Who Is HPE2020-07-17T16:00:30-07:00

Hot Purple Energy (HPE) is a full service energy company providing long-term energy solutions and education to the Coachella Valley.

At HPE, we combine decades of general contractor expertise with a commitment to customer satisfaction that is second to none in order to provide our clients with a level of workmanship, integrity and service.


A HPE solar system is not merely the sum of its components – the HPE difference is how the system and its components are installed. Our integration crew includes licensed general contractors and electricians, journeyman electricians, carpenters, roofers and drywallers.

HPE only uses the best components available and specifically designs its solar systems to withstand the desert’s extreme temperatures and to save our customers tens of thousands of dollars’ in the long term.

More Than Solar Solutions – Comprehensive Energy Solutions

While solar is certainly part of a comprehensive energy solution for many customers, it is not the only solution and it is not always the most appropriate solution. For example, say you were using an outdated and wasteful HVAC system, we would rather see you replace your HVAC than install solar panels that would be working to offset your inefficient HVAC.

At HPE we want to put you in control of your energy future, which requires more than one-dimensional solutions, it requires multi-dimensional energy solutions that take into account both the consumption and the production sides of the equation.

When it comes to energy solutions, one size does not fit all. HPE is a design-oriented company that will tailor its systems to provide the greatest return without offending your property’s pre-existing aesthetic. Whether you would benefit from rooftop or carport mounted arrays, or whether you want to purchase or finance a system, HPE provides solutions that comprehensively address your energy, financial, and aesthetic needs. HPE’s mark can be seen (or, as the case may be, not seen) throughout the Coachella Valley on buildings including that of the College of the Desert, Las Casuelas Terraza, The Cole Hotel, multiple midcentury estates as well as in new developments like the Morrison, Escena and Monte Sereno to name a few.

Beyond Solar

Our commitment is primarily to our clients and providing the best energy solution but also to our community as a whole. Energy is one of the many ways that binds us all together and we are proud to be a trusted Coachella Valley energy and community resource that has participated in hundreds of non-profit events since we opened our doors. We have worked to raise awareness and funds for Skin Cancer Awareness projects, as well as community foundations including The Desert Cancer Foundation, Desert Arc, The American Heart Association, The AIDS Assistance Program, The Living Desert, and The Palm Springs Animal Shelter to name a few….

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
We look forward to helping you no matter where you are in your energy process.

Solar Panel Installers | Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Cathedral City,
Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree



Solar Articles

Celebrating Another Year of Energy Independence

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Politics, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Defend California Rooftop Solar! Stop AB 1139!

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: News, Politics, Residential Solar, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

NEM 3.0

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: News, Solar|

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 [...]

Residential Solar Tax Credit Extended through 2023

By |December 29th, 2020|Categories: News, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

SC Edison to Increase Electric Rates by 14%

By |April 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 [...]

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

By |March 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 Best Solar Resource | CPUC’s California Solar Protection Guide

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

6 Reasons to Powerwall This Fall

By |August 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 [...]

30% Solar Investment Tax Credit Coming To an End!

By |August 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 [...]

Hot Purple Energy Now a Tesla Powerwall Installer

By |July 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 [...]

Desert R.A.T.S. Field Day at Hot Purple Energy

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Kilowatt Wednesday NBC Palm Springs

By |April 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 [...]

Batteries On the Rise

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar, Solar Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hot Purple Energy Now a Tesla Powerwall Installer 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 [...]

SCE Strikes Again With New TOU Rate Structure

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Residential Solar, TOU Rate Structure|Tags: , , , , , |

This coming March, Southern California Edison will be implementing a new rate structure for all new solar customers. Thankfully with solar prices coming down and with energy storage as an option, solar remains a good [...]

Mistakes You Want To Avoid When Purchasing Solar

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Residential Solar|Tags: , |

Solar is a very unique Home Improvement. It is an investment in your home that yields dividends annually; it is not just adding comfort to your lifestyle. This is the twist where things can [...]

What Should I Expect at my Solar Appointment?

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Residential Solar|Tags: , , |

“I have finally set my appointment. Now, what do I do?” If your Account Rep has not confirmed your appointment with you, we recommend you call them to do so either the week of [...]

Save Oswit Canyon! WE ARE 90% THERE!

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

UPDATE: ENOUGH FUNDING WAS RAISED TO SAVE OSWIT CANYON IN 2019 Oswit Canyon is the home and source of water for thousands of species, including birds, the endangered bighorn sheep, and many desert plants. This [...]

What Makes Hot Purple Energy Different?

By |July 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 [...]