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Imagine, it’s a beautiful day in the desert and you decide the best way to celebrate the day’s glory is to plan a bike ride. You and your friends begin to map out a route (perhaps ending with a victory solar powered margarita stop) but then realize there is no safe route without busy traffic and enough bike space for your two-wheeled cruise.  You have to choose between taking the life or death risk of sharing the road with cars and trucks, or give up on the ride and take a car instead. This scenario happens time and time again, all over the Coachella Valley. Riders at risk or bike rides thwarted can and should be a thing of the past.  It’s time to approve the CVLink and turn our collective focus on how great of an addition it can be to the Coachella Valley Lifestyle.

The proposed CVLink would run 50 miles long going from Palm Springs into the lower Coachella Valley area. Around 54% of all public school students live within a mile of the CVLink. This new development would create 690 permanent jobs in the valley. An economic income report shows that the CVLink would bring in an expected 1.47 billion in economic benefits. In addition, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments has raised 76 million to help fund this project. The California Transportation Committee has awarded the project 5.5 million as well leaving an estimated total at about 81.5 million.

Hot Purple Energy, a longtime proponent CV-Link-Hot-Purple-Energyof healthy living, community bike rides, and yes -solar powered lives, gives our full support to this health and community-minded transportation corridor.

 A project of this scale takes thought and debate for sure. But let’s get past IF we’re going to do it and onto HOW we are going to take advantage of all the great opportunities the CVLink has, beyond being the needed transportation corridor. There are a lot of great debates to be had on how to utilize the community access point hub services and attractions, while paving the way forward for our residents and visitors alike, to have a safe and beautiful place to ride their bikes or cruise in a golf cart with friends.

If the Whitewater River was running with water it would be an outdoor recreation and transportation asset for the entire community and the CVLink stands to make it just that. In fact, if you set out to create an opportunity to link health, commerce, and sustainability together, you would be hard-pressed to create one with numerous advantages for so many along with so few cons for a relative few.  The CVLink connects our community and restores the river to the life-giving resource any good river ought to be.

We ask all of you to reflect on the CVLink and inform yourself. Weigh in. Voice your opinion at the next meeting which will be held at the Palm Desert City Council Chambers on Monday, May 15th from 6-9pm. HPE believes it is public spaces like these that help build strong, healthy, and happy communities across our valley, which is why we say RIDE ON to CVLINK!


Win-Electric-Bike-Hot-Purple-Energy-2017-ContestHot 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.  We are holistic in our approach and look for the best rewards per structure/per client.  We are here to inspire, educate, and help our community above all else.

Sign Up for Our Electric Bike Earth Day Give Away

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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 Association, HPE is having a “Pose with a Rose and Make a Promise”, Electric Bike Giveaway….the drawing will take place at the Go Red For Women Luncheon On Feb 17! 

Simply email a picture/selfie of yourself posing with a rose to or upload the picture to social media with the hashtag #PoseWithARoseMakeAPromise .

We will reply with your entry confirmation and a heart health promise, details on the luncheon, and optional donation options. You do not have to be preset at the Go Red Luncheon to win the PUBLIC Electric Assist Bike  but its an inspiring event to join if you are in town.

Good Luck!

Life is Why!


Hot Purple Energy is a Coachella Valley based solar company dedicated to helping our friends and neighbors live smarter, healthier lives.  
If you are interested in learning more about our services please email us, visit or call 760 322 4433.


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 to know that this is NOT a result of you using more power than you were previously, but rather a change in how SCE is billing.  As they move from the recently adopted 3-tiered billing to now “2-tiers”, they call out tiers 1 and 2, and all usage above those tiers are now called HIGH USAGE and will be billed at .32 cents per kilowatt hour.

Depending on your annual usage level you may see a slight rate increase with the new structure or in some unique cases a slight decrease.

Energy efficiencies and solar are still the best ways to remedy high electric bills, and Hot Purple Energy is here to help you understand the best options for your home or business.



Effective Immediately, Potere Solar of Rancho Mirage CA, Lic Number 941529, is no longer in business.

In a friendly transaction, Hot Purple Energy, a Palm Springs based Solar Company has acquired the company’s remaining assets including job files, permitted plans, and customer details for all of the existing Potere Solar
Clients.  It is our hope to seamlessly serve the Potere Clients with our award-winning service and customer satisfaction.

While we are sure this will come as a disappointment to the Potere Clients, Hot Purple Energy is here to help in any way we can.

