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 in Select Cities: Desert Community Energy

By | 2018-07-05T11:56:28+00:00 July 5th, 2018|News, Politics, Solar Finance|

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 | 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 [...]

SOLAR FAQ

By | 2018-02-27T11:26:48+00:00 September 13th, 2017|FAQ, Solar, Solar 101|

What is Solar Power?Solar Power is way of collecting, monetizing, and using the Energy from the sun.How do solar panels work?Thin wafers of semi-conductor material, usually silicon, are laid out in a grid that are then sandwiched inside the protective glass and frame of each Photovoltaic aka Solar Panel. When the sun’s rays hit the [...]

SCE High Usage Charge Notice: The 400% Letter

By | 2017-09-28T16:38:11+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Events, Solar|

DON'T PANIC IT'S JUST SCE MOVING THE GOAL POSTS We have received several calls and emails from clients and neighbors concerned over a letter they received from Southern California Edison stating that their usage is 400% above the allowed baseline usage level and that they will now be charged a High Usage Charge. It’s important [...]