What Makes Hot Purple Energy Different?

By | 2018-07-20T16:46:20+00:00 July 20th, 2018|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 | 2018-07-05T13:02:53+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News, Residential Solar, Solar|

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 of you who live outside of Rancho Mirage this will have no immediate effect on your electric service provided by SCE—Southern California Edison but for those of [...]

SOLAR SERVICE FAQ

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

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 [...]

THE COST OF SOLAR

By | 2018-07-11T14:56:03+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Commercial Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|

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 [...]

Energy Savings Tips

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

> >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 [...]

Alta Verde Group Heralds New Era With All-Solar Developments

By | 2018-02-26T19:43:20+00:00 January 6th, 2014|News, Residential Solar|

Rancho Mirage, CA, May 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Andrew Adler, CEO of Beverly Hills based developer, Alta Verde Group, has a new take on solar options for homes. Simply put, he says, “They’re not an option.” The company has positioned its brand over the last several years to augment their renowned architectural projects. Now [...]

Think Before You Lease Solar

By | 2018-02-27T11:23:58+00:00 June 5th, 2012|Life Beyond Solar, Residential Solar|

  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 thoughts.  But despite our warnings, [...]

Is Residential Solar Sustainable

By | 2018-02-27T11:24:13+00:00 June 2nd, 2012|Life Beyond Solar, Residential Solar|

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 my hopes when moving my [...]

Get Serious About Renewable Energy

By | 2018-02-27T11:24:29+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Life Beyond Solar, Off-Grid Solar, Residential Solar|

Originally Posted October 2010 Hi friends, Sorry this month’s the letter is so late. I was originally planning on hitting you with the hard sell and direct you to our new web site, blog and Facebook and tell you why now is the time to get off the pot and get serious about renewable energy [...]