HES Solar Receives San Diego Favorite Distinction

Union-Tribune Best Of Honor

Longtime San Diego Solar Company Honored By Union-Tribune Readers

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 22, 2021 – HES Solar is proud to share that it has been selected as a San Diego Favorite in the Solar category by the readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. This honor comes just months after the company was announced as the SunPower Commercial Dealer of the Year and coincides with the company’s heightened partnership increase to a SunPower Master Dealer. 

HES Solar, headquartered in Mission Valley and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, specializes in solar, battery and elecric vehicle (EV) charging station installations for commercial and residential clients. HES Solar has recently introduced the expansion of its service division, which partners the top solar company with home solar system owners regardless of brand or installation company. The service department recently announced home solar warranties as a cost-effective way for San Diego homeowners to optimize and better manage their energy production and management.

“We’re honored to be selected as one of San Diego’s Favorite Solar companies,” said Ross Williams, HES Solar’s CEO. “We are grateful that the participants of the Union-Tribune Readers Poll encouraged their family and friends to nominate our renewable energy company for the San Diego’s BEST award.”

To learn more about HES Solar and how solar can benefit your home or business, please visit the company’s website at www.hessolar.com.

 About HES Solar

HES Solar, formerly known as Home Energy Systems, is a local, family-owned and operated, full-service solar company established in San Diego in 2001. The innovative company uses the best quality solar equipment by SunPower to create residential and commercial energy systems that are optimized for durability and performance. HES is also an Enphase Encharge certified installer, Tesla Powerwall and Megapack certified installer as well as an EV charging station installer. HES is committed to customer satisfaction from Chula Vista to Poway to Murrieta and provides top-tier support as more clients gain energy independence through renewable, money-saving alternatives to utility power.


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Net Energy Metering 3.0 (NEM 3.0) is the incoming law created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The new tariffs and fees will impact both residential and commercial solar systems built in California. 

As this notice is posted in November of 2022, the Proposed Decision from the CPUC outlining the proposed NEM 3.0 terms is expected soon. This comes after a year’s delay. Once the new agreement is finalized and passed into law, there will exist a designation of the deadline under which new systems will continue to qualify for NEM 2.0 rates. 

The new NEM 3.0 rates will be designed to lower the value of electricity during the daytime hours, when solar is producing, and increase the value of electricity during the evening hours, when solar homes and businesses purchase electricity. In short, NEM 3.0 will create a “sell low, buy high” proposition to new solar system owners. 

To Californians looking to install a solar system on their home or commercial building, the NEM 2.0 rates will be preferred. As of this post, the solar industry does not know the details of how different the NEM 3.0 rates will be from the NEM 2.0 rates. 

Please use the HES Solar website as a resource to learn more, and please take our offer to speak with an HES Solar Energy Consultant at no obligation.

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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.
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