A look at Project Sunroof by Google

Home Owners can now easily gauge the amount of solar need on their home using Project Sunroof. Project Sunroof is currently limited to parts of California and Massachusetts, but it should eventually reach Central Texas. How it works: Home Owners can enter their address on the Project Sunroof Website. Google will then display the amount… Continue reading →

An In-Depth Look at Solar Energy Production

Consumers need to have a good idea of how much solar energy they will be producing once they have commissioned a system. Most Solar Companies will provide a production report during the bidding phase. Most production reports will be a ball park estimate using a solar production software such as PV Watts. PV Watts is… Continue reading →

Solar Schedule for Retrofit Systems

The delivery process from quote request to the finished product. The following schedule was created to educate our Customers on the solar installation process for retrofit systems. Retrofit systems are solar pv systems that are installed on already built homes. The schedule varies depending on the size of the Solar PV System, the Utility Provider,… Continue reading →

The SMA Emergency Power Outlet

A less convenient solution to battery backup systems. The new line of SMA Sunny Boy Inverters come with an innovative new feature, the emergency power outlet. The emergency power outlet provides electricity to a single outlet when the grid is down and the sun is shining. It is important to stress the fact that the… Continue reading →

Adding Batteries to Existing Solar Power Systems

Solar PV and Batteries complement each other well. Recent advancements in technology have made solar battery systems more efficient and customizable. This is great news for consumers that are looking to purchase a Solar Battery System, but what about consumers that have already invested in a Grid-Tied Systems without batteries?  We can convert existing Grid-Tie… Continue reading →

Guide to selecting a Solar Contractor

Our guide to selecting a solar contractor is designed to simplify the bidding process. The below information will educate consumers on the solar contractor selection process:   Contents: I. Understanding the solar bidding process II. Understanding the solar construction process III. Solar Contractor Qualifications IV. The Installation Crew V. System Design VI. Common Sales Tactics to look out for: VII. Solar Contract… Continue reading →

American Made Solar Systems

Now specifying 100% American Made Solar Systems! If you are requesting a proposal from our Company, then you may notice that we specify Solar Modules that are made in America. What you may not know is that the remaining material we specify is also Made in America. We specify American Products for may reasons: The… Continue reading →

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? Sizing a Solar System

Customers always ask us, how many solar panels do i need? We take a lot of factors in consideration for sizing solar. The below information will allow potential solar consumers make an educated decision on what system size they need: What are you solar system expectations? Every HEsolar system is custom designed to fit the customer’s needs. Our… Continue reading →

New Technology and Products – InterSolar 2014

The solar industry is always evolving which is why we headed down to Intersolar 2014. Intersolar is an international trade show that provides industry specific conferences, product exhibits, and advanced training. Our main goal (besides finding some local craft brew!) was to talk to emerging energy storage vendors for our company Texas Off Grid. Day 1… Continue reading →