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,… Read More »How Did Hot Purple Get Its Name?
Life Beyond Solar
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… Read More »Happy Earth Day 2016
PALM DESERT — Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez is looking for support from Coachella Valley officials and business leaders for an ambitious bill to push California utilities to procure more than half of their power from renewable resources, including geothermal energy from the Salton Sea.
Freedom Has Its Cost – Exemplified. While we are proud of our “authorized” residential and commercial affiliations with SunPower, makers of the world’s most efficient solar panel, we do have to clarify this rather misleading star rating on their website. SunPower is the only solar panel company on the market… Read More »Freedom Has Its Cost
Dear Friends, As you know by now at Hot Purple Energy we not only promote the benefits of clean energy but also the benefits of conservation. When we find something wasting energy in a client’s home we recommended treating the problem not just prescribing a larger solar cure. This is… Read More »Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer
SOLAR LEASE UPDATE As many of you have written us to tell us how much you appreciate our candor when it comes to solar leases in our Caution, Think Before you Lease Solar article we thought we should start by saying thank you for reaching out and sharing your… Read More »Think Before You Lease Solar
Originally Posted November 2011 Bounty Dear Friends: A couple of weeks ago my co-workers at HPE convinced me to go to what I believed would be the snooze fest of the year: A summit sponsored by the Palm Springs Sustainability Office headlined by a guy who has written books about… Read More »Global Warming
Originally published spring 2011 Pick Your Poison! Or just let it be picked for you! We wanted to write this month about the pitfalls of the solar lease (we know, it sounds exciting), but with all the perils in the world at the moment, we just couldn’t) The earthquake and… Read More »Pick Your Poison!
Requested by and then not published by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) in Nov 2010 Is Residential Solar Sustainable by Nate Otto As a construction professional for more than two decades I’ve witnessed my share of poor construction and business practices. Maybe I was being naive, but one of… Read More »Is Residential Solar Sustainable