As we approach another Independence Day, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the Independent Energy movement happening on a local and national scale. When Hot Purple Energy opened its doors over 10 years ago, we were on a mission to help our local community make the shift to… Read More »Celebrating Another Year of Energy Independence
How long will this fight for our right to solar our homes go on? Many homeowners are enjoying savings from solar, some are enjoying the freedom of having backup energy along with solar, and others are looking forward to it sometime in the future. As you sit in the AC… Read More »Defend California Rooftop Solar! Stop AB 1139!
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is making moves to potentially change the Net Energy Metering program yet again. In August of 2020, the CPUC formally commenced their proceeding to revisit the current NEM-2.0 program rules to essentially update them and develop NEM 3.0, the successor to NEM 2.0. The… Read More »NEM 3.0
Solar Tax Credit to Stay at 26% for Two More Years Last week, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID Relief package combined with a 1.4 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill providing extended funding and policy changes for several sectors this upcoming Fiscal Year (2021) bringing positive news to the renewable energy… Read More »Residential Solar Tax Credit Extended through 2023
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… Read More »SC Edison to Increase Electric Rates by 14%
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… Read More »What You Should Know About the New CCA | Desert Community Energy
The California Public Utilities Commission has released new guidelines in the California Solar Protection Guide that will protect homeowners going solar. The CPUC will now require all solar companies to upload a copy of the guide to the utility (SCE) signed by the consumer coming September 30th, 2019. Solar has… Read More »The Best Solar Resource | CPUC’s California Solar Protection Guide
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- 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 disasters.… Read More »6 Reasons to Powerwall This Fall
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… Read More »30% Solar Investment Tax Credit Coming To an End!
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?