Solar Panel Installation by the Hoffman Brothers
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.
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Use the form below or call 512-921-6763 to schedule a Free Consultation.
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
Solar Installation Types
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.
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Austin Solar Panel Installation
Introduction to Solar:
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.
Track EVERY Solar Panel w/ Online Solar Monitoring
Module Level Monitoring is included in every HESOLAR installation!
Rebate & Billing Information
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
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Update Dec. 29, 2019: After a few months using our new solar system and evaluating the power output and storage, we decided to add 12 Panasonic solar panels @340W and one extra Tesla PowerWall 2 battery. Again, Derrick listened to our needs and provided the most elegant solution for the install. Since we suspected our storage needs will increase during the first install with 2 PowerWall 2 Tesla batteries, the Hoffman brothers had the foresight to build the battery concrete slab for 3 batteries. Made it easy to install the 3rd one. Furthermore, our original SolarEdge inverter would clip at around 10KW production or so while we were producing up to 14KW. Derrick had a great solution, he offered to swap the original inverter for a bigger new one for a reasonable price rather than wasting the one we had. We now rarely have to depend on the grid (PEC) and once we have 100% battery storage power during the day, we can make it on batteries overnight easily. We highly recommend the Hoffman brothers, Derrick and Eric and their professional crew. As usual, they came by on time, they had all the necessary material and equipment needed, did a stellar install and thorough cleanup at the end. Oh, how much we appreciate professionals who love their job, take pride and ownership of the job and charge an honest and fair price. Thank you.
Tax breaks and utility company discounts pay about 60% of the initial cost. HESolar has my highest recommendation!