has done so much to champion renewable energy and [...]