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Hot Purple Energy is looking forward to celebrating World Environment Day with the local community this year and is excited to take part in sponsoring an educational and fun event!  The event’s host, CREEC  (California Regional Environmental  Education Community) is an organization that focuses on enhancing the environmental literacy  of both students and teachers throughout the state of California and has divided itself into regions to reach more communities including our very own Coachella Valley.

CREEC’s Annual Coachella Valley Environmental Art Contest and Exhibition is an opportunity for children, artists, and community members to get creative while depicting the EARTH both in its natural form and/or the issues the natural environment is facing.

*This is a family-friendly event and is open to the public.



Hot Purple Energy is excited to host its sixth annual Architectural Bike Tour during Modernism Week. This year we are celebrating famed local architect William Krisel by starting the tour on the newly-minted William Krisel Way, adjacent to the Ocotillo Lodge and will then head south through the neighborhoods of Twin Palms, Indian Canyons, Kings Point, and Canyon View Estates. The tour is planned as a group event, however maps will be available and the route is clearly marked to allow riders the opportunity to explore on their own, if they wish. The route is approximately 7 miles, with an optional 3 mile loop.

The route is relatively flat and can be done on both a cruiser or road bike.

Just a friendly reminder that unfortunately we do not provide bikes. Please bring your own bike, or contact Bike Wheel Tours about renting one from them at the start of the route; please contact them at with inquiries and to make a reservation.

There will be a designated water stop along the route at the Krisel Butterfly House located in the Indian Canyons neighborhood. After the tour, join your fellow riders for a post-ride party at Appetito Cal-Italian Bar and Eatery (1700 S. Camino Real).

Please RSVP for this event by e-mailing with your name and the number in your party, so that we can be sure to have enough of our signature free tour t-shirts on hand.

Hot Purple Energy is a local solar company that celebrates the architecture of Palm Springs. We enjoy this great opportunity to show off our town and our aesthetically integrated solar systems in a fun and sustainable way.



Hot Purple Energy is excited to be hosting a cocktail hour in celebration of William Krisel at a local Palm Springs Krisel home. Guest speaker Robert Imber -Architectural Historian, Author, Educator and Humanitarian- will be giving a short speech on mid-century Architecture and  specifically, on William Krisel. Robert will be available to answer questions afterwards and/or throughout the evening. Robert was honored last year by the Palm Springs Walk of Stars for his contribution to the Modernism Week community and continues to take part in the Palm Springs Modern Committee.

Robert has been a resident of Palm Springs for over fifteen years and has advocated for Architectural Preservation for a long time. To learn more about his achievements, visit Modernism Weekly.

Refreshments will be available to attendees before and after the speech.

To RSVP, please email



Back for the 5th year, the Palm Springs Air Museum will be hosting the Props N’ Hops Craft Beer Festival that will feature West Coast craft breweries, including some our own local and well-known breweries in the Coachella Valley –La Quinta Brewing Co. and CVB (Coachella Valley Brewing Co.). Along with extensive beer choices, there will also be a mix of different food vendors and live music present amidst the marvel of vintage planes at the event.

Hot Purple Energy is excited to be taking part in this event as a sponsor, benefiting our non-profit local Air Museum. We hope you can join us for a laid-back afternoon full of pure fun. Tickets sell out fast! Make sure to purchase yours in advance.

*Must be 21 or older to attend the event. No Children are permitted inside.


The Evening Under the Stars event is without a doubt one of the best events held in the Coachella Valley each year.  But more, it’s an amazing opportunity to support the Aids Assistance Program on their annual fundraising mission to supply food to those in need and living with HIV/AIDS in the Coachella Valley.

Please join us in supporting AAP with a donation, attendance, or a donation of a raffle item !  Hope you can make it out to this special event.


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!






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.



Hot Purple Energy (HPE), Palm Springs’ architecturally-focused solar company and a proud sponsor of Modernism Week, will once again host a mid-century bike ride during the Modernism Fall Preview weekend. The ride will start and end near Appetito Restaurant at E. Palm Canyon and S. Camino Real (across from the Ace Hotel), and will tour through South Palm Springs iconic neighborhoods including Twin Palms, Deepwell Estates and Indian Canyons. This is a relaxed group ride, but detailed route maps will be available for those that wish to break from the pack to explore, take pictures or ride at their own pace.

AllStarsLogoWebIconAfterward join your fellow riders for food and drink from Appetito and live music from the infamous Hot Purple Energy All-Stars.

The first 75 riders will receive the new HPE mid-century Italian-inspired t-shirt upon check in. To sign up for the ride, please email and include your t-shirt size. You can bring your own bike, or rent one by contacting Big Wheel Tours at or by calling 760-779-1837.

Modernism Week Contacts

Lisa Vossler Smith, Executive Director (760)-578-5556:

Chris Mobley, Chairman MOD week:


Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade 2014 is coming Dec. 6. Its a great time creating a unique event, which over the years has brought an estimated 100,000 people annually to the downtown. Over the past 22 years, the parade has featured a host of marching bands, performing groups as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang – and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Over the years, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has become a beloved holiday tradition in downtown – bringing thousands of Coachella Valley residents and their families as well as tourists from all over the world to come see the twinkling floats while celebrating the joy of the holiday season…There’s no other special event in the Coachella Valley quite like it!

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– with a focus on the “E”— presented a sustainability award today to the City of Palm Springs for their commitment to a cleaner energy future, and is complementing this award by providing a one kilowatt solar system – valued at $5,000 – to the City for use in powering their portable stage utilized in valley events.

HPE is an avid and involved player in the Valley for not only educating residents and businesses about energy awareness, but for also giving back where it is warranted.  While committed to preserving the environment and enabling people to take control of their energy future and costs, the company is ……. Read more

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Saturday, Sunday, Monday – 15, 16, 17

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 21, 22, 23

Hot Purple Energy will be solar powering, entertaining, and holding court at the Prefab Showcase/village.

This includes the prefab homes as well as the Hot Purple Energy Stage, DJ, and All Star bands.

New for 2014 are the Solar Power Mid Century Arcade and Hot Purple Energy Modweek Green screen keepsake Photo booth inside HPE Pop Up Headquarters inside the prefab showcase. Read more

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Mizell Senior Center Stars Society invites you to attend our Annual Jazz Event and Stars Society extravaganza. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Jazz, a laid back atmosphere at the beautiful Galvan Estate, and a few cocktails all set against the backdrop of beautiful Mt. San Jacinto. Relax to the sounds of Jazz and enjoy some gourmet delights as the sun sets behind the mountain and the music transports you to another place.

Mizell Senior Center Presents

Wednesday, October 23 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Beautiful Galvan Estate Palm Springs Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres. Please park at the Palm Springs Visitor Center located at Palm Canyon and Tramview. Our shuttle service will transport you to the private estate.