HES Solar Honored with 2021 SunPower Regional Residential Dealer of the Year Award

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Local solar company recognized for Exceptional Service and Leadership 

HES Solar announced it has been awarded the 2021 Regional Residential Dealer of the Year at the 2022 SunPower Dealer Conference in San Diego. SunPower, a leading residential solar technology and energy services provider, honors dealers annually for consistently putting customers first while demonstrating exceptional industry knowledge and leadership. 

HES Solar has been a SunPower dealer since 2007 and has added over 25 million watts of solar power to customers in Southern California since 2001. This SunPower honor reflects HES Solar’s focus on providing the best quality  products, installation and customer experience. In 2021, HES Solar’s residential division doubled its installations and approached the annual number of kilowatts installed of the company’s strong commercial solar division. The residential division is focused on San Diego County customers and recently has expanded east into Riverside County and north into Orange County. 

“It’s a great honor to receive this important SunPower award,” said Brad Souza, Vice President of Residential. “Our numbers certainly show a great year, and we put customer satisfaction as job one. So it’s really gratifying to get the recognition of exactly that from the top solar company in the world. I worked at SunPower for many years so I know all the factors that this award represents. It gives it that much additional satisfaction to be on the receiving end of this designation.”

“SunPower dealers are known for their craftsmanship, quality and know-how,” said Tony Garzolini, head of sales at SunPower. “I’m inspired by the work of those that go especially above and beyond to show just how beautiful solar can be.” 

About SunPower  

Headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, SunPower is a leading Distributed Generation Storage and Energy Services provider in North America. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption and resiliency during power outages while providing cost savings to homeowners. 

For more information, visit www.sunpower.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 and energy storage equipment by SunPower to create residential and commercial energy systems that are optimized for durability and performance. HES is also a Tesla Powerwall, Powerpack, and Megapack certified installer as well as a ChargePoint 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. The company continues to create more California jobs and spread the use of solar energy throughout the state.  


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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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