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HES Solar is a local, family owned and operated, full-service solar company that was established in San Diego in 2001. Since our founding, our main focus has been to share the financial and environmental benefits of solar renewable energy with both residential and commercial clients. Our solar experts use the best quality solar arrays from SunPower to provide energy systems that are designed for durability and results. We also use SunPower and Tesla for battery storage to provide maximum energy storage for your home, business, or electric vehicles. All of our installers are certified by SunPower, Tesla, Enphase, and BYD and we don’t subcontract our installations. We are committed to customer satisfaction and provide top-tier support to all of our customers. We specialize in turn-key implementation of money-saving alternatives to utility power that includes design, installation, and monitoring:
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Mr. Ziadeh grew up in Illinois, spent several years living in Jordan, then moved to San Diego as a teenager where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. After gaining experience in the automotive industry as well as the pharmaceutical industry, he joined HES Solar in early 2023. He enjoys being a part of providing energy that reduces business costs and impact on the environment through his role in the solar industry. When he’s not analyzing energy usage, designing solar systems, or preparing commercial proposals you can find Mr. Ziadeh playing basketball or adding to his wristwatch collection. His long-term personal goal is to visit as many countries as possible before reaching the age of 50.
Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Cosmo moved to California in 2011 for college and never wanted to leave. Mr. Cosmo joined HES Solar’s Commercial division in 2021 with five years of previous solar industry experience as an engineer and project manager, and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo. His education and experience inform him in solar and energy storage analysis, technical sales, and business development strategies. His goal is to facilitate solar growth while improving clients’ bottom line, boosting sustainable development, and encouraging decarbonization through infrastructure investment. Mr. Cosmo is a LEED Green Associate and holds an EIT (Engineer in Training) license. He leads a minimalist lifestyle and can often be found with a surfboard under his feet or a backpack over his shoulders.
Mr. Bojorquez joined HES Solar as a Senior Project Manager in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix, NABCEP certification, and six years of solar industry experience in Southern California. By the Summer of 2022 Mr. Bojorquez was promoted to the leadership role of Manager of Operations of the Residential division where he’s grown the team, increased efficiencies, and improved the customer experience. Driven to change the way the world produces and uses energy one house at a time, Mr. Bojorquez takes great satisfaction in seeing families use solar power and home batteries to break free of dependence on utility-provided energy. His vision is to see every solar system paired with a home battery to bring complete energy independence to HES Solar customers. When not at HES Solar, Mr. Bojorquez enjoys and values spending time with his wife and young son.
Mr. Tucker, AKA Tako, grew up in Mexico and moved to Missouri where he graduated from high school and additionally earned a diploma in accounting. From there he moved to California before returning to Mexico to study Electromechanical Engineering. In 2017 Mr. Tucker joined HES Solar in the Commercial division and steadily and quickly rose from Installer to Roof Lead to his current role as Residential Construction Manager. Mr. Tucker, who goes by “Tako” with not only his crew but all co-workers and friends, ensures solid and precise alignment to every array, optimized integration for every inverter, ideal placement of each home storage system, and an efficient layout and installation of all electrical conduit and wiring. Mr. Tucker keeps his crews moving quickly and efficiently to match company growth as HES Solar systems power increasingly more and more homes and businesses across Southern California.
Mr. Marta comes to HES Solar from the automotive industry. After seven years in auto sales, working from salesman, through finance management and up to sales manager, Mr. Marta brought his sales leadership experience to HES Solar in 2022. A San Diego native since birth, Mr. Marta saw the solar industry’s growth and was elated to join HES Solar in its 21st year of bringing renewable energy and energy freedom to homeowners. Mr. Marta takes great satisfaction in creating outstanding customer experiences with products that protect the planet. When not building the solar team, he spends time with his daughter and cheers on his favorite teams, the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Chargers… Yes, that’s what he calls them still even after moving up to LA.
Mr. Shemai joined HES Solar and helped accelerate the company’s strong 2021 growth. He grew up in Cincinnati and doubled-majored at Ohio State University in Business Marketing and Spanish Literature. Mr. Shemai stepped from the university commencement ceremony in Ohio almost directly onto the beach sand of San Diego in 2007. He has worked in the corporate world while also following his entrepreneurial drive in 2012 by creating and growing an active wear company with designs based on and inspired by the culture of Thailand. Mr. Shemai has been a sales consultant for fourteen years; applying that experience to the solar industry gives him great satisfaction by bringing the financial and environmental benefits of solar to more homes. When Mr. Shemai isn’t helping families plan and design their ideal solar system, he can be found surfing, sailing, climbing, running, SUPing, snowboarding or even playing the musical instrument “the hand pan.”
Mr. Burton grew up in San Diego and earned a Bachelors of Arts in History from San Francisco State University. He joined HES Solar during and then contributed to the company’s strong 2022 growth. Mr. Burton brought both solar sales and solar project coordination experience to his energy consultant role at HES Solar. This background strengthens Mr. Burton’s knowledge of home solar’s benefits as well as each stage of a solar project’s installation. Mr. Burton enjoys meeting new people and speaking in-depth about renewable energy production. His goals are to maximize energy cost savings and lower non-renewable energy use as part of moving America’s energy consumption toward zero emissions. When not helping put more solar panels under the San Diego sun, Mr. Burton enjoys rock climbing or watching the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco 49ers.
Mr. Shekleton grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/Graphic Arts/Advertising from the University of Wisconsin. Visits to his grandparents in Carlsbad planted the idea of living in Southern California, and he moved to San Diego in 2005. Mr. Shekleton was a working electrician before focusing on solar design and installation. He joined HES Solar in 2022 with an electrician’s NABCEP certification and ten years of solar experience under his toolbelt. He enjoys explaining not only the benefits of solar but how PV solar actually converts sunlight into electricity. He’s created events designed to educate homeowners on solar and continues to promote the benefits of the renewable energy source. When not talking about electrons or electric bills, Mr. Shekleton can be spotted surfing the San Diego coastline or further north enjoying the beauty of Yosemite.
Mr. Sinkiewicz grew up in Southern California and earned his Bachelor degree in Psychology at The University of California, Riverside before settling down in San Diego. He joined the solar industry in 2017 after seeing the benefit of solar to all homeowners and as an industry full of opportunity and growth. After five years repairing, re-designing, or resolving solar system issues, Mr. Sinkiewicz brought his experience to HES Solar in the Spring of 2022. He helms the Service department as the residential and commercial Solar Specialist where he schedules, dispatches, manages and grows the Service team. Mr. Sinkiewicz is highly organized and dedicated to finding the perfect solution to any solar issue, whether with an HES Solar system or with a system from another installer. When not answering questions to solar system owners he can be found with his family, and oftentimes at a concert. He is an avid gamer and his favorite video game has been Minecraft since the beta came out.
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.