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?
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… Read More »Hot Purple Energy Now a Tesla Powerwall Installer
The Public Record on Desert R.A.T.S Field Day Hot Purple Energy had the honor of having the Desert R.A.T.S host their annual Field Day at Studio E this past weekend! Hot Purple provided Solar Power for the RATS’ radio field day exercise which is a challenge for Hams to go… Read More »Desert R.A.T.S. Field Day at Hot Purple Energy