Non-profit organizations have discovered what many of HES Solar’s other commercial solar clients have come to know well: When you save money with solar, your organization can pass on those savings to the public and to your members by expanding services.

HES Solar has helped multiple non-profit organizations throughout San Diego make the decision to go solar. We will guide you through cost and process challenges that may initially appear to prevent switching to renewable energy. There are options that require no up-front costs to make the switch to solar energy use and begin the savings today. Our solar experts can educate you on all the incentives available and show you why right now might be the best time to go solar in order to get the maximum benefits from all available programs for solar and solar energy storage.

At HES Solar we understand how important every financial decision is and the importance of directing expenditures toward programs that benefit your mission and members. Our solar experts are here to walk you through the process, show you the various solar energy options, chart out how much money a solar system will save you, and answer any questions you have.

In 2018 alone, HES Solar installed over 2.4 megawatts of solar on non-profit organizations like the San Diego County YMCA.

Whether it is a roof-mounted system, a solar carport, a ground mount, or an energy storage system, HES Solar has a long-standing history of providing quality projects and services to local non-profit organizations. Each system is designed to uniquely meet your organization’s energy needs, and our expertise will allow you to get the most from incentive programs such as the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The savings created by solar energy can ultimately help in continuing to provide essential resources for both your organization and your members.


Holy buildings such as churches, mosques, and synagogues can experience large financial savings when they choose to invest in solar energy. The energy cost savings from the switch to self-generated, renewable energy can be directly given back to the members of the community.

HES Solar has experience installing solar energy panels on many different types of buildings and places of worship throughout San Diego County. Churches and their congregants previously constrained by the cost and process associated with switching to renewable energy now have an easier and significantly less expensive way to go solar.


Non-Profit Tax Credit

It is important to understand that non-profit organizations do not experience the same 26% tax credit as other commercial businesses. HES Solar is here to walk you through the entire process and make sure that even without the tax incentive for non-profits your business or organization can experience an optimal amount of savings. Contact our solar experts to learn how you can get the maximum benefit out of today’s incentives and rebates.

Some of our Non-Profit solar projects include:

  • YMCA – Cameroon
  • YMCA – Jackie Robinson
  • YMCA – La Jolla
  • YMCA – McGrath
  • YMCA – Mission Valley
  • YMCA – Toby Wells
  • Copley YMCA
  • New Lincoln Acres Library
  • Covenant Presbyterian
  • Vista L Mesa Christian Church
  • Scottish Rite Hall

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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.

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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