As we approach another Independence Day, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the Independent Energy movement happening on a local and national scale. When Hot Purple Energy opened its doors over 10 years ago, we were on a mission to help our local community make the shift to… Read More »Celebrating Another Year of Energy Independence
How long will this fight for our right to solar our homes go on? Many homeowners are enjoying savings from solar, some are enjoying the freedom of having backup energy along with solar, and others are looking forward to it sometime in the future. As you sit in the AC… Read More »Defend California Rooftop Solar! Stop AB 1139!
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is making moves to potentially change the Net Energy Metering program yet again. In August of 2020, the CPUC formally commenced their proceeding to revisit the current NEM-2.0 program rules to essentially update them and develop NEM 3.0, the successor to NEM 2.0. The… Read More »NEM 3.0
Solar Tax Credit to Stay at 26% for Two More Years Last week, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID Relief package combined with a 1.4 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill providing extended funding and policy changes for several sectors this upcoming Fiscal Year (2021) bringing positive news to the renewable energy… Read More »Residential Solar Tax Credit Extended through 2023
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… Read More »What You Should Know About the New CCA | Desert Community Energy
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- 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 disasters.… Read More »6 Reasons to Powerwall This Fall
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… Read More »Desert R.A.T.S. Field Day at Hot Purple Energy
UPDATE: ENOUGH FUNDING WAS RAISED TO SAVE OSWIT CANYON IN 2019 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… Read More »Save Oswit Canyon! WE ARE 90% THERE!
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… Read More »New Electric Service Provider in Select Cities: Desert Community Energy
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,… Read More »New Electric Service Provider | Rancho Mirage Energy Authority