HPE Now Carrying Generac Home Backup Generators

By |2020-06-30T12:44:21-07:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: News, Off-Grid Solar, Solar Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy is excited to share that we are now carrying Generac home backup generators. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Generac has been manufacturing backup power generators for over 50 years and has become the world’s largest provider of residential backup generators. At Hot Purple, we pride ourselves on carrying several products to offer custom solutions. [...]

SC Edison to Increase Electric Rates by 14%

By |2020-06-22T09:58:13-07:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Southern California Edison (SCE), the electric utility who services 14 million people across Southern California including most of the Coachella Valley filed an application through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in August of 2019 to increase their electric utility rates by 14% to customers in 2021 that would net a 20.5% increase in SCE’s [...]

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

By |2020-03-13T16:21:48-07:00March 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 [...]

30% Solar Investment Tax Credit Coming To an End!

By |2019-12-21T21:07:38-08:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: FAQ, Residential Solar, Solar, Solar Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For anyone who has been considering solar for their home, the clock is ticking if you’re looking to get the biggest return on your investment. The federal solar investment tax credit associated with the installation of solar & storage on your home is going to be stepping down at the end of the 2019 year.  [...]

Hot Purple Energy Now a Tesla Powerwall Installer

By |2020-06-02T11:49:38-07:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy is thrilled to announce we are now an official Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.  The Tesla Powerwall is one of the most widely used battery storage systems in homes and businesses, and we are thrilled to be adding it to our battery options to bring whole-home energy backup while mitigating costs to the [...]

Kilowatt Wednesday NBC Palm Springs

By |2019-12-21T21:12:07-08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy has been selected by NBC to do a series of mini-shows on Solar and more. The series titled Kilowatt Wednesday will air on NBC Palm Springs every Wednesday at approximately 6:15 am for an estimated six weeks. Kilowatt Wednesday is intended to provide knowledge on key components of Solar, Energy Efficiencies, [...]

Batteries On the Rise

By |2020-06-19T10:57:27-07:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar, Solar Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As TOU rates change, energy storage is becoming a more attractive investment when paired with a solar system. By adding an energy storage system (battery), one can power certain portions of their home indefinitely regardless of the availability of grid power. Much like solar, as battery technology continues to develop, we are becoming able to [...]

What Makes Hot Purple Energy Different?

By |2019-12-16T15:47:30-08:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: 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 |2018-07-05T11:56:28-07:00July 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 |2019-08-01T15:58:13-07:00June 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 [...]

SOLAR SERVICE FAQ

By |2018-02-27T11:25:32-08:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Commercial Solar, Off-Grid Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , |

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 |2020-04-27T16:07:57-07:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Commercial Solar, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT

By |2017-11-11T20:58:46-08:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , |

> >Renewed at the end of 2015, the current Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit expires December 31, 2019. The Federal Tax Credit is a flat 30% of the system price to be credited towards your Federal Tax Liability in the year the system was interconnected and/or spread out over 5 years of tax returns if [...]

Energy Savings Tips

By |2018-02-27T11:26:31-08:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Off-Grid Solar, Residential Solar, Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , |

> >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 101

By |2019-12-24T06:51:37-08:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , , , |

SOLAR 101 The Solar Opportunity Owning a rooftop solar power plant represents a fundamental shift in the way you power your home or business. In short, you produce your own electricity every day rather than solely buying it from your Utility Company via the Electric Grid. As Electric Grid Energy [...]

SOLAR FAQ

By |2018-02-27T11:26:48-08:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: FAQ, Solar, Solar 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 |2017-09-28T16:38:11-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Solar|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]