Labor Rates

Labor rates from our San Diego Solar Company

Wondering, ‘Who repairs solar in San Diego?’ HES Solar can handle any problem with home solar or commercial solar. Our trained, certified, and experienced technicians and electricians are ready to diagnose any solar system; we’ll get your solar panel repair handled and your system producing to its full potential. Whether you are having solar monitoring issues and questions or need a solar panel repair or replacement, HES Solar is your complete service solution. 

Here are our department’s rates for our San Diego service area. We will handle any solar system repair regardless of brand or installer, provided the system was permitted when installed. If your original solar installer has gone out of business, let us be your energy partner and get your system running perfectly.

Laborer– Rate $50 an hour usually assisting Techs, sometimes washes panels.

Level I Tech -Rate, $75 an hour. Electrical Apprentice with Sunpower Certification. They usually assist the level 2-4 level Techs. also perform low voltage work such as Internet and monitoring troubleshooting.

Level II Tech – Rate, $100 an hour. Electrical Apprentice with Sunpower Advanced Certification with 3+ yrs experience. Performs common repairs and diagnosis.

Level III Tech – Rate, $125 an hour. Journeyman Electrician with Sunpower Advanced Certification plus a NABCEP Certification and/or 5+ years experience. Performs advanced electrical repairs and diagnosis. 

Level IV Tech – Rate, $150 an hour. Journeyman Electrician with Sunpower Advanced Certification plus a NABCEP Certification and/or 7+ years experience.
Performs advanced electrical repairs and diagnosis, usually on commercial.
 
*We have a $75 truck roll fee (San Diego County Only).
*One hour min. then time gets rounded up to the nearest 15 min. 

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NET ENERGY METERING 3.0 INFORMATION

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.

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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