We will perform a complimentary system review as well as perform any needed service work at an exclusive discounted rate.

We are a full service company dedicated to your complete satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you to the Hot Purple Energy Family.

Six years ago today we launched our Hot Purple Energy onto the Coachella Valley seen with our first event and first flyer.  The message DO SOMETHING FOR THE EARTH EVERY DAY.

This message is as relevant today as it was then.  In fact, it seems the message is gaining in importance globally but also being lost in the fray of our conflicting agendas, party politics, and the old habits of business and economic growth void of an honest long term impact analyses.   We just seem to have a hard time accepting that natural resources are limited or what we do individually or locally is relevant to the state that our planet is or will be.

hot-purple-energy-desert-waterIts Earthday and our Anniversary so we want this email to be a celebration and not a long winded dissertation on the perils of our society …

Rather we ask on this day that you share in taking the time to appreciate the planet we have.  To appreciate it for its wonder and beauty and the life it gives us.  And on this day, let us think about what is the right thing to do to preserve and protect what we have.  To think, what is fair, what is just?  What is our role as individuals in this short time we have on this Earth?   And in that we would hope that we can all agree that the less we destroy of this planet the better.  The less we abuse, the less we use, the less we take away, the better.

The Ecosystem is all we have and we cannot out create it, or ship it in from someplace else. We can’t manufacture it or email it.   No we are grounded literally and figuratively to this planet and it’s nice that we have this day to take a moment and assess how we each chose to live here.

So we thank all of you who are making the efforts and promoting the next generation of commerce that is based on a responsible use of resources.    We will continue to be inspired by those focusing on solving the complex issues of our times. We will continue to be support the solutions that propel us into a better future with economies that support this planet and our survival for the short and long term.

We are recommitted on this day to DOING SOMETHING FOR THE EARTH EVERY DAY and we hope you are too.


We want to give a big shout out to all those who came and supported our First Annual Working Man’s Jam benefiting both the Desert Contractors’ Association and Desert Valley Builders Association.     The vendors: La Quinta Brew, JAS Taquiza, and CV BBQ crushed it.   The bands, Dave Macias, The Technohillbillies, The Hive Minds and Ideation were awesome! And Mother Nature, thank you for sparing us the rain and making the night just a great chance for all of the local contractors and vendors, friends and foe, haha, a chance to relax and have some fun in our Park E Like Setting.

It’s important for all of us in the Coachella Valley Construction Industry to remember that we are all in this together.  The Valley is a very special place and as we grow and renovate we will be introduced to new comers and out of towners who may or may not have our best interests at heart.  But by being a collective, a unified group supporting good trade practices as well as fairness and friendship, we will ensure that our build out will be done right by good people with good intentions.

Hot Purple Energy has the opportunity to serve the entire Coachella Valley in retrofit and new construction capacity.  Our solar scope brings us in contact with Developers and Tradesmen, Home and Business Owners and many suppliers and real estate agents.  This broad connection is a true blessing as we get to see and interact with each of you and are proud to be able to offer this night, this chance, for us to get together off site and break some bread, share some wine, and enjoy one another’s company.

We look forward to seeing you all on the jobs, at the valley events, and back at HPE for year two of the Working Man’s Jam!







We are so excited to be a part of this amazing legacy tournament for the 4th year in a row.  As if watching the worlds best women golfers playing at the beautiful Mission Hills Country Club wasn’t reason enough to come out, the team over at the ANA Inspiration has created two new venues as part of the week that should make this year’s tournament the best ever, as well as establishing a new venue for Inspiring Woman in Sports.

In our small way we are so proud to be a sponsor of this event and offer our mobile solar power solution to this great venue. Our team will be on hand offering free solar lessons for all those who are tired of their poor energy game as well as convenient solar power cell phone charging stations.

We will also be handing out or co branded SunPower /Hot Purple Energy full size golf umbrellas and new Hot Purple Charge Monster portable phone chargers….So come join in!



Beyond golf, the ANA Inspiration is opening up to the world of women sports with its Inspiring Woman in Sports Conference. Hosted by Arriana Huffington this inaugural conference will include Olympians Abby Wambach, Lindsey Vonn, Kristi Yamaguchi, Missy Franklin, and others as well as a Footgolf Faceoff between USA and Japan!

Inspiring Woman In Sports Conference/Tuesday, March 29,1PM-4PM
Footgolf Faceoff: USA vs Japan/Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 PM
ProAm/Wednesday, March 30th
Championship/Thursday, March 31- Sunday, April 3

Where: Dinah Shore Tournament CourseMission Hills Country Club, 34600 Mission Hills Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

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While a busy weekend in the Coachella Valley we hope that you can join us at the 14th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival.


