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Hot Purple Energy: A Bright Spot In Solar Power And The Community

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Hot Purple Energy is more than just a leader in providing alternative energy in the form of commercial and residential solar installations. They are advocates for sustainable living, involved community partners, and dedicated to making the progression to alternative energy interesting and fun.

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Giving back to the local community is part of the company’s culture and mission – but they do so with a twist. Through its involvement with local organizations, Hot Purple Energy (HPE) demonstrates that one can have an entertaining lifestyle and still be sustainable.

“We are a unique company in that we are not just about selling solar panels,” said Nate Otto, President of Hot Purple Energy. “It’s an integral part of our company culture to educate the community on alternative energy sources and at the same time prove that being sustainable is not about sacrifice, but instead its and added bonus.

For example, the company is proud of its HPE All Star Band which keeps a full schedule, donating time and talent to various non-profit causes across the valley. Staff and local musicians make up the jazz band, which has expanded its repertoire to play a variety of music. So what does a band have to do with sustainable living?  The HPE All Star Band uses no electricity and is run by their HPE “solarator,” a quiet, solar powered portable generator, complete with solar panels.

Throughout the year, HPE has donated more than $7,500 worth of entertainment to local charities and events including providing music for the Palm Canyon Theater, The Living Desert’s Brew at the Zoo, Desert Contractors Association, Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Rancho Mirage Women’s Club, Desert Sampler, and the Desert Woman’s Show, to name a few. The company also provided the stage lighting and donated a solar system to the Desert AIDS Project annual gala fundraiser.

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