Solar Systems


HES Solar strives to offer the highest quality solar power products to all of our clients. HES Solar has been providing high efficiency, durable solar panel systems to businesses throughout San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County for over 21 years.

Our design approach is beautifully simple: the more seamless the integration, the more reliable and efficient the result. From solar panel selection to hardware, electronics, and energy management, each component is carefully selected to interact flawlessly with the next. The results is a top quality commercial solar system that yields dramatic efficiencies and greater reliability.


HES Solar has been providing solar power to San Diego since 2001. 

In 2017 HES Solar completed installation on San Diego’s YMCA and followed that up with five more commercial-sized systems on YMCAs around San Diego.

The picture to the right shows the rooftop Commercial system and the large carport array atop the YMCA’s parking garage installed by HES Solar in 2017.

HES Solar is an innovator and first to design and build a Virtual Net Metering system.

HES Solar was the first to bring the flexibility and independence of micro-grid technology to two major Southern California territories.

HES Solar was the first SunPower partner to install a SunPower Commercial Helix solar panel system.


Multi-family solar installed on steep roof, one of dozens of arrays at a large multi-family complex during construcion

HES Solar has over 20 years worth of expertise and experience designing and installing commercial solar systems in Southern California. We will select the best solar panels, energy storage systems, hardware, and energy management programs to create and construct your ideal energy production and management system. 

We pick from the top component and hardware providers including SunPower® / Maxeon® solar panels. The Maxeon-designed panels provide a seamless surface that captures more sunlight thanks to its innovative back-contact design. 


Solar systems on rooftops of a large multi-family community
Top solar installers building a commercial solar system in San Diego County

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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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