Solar Maintenance

Solar Protect Plus

Peace of mind that your residential solar system is delivering at its best.

From: $499.00 / year

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Our mid-tier solar service contract delivers a long list of active services and prevention measures and a big discount should any issues come up through the decades of electricity production. We’ll closely monitor your solar panels’ output as well as provide an annual preventative maintenance inspection and panel cleaning. Most issues, if they do arise, can be handled with a single service call, and one two-hour service call is included in the annual price of our Protect Plus Package home solar warranty.

Should a more intricate issue arise, our Protect Plus warranty entitles you to a discount on parts and labor (20% off labor, 10% off parts), ensures no overtime billing, and puts in writing a quick response as soon as we are alerted to any issue, whether through our remote monitoring or your reporting of a problem. With our Protect Plus Package warranty you gain peace of mind that your residential solar system is delivering at its best.

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.

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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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