HES Solar Recognized with 2021 Intelegant Award for Commercial Solar Design

Commercial Solar by HES Solar for Mor Furniture in Murrieta California

San Diego solar company recognized for Exceptionally Deployed Commercial Solar Project in Murrieta, California

HES Solar’s commercial solar division was recently honored for smart and sleek solar design with the 2021 SunPower Regional Intelegant Award – West. This unique, annual award recognizes intelligent and elegant integration of solar components and technology into commercial and residential solar systems. The award was conveyed at the 2022 SunPower Dealer Conference & Expo in San Diego, California on Thursday, March 29, 2022. 

HES Solar’s commercial division has led the industry with innovation including the first virtual net metering system commissioned by SDG&E, early micro-grid solar + storage commercial systems in Indio and Carpinteria, and top-tier custom commercial systems throughout Southern California. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of what the commercial division has accomplished recently,” said Ross Williams, HES Solar CEO. “Last year we received the highest SunPower honor, the National Commercial Dealer of the Year Award. To follow that up with an Intelegant award for our design and execution is incredibly gratifying. I know how much hard work we put into designing and delivering the best solar system for each client’s needs, and it’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for that.” 

“Our dealers live and breathe solar, are deeply ingrained in their local markets, and share SunPower’s value of ensuring every customer is provided an incredible experience as they transition to renewable energy,” said Tony Garzolini, head of sales at SunPower. “We congratulate our award-winning dealers who exemplify these qualities and look forward to our continued work helping more homeowners realize the many benefits of solar.”  

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.


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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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