Local Family Company.Craftsmanship and Expertise you can only get from Master Electricians. Owner's Eric & Derrick Hoffman work direct w/ every customer.
Qualified.Both are Licensed Master Electricians, NABCEP Certified Solar Installers, LEED AP's, and Local Austin Natives. The Hoffman brothers specialize in Solar Panel Installation, Energy Storage, and EV Charging.
The Hoffman Brothers are 2nd generation Master Electricians - We are LOCAL to Austin Texas!
A Licensed Master Electrician will be present AT ALL TIMES during the solar panel installation
We also guarantee a NABCEP Solar Professional will be On-Site AT ALL TIMES for your project.
We compare 2019's top solar panels side by side to make sure you get the best: Solar Panels Compared
The most common solar panel installation in Austin TX is on Composition Shingle roofs.
Solar Racking attaches directly to metal roof seams, requiring NO roof penetrations!
We use premium solar flashing that is designed and engineered for tile roofs.
Solar Panels can be installed on the ground if your lot is large enough.
How Solar Works:
Solar Power utilizes the Photovoltaic (PV) Process, where electricity is created when the panels are exposed to sunlight. Solar Inverters push the generated solar energy into our homes electrical. Learn More
Solar Installation Cost & Size:
How much does solar cost? What size system do I need? Our Solar Panel Cost page shows the average solar installation cost in Austin TX for common solar system sizes.
Federal Tax Credit
A 26% Tax Credit is available for the entire system cost until December 31, 2020. Taxable Income is needed to apply the credit. Use IRS Form 5695 and Consult a licensed CPA to check your eligibility.
Property Tax Incentive
Texas Law prevents a Property Tax increase on the value of your Solar Power System.
Electric Companies have their own incentives and billing structures for Solar Owners. Austin Energy Information can be found below.
You will have many options when it comes to solar panels. Visit our Solar Panels Compared page to see how 2018’s latest Solar Panels stack up!
3 types of Solar Inverters are common in the Austin Solar Market. We display the pros and cons of each on our Solar Inverters page.
Module Level Monitoring is included in every HESOLAR installation!
Residential Solar Rebate:
AE has a flat rate rebate of $2500. The Solar Panel Installation will have to comply with guidelines and the home owner will be required to participate in an online solar education course. The quiz is under an hour and well worth the rebate! HESOLAR will assist with all Solar Austin Energy Rebate documents… we make the process of going solar easy.
Austin Energy Billing:
(Very Important!) Austin Energy has a different billing structure than surrounding utilities. They use your existing electrical meter and add a solar meter. Your solar meter will keep track of solar production and apply the Value of Solar rate to solar production.
AE Value of Solar Rate:
This is the rate that AE will credit your solar energy production. The current Residential rate is $0.097/kWh and will be in place until 2021. You can check the current rate on the AE Solar Solutions Page.
Paying in full is the cheapest way to purchase to solar. If you need to finance your solar system then we recommend using Velocity Credit Union if you are an Austin Energy Customer. We Can Help: The Hoffman Brothers make the rebate process simple. HESOLAR includes Rebate, Permitting, and HOA assistance in their pricing. If you live in Austin but do not have Austin Energy as an electric provider then we can help. Visit our PEC and/or Bluebonnet page for solar information with these utilities. Ready to Start? Get a FREE Quote