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HPE Now Carrying Generac Home Backup Generators

By |2020-06-30T12:44:21-07:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: News, Off-Grid Solar, Solar Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy is excited to share that we are now carrying Generac home backup generators. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Generac has been manufacturing backup power generators for over 50 years and has become the world’s largest provider of residential backup generators. At Hot Purple, we pride ourselves on carrying several products to offer custom solutions. [...]

SC Edison to Increase Electric Rates by 14%

By |2020-06-22T09:58:13-07:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Southern California Edison (SCE), the electric utility who services 14 million people across Southern California including most of the Coachella Valley filed an application through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in August of 2019 to increase their electric utility rates by 14% to customers in 2021 that would net a 20.5% increase in SCE’s [...]

What You Should Know About the New CCA: Desert Community Energy

By |2020-03-13T16:21:48-07:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

If you live in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert, you've probably heard about the new Community Choice Aggregator (CCA), Desert Community Energy (DCA). We've been getting a lot of inquiries in regard to the new CCA from existing clients as well as new potential clients and we would like to provide some clarification. [...]

The Best Solar Resource: CPUC’s California Solar Protection Guide

By |2020-03-27T15:20:42-07:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We are excited to share that the California Public Utilities Commission has released new guidelines in the California Solar Protection Guide that will protect homeowners going solar. The CPUC will now require all solar companies to upload a copy of the guide to the utility (SCE) signed by the consumer coming September 30th, 2019. Solar [...]

6 Reasons to Powerwall This Fall

By |2020-06-19T10:24:43-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, News, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Powerwall Enables Homeowners to Access Lower Utility Rates | Balance Time-of-Use  -Take both a $2,900 Rebate and a 30% Tax Credit in 2019- Powerwall: A Revolutionary Battery Battery storage takes excess energy produced from your solar system and stores it for future use when demand cost is high —or during blackouts and natural [...]

30% Solar Investment Tax Credit Coming To an End!

By |2019-12-21T21:07:38-08:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: FAQ, Residential Solar, Solar, Solar Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For anyone who has been considering solar for their home, the clock is ticking if you’re looking to get the biggest return on your investment. The federal solar investment tax credit associated with the installation of solar & storage on your home is going to be stepping down at the end of the 2019 year.  [...]

How Did Hot Purple Get Its Name?

By |2020-07-07T14:22:07-07:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Life Beyond Solar|

HPE aka Hot Purple Energy When we set out on our journey to help our friends and neighbors live more sustainable lives through implementing solar and energy solutions, we did not imagine the confusion that our name—Hot Purple Energy, would cause. Now in our 10th year of being in business, we look back and are [...]

Hot Purple Energy Now a Tesla Powerwall Installer

By |2020-06-02T11:49:38-07:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy is thrilled to announce we are now an official Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.  The Tesla Powerwall is one of the most widely used battery storage systems in homes and businesses, and we are thrilled to be adding it to our battery options to bring whole-home energy backup while mitigating costs to the [...]

Desert R.A.T.S. Field Day at Hot Purple Energy

By |2019-12-17T10:02:27-08:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Public Record on Desert R.A.T.S Field Day Hot Purple Energy had the honor of having the Desert R.A.T.S host their annual Field Day at Studio E this past weekend! Hot Purple provided Solar Power for the RATS' radio field day exercise which is a challenge for Hams to go out of their comfort zone [...]

Kilowatt Wednesday NBC Palm Springs

By |2019-12-21T21:12:07-08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy has been selected by NBC to do a series of mini-shows on Solar and more. The series titled Kilowatt Wednesday will air on NBC Palm Springs every Wednesday at approximately 6:15 am for an estimated six weeks. Kilowatt Wednesday is intended to provide knowledge on key components of Solar, Energy Efficiencies, [...]

Batteries On the Rise

By |2020-06-19T10:57:27-07:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar, Solar Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As TOU rates change, energy storage is becoming a more attractive investment when paired with a solar system. By adding an energy storage system (battery), one can power certain portions of their home indefinitely regardless of the availability of grid power. Much like solar, as battery technology continues to develop, we are becoming able to [...]

SCE Strikes Again With New TOU Rate Structure

By |2020-04-13T13:50:36-07:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, TOU Rate Structure|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This coming March, Southern California Edison will be implementing a new rate structure for all new solar customers. Thankfully with solar prices coming down and with energy storage as an option, solar remains a good investment. New Rate  The Public Utilities Commission has approved SCE, and other major California utilities, to make a shift in [...]

Save Oswit Canyon! WE ARE 90% THERE!

By |2019-10-14T12:40:49-07:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

GET INVOLVED & HELP SAVE OSWIT CANYON Oswit Canyon is the home and source of water for thousands of species, including birds, the endangered bighorn sheep, and many desert plants. This piece of land will become another home development destroying the natural landscape and habitats of all the animals that live here unless we can [...]

What Makes Hot Purple Energy Different?

By |2019-12-16T15:47:30-08:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Commercial Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|

THE HPE DIFFERENCE As the solar industry continues to grow, we have found that often what becomes difficult for homeowners is narrowing down options—of companies that is. How can you really compare solar companies? There are the obvious answers—pricing and popularity, but are those really the best ones? When making a long-term investment like solar, [...]

New Electric Service Provider : Rancho Mirage Energy Authority

By |2019-08-01T15:58:13-07:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , |

As some of you may be aware, the City of Rancho Mirage has created its own utility company pursuant to California’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) law. For those who live outside of Rancho Mirage, this will have no immediate effect on your electric service provided by SCE—Southern California Edison. However, those who live in Rancho [...]

HPE SAYS ‘RIDE ON’ TO CVLINK!

By |2018-10-22T18:02:37-07:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Potere Solar Dissolved

By |2019-08-01T15:22:08-07:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Events|

NOTICE 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 [...]

Happy Earth Day 2016

By |2019-08-01T16:26:10-07:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Life Beyond Solar|Tags: , , , , |

Wishing you a sustainable and beautiful Earth Day... Six years ago today we launched our Hot Purple Energy onto the Coachella Valley with our first event and first flyer. The message was DO SOMETHING FOR THE EARTH EVERY DAY. This message is as relevant today as it was then. In fact, it seems the message [...]

Working Man’s Jam 2016

By |2016-04-20T16:56:45-07:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Events, Palm Springs Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

HIRE LOCAL ROCK LOCAL 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 [...]

ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament 2016

By |2016-03-24T12:35:26-07:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

HPE OFFERING: MOBILE SOLAR CHARGING STATIONS, FREE SOLAR LESSONS, FOOTGOLF DJ, and GIVEAWAYS 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 [...]