Celebrating Another Year of Energy Independence

By |2021-06-30T08:48:17-07:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Politics, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 cleaner energy. Today, we are [...]

Defend California Rooftop Solar! Stop AB 1139!

By |2021-05-17T14:14:01-07:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: News, Politics, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 enjoying your low utility bills [...]

NEM 3.0

By |2021-02-12T13:57:34-08:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: News, Solar|

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 changes in this proceeding will [...]

Residential Solar Tax Credit Extended through 2023

By |2020-12-30T11:16:03-08:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: News, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

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 sector. Included in the Omnibus [...]

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

By |2020-08-13T13:23:02-07:00March 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Save Oswit Canyon! WE ARE 90% THERE!

By |2021-01-04T11:56:15-08:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 all the animals that live [...]

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 [...]

New Electric Service Provider | Rancho Mirage Energy Authority

By |2020-08-13T13:34:55-07:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Desert Monument Designations

By |2015-10-08T16:38:24-07:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good afternoon, I wanted to send a quick letter and let you know what I have been up to this last week, and to invite you to a meeting hosted by Senator Feinstein on proposed desert monument designations on Tuesday, October 13th. […]

Senator Feinstein Desert Monuments

By |2015-10-08T16:39:22-07:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Solar Energy Powers Bob Hope Humana Classic

By |2014-11-20T13:35:11-08:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Here is a video by KESQ  on HPE that we thought we would share with the many upcoming Coachella Valley golfing events coming up in 2015. 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 [...]

V. MANUEL PÉREZ Awards Hot Purple Energy

By |2014-07-10T14:03:11-07:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Awards, Events|Tags: , , , , |

COACHELLA VALLEY RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRM, HOT PURPLE ENERGY OWNERS NATE OTTO AND DAVID HERRLINGER HONORED BY ASSEMBLY MEMBER V. MANUEL PÉREZ 56TH Assembly District Small Business of the Year “It is an honor to be recognized by the Small Business Association and by Assemblyman Pérez, who has done so much to champion renewable energy and [...]

Hot Purple Energy Donates Palm Springs Solar Stage

By |2014-07-07T14:37:06-07:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy – 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 [...]