Solar Industry Veteran Jay Miller Says “YES” to HES Solar Team

Miller Brings Operations Expertise to HES Solar’s Skyrocketing Residential Division

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 8, 2021 – HES Solar is proud to announce that Jay Miller has joined the Residential Team as Director of Operations – Residential. Mr. Miller brings over 25 years of energy industry experience successfully driving improvement, efficiencies and growth through his varied roles in operations. With an incredible career path that stretches from a US Navy nuclear submarine to solar arrays over one megawatt in size, Mr. Miller will be a natural fit and a critical component to HES Solar’s continued increase of Southern California residential solar market share. 

Jay Miller joins HES Solar as Director of Operations ResidentialMr. Miller comes to HES Solar from his role as Director of Operations at Baker Electric in Escondido. Prior to his seven years there he held Vice President and Director positions at Independent Energy Solutions in Vista and McBride Electric in San Diego. 

The addition of Jay Miller to the residential team caps an incredible year of growth and positive change for HES Solar as it celebrates its 20th year as a top solar company. The San Diego-based energy company began 2021 with an increased residential partnership with SunPower Corp. to Master Dealer, a status conferred only after demonstrating consistently excellent system design, installation, and customer service. Also in 2021 HES Solar launched a new website, partnered with the YMCA of San Diego County in a unique effort to accelerate the complete re-opening of that great organization, and expanded its service department to adopt ‘orphaned’ solar systems left behind by solar installers no longer in business.

“2021 has just been incredible for the company on so many fronts, ” states HES Solar CEO Ross Williams. “Our residential division is growing so rapidly that it’s actually giving our commercial division a run for its money as the strongest division. I’ve always strived to get the best people to HES Solar and the addition of Jay Miller carries a value beyond just his specific role; he brings a philosophy of continual improvement and a positive energy that will inspire everyone at the company. ”

“I have been impressed with HES Solar since I first heard about them. After knowing Brad Souza, the Vice President of Residential, for several years and meeting with Ross Williams, the President, I am excited to join such a solid, growing HES Solar team in the Residential Division,” states Jay Miller. “I am certain we can bring the huge value of solar and energy storage to many, many clients in the Southern California region. I am honored to become a part of such a growing, vibrant organization as HES Solar!”

“As our residential division’s growth accelerated this year I saw that we’d need to find someone like Jay Miller to optimize the opportunity; I’m thrilled to announce we were able to bring Jay himself into the role!” said Brad Souza, HES Solar’s Vice President of Residential. “I’ve worked with Jay before so I know that his style and approach are going to enhance HES Solar’s product and customer experience. He is the perfect person to guide Operations and I’m really proud and excited to welcome him aboard.”

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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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