Hot Purple Energy is excited to be back as a sponsor of the Indian Wells Arts Festival for the 4th Year! As in years past, we will be providing a solar powered keepsake photo booth and photo lab in collaboration with the students in the DATA Digital Imaging, an Apple Distinguished Program at Cathedral City High School.  The program promotes  art, technology, and career-based learning with creativity and community collaboration.  This partnership has proven a great fit using our mobile solar technology to power the creative and fun process of photo editing and fan interaction….we dig it.

Visit our Facebook Page for a chance to win FREE TICKETS.

2016 Indian Wells Arts Festival


The Indian Wells Arts Festival is an outdoor campus of over 200 artists traveling from across the nation and as far as Japan, Canada, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Transylvania and beyond… showcasing their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft.

Adults $13 at Gate

FREE for Children 12 and under

When: Friday, April 1st-Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 10-5:00 PM with gates closing at 4PM.

Where: Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA, 92210

Additional Links:

Indian Wells Arts Festival

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City of Indian Wells

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Hot Purple Energy is excited to be a sponsor for a 4th year, of the Annual Chalk Art Festival in Palm Springs! The event will be taking place bright and early in the Palm Springs High School parking lot underneath the solar raise, across the street from the local Certified Farmers Market. HPE will be solar-powering the event stage, Windmill City, and even our own charge spot! HPE has also created an original playlist featuring only “SUN” songs, which will be disclosed on Saturday morning!

Event Details: 

When: Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 7am-6pm
Where: Palm Springs High School Parking Lot, 2401 East Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
What: The Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Club invites you to be join us at the 6th Annual Chalk Art Festival where artists will be creating chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks, live music, hands-on art activities for children and much more. Proceeds from the event go to Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Foundation and Arts in the Schools of the Palm Springs Unified School District.

hot-purple-energy-chalk-art-festival-2016-palm-springs*All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast begins at 8 AM. $10 per person

For more information, click here to visit the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club.



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, OldHot Purple Energy Solar Company Palm Springs-Modernism Bike Ride- Modernism Week Las Palmas, and Vista Las Palmas neighborhoods.

Maps will be handed out at the starting point at the CAMP and notable homes will be highlighted.

Come Join Hot Purple Energy:

Modernism Week CAMP

333 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM


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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 utility co. downstream to unknowing neighbors.  This arrangement is called Net Energy Metering “NEM” and every rooftop solar client has one defining the way solar is credited to the producer and clean rooftop energy is monetized and distributed locally. Read more

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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 the Wildlands Conservancy’s Whitewater Preserve at 2 p.m. near Palm Springs and is open to the public.

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Gold Line Operations Campus unveiledHot 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.

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Hot Purple Energy Solar Stage and Sunset Sessions

CAMP LoungeHot Purple Energy is pleased to sponsor and host the solar powered main stage at the exciting new hub for Modernism Week 2015, CAMP.

Hot Purple Energy is a Palm Springs based solar company and a proud sponsor of Modernism Week.  Since its inception in 2010, Hot Purple Energy has dedicated itself to the people and causes important to the Coachella Valley. One exciting way for us to do this is by sponsoring local musicians and donating their talent, and our mobile solar power, to the worthy not-for-profit community events valley wide.  Energy is what Energy Does.

This year’s CAMP is an exciting evolution cultivating the efforts of years past and we are pleased to offer our solar powered stage, our love for modern architecture, and last but not least, our love for music and our local talent.

Solar and music come together as the energy of life and we couldn’t be more pleased to provide this energy to the center of CAMP, bringing sustainable energy to our Community and Meeting Place.

Come out and enjoy Live Modern Lounge Music at its Best!

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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 it makes the experience here at Humana a much more pleasant and enjoyable one,” said Nate Otto, President of Hot Purple Energy.

Solar Energy Powers Bob Hope Humana Classic. Natalie Brunell has the story. 

LA QUINTA, Calif.:

While the clear sunny sky makes for great golfing conditions, it’s also powering the 11-acre Bob Hope Square at the Humana Challenge.

“We have the sun that comes out every day here and provides electricity,” said David Herrlinger, Vice President of Hot Purple Energy, which donated the power to the event.

The company wants people to know the benefits of solar: it’s renewable, clean and doesn’t make any noise.

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Desert Contractors AssociationThe 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.

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