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Mistakes You Want To Avoid When Purchasing Solar

By |2019-12-16T15:49:51-08:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Residential Solar|Tags: , |

Solar is a very unique Home Improvement. It is an investment in your home that yields dividends annually; it is not just adding comfort to your lifestyle. This is the twist where things can get derailed. Below are the top mistakes we recommend you avoid. Aesthetics Matter. Curb Appeal is important. If you were [...]

What Should I Expect at my Solar Appointment?

By |2018-10-24T13:24:10-07:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Residential Solar|Tags: , , |

“I have finally set my appointment. Now, what do I do?” If your Account Rep has not confirmed your appointment with you, we recommend you call them to do so either the week of or the day before.   The Account Representative will tell you to have an electric bill on hand to gauge [...]

How to choose a Solar Installer

By |2020-05-29T13:49:34-07:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Residential Solar|Tags: , |

The bills this Summer were unprecedented, and you’ve finally decided to go solar. Now you’re faced with the question: How do I choose a solar company? First, know this is a home improvement therefore you will use the same criteria to choose a solar company as you would any other Home Improvement. You will look [...]

New Electric Service Provider in Select Cities: Desert Community Energy

By |2018-07-05T11:56:28-07:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Politics, Solar Finance|Tags: , , , , , |

As most of you (or at least, those of you who read about the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority are aware, Rancho Mirage recently started its own electric company –Rancho Mirage Energy Authority –pursuant to the state’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) law, and now Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Cathedral City have jointly moved forward with [...]

Bank of The West Goes Solar at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open

By |2018-02-26T20:07:24-08:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Hot Purple Energy is excited to announce its partnership with Bank of The West for the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA.    A leader in solar power and off grid battery backup, Hot Purple Energy will be solar powering the Bank of the West Photo Activation booth as well as 8 ATM locations [...]

Trump To Impose 30% Tariff On Solar Cell Imports

By |2018-01-23T08:58:42-08:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Trump To Impose 30% Tariff On Solar Cell Imports The President handed down a sweeping 30% tariff on solar cell imports today that will no doubt have rippling effects across the US solar industry.   Some will applaud the move as standing up to the Chinese government panel dumping while others will see it as a [...]

SOLAR SERVICE FAQ

By |2018-02-27T11:25:32-08:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Commercial Solar, Off-Grid Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , |

Here are a few common questions that we have seen come across our service department's desk a few times.... Q: How can I tell if my solar system is working? A: If there is a green light on your inverter, you are producing energy.  Monitoring is the best way to keep accurate tabs on your [...]

CoachellaValley.com and Hot Purple Energy to Partner!

By |2018-10-22T17:08:48-07:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |

PRESS RELEASE                                            December 18, 2017 For immediate release CoachellaValley.com Welcomes Hot Purple Energy as a Proud Partner Sponsor             Rancho Mirage, CA – CoachellaValley.com – the largest independent online, native digital media company covering [...]

Giving Hope

By |2018-10-22T17:52:44-07:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

  When we included community education and outreach in our mission statement, we were truly unaware of the journey we were setting for ourselves. Nine years and hundreds of not for profit events and causes later, the “outreach” had moved from an altruistic mission to just part of the job.  A normal course of business [...]

Solar Power Hot Spots for Puerto Rico

By |2017-10-02T15:41:28-07:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Solar Power Hot Spots for Puerto Rico We are very happy to announce that we are sending 6 cell phone charging stations to Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. A Client, Jim Morales contacted our President Nate Otto late last week with the idea, and Nate jumped on the chance to help. Monday and Tuesday, Chris [...]

THE COST OF SOLAR

By |2020-04-27T16:07:57-07:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Commercial Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT

By |2017-11-11T20:58:46-08:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , |

> >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 of tax returns if [...]

Energy Savings Tips

By |2018-02-27T11:26:31-08:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Off-Grid Solar, Residential Solar, Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , |

> >How to 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 [...]

SOLAR 101

By |2020-09-11T11:38:18-07:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , , , |

SOLAR 101 The Solar Opportunity 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 [...]

SOLAR FAQ

By |2018-02-27T11:26:48-08:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: FAQ, Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 sun’s rays hit the [...]

Electric Bike Earth Day Contest 2017

By |2018-10-22T18:05:30-07:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

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 |2017-01-30T11:33:51-08:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

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 |2017-09-28T16:38:11-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Solar|Tags: , , , , |

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 |2016-02-08T12:19:38-08:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Modernism Week|Tags: , , |

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 |2018-02-26T19:48:48-08:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Features, News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]