Solar Panel Installation by the Hoffman Brothers

Hoffman Brothers at a solar panel installation in Austin Texas

Local Family Company.

Craftsmanship and Expertise you can only get from Master Electricians. Owner's Eric & Derrick Hoffman work direct w/ every customer.


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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Local Family

The Hoffman Brothers are 2nd generation Master Electricians - We are LOCAL to Austin Texas!

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Master Guarantee

A Licensed Master Electrician will be present AT ALL TIMES during the solar panel installation

Derrick Hoffman displaying his NABCEP Solar Installer Certificate

NABCEP Guarantee

We also guarantee a NABCEP Solar Professional will be On-Site AT ALL TIMES for your project.

Panasonic solar panels 330 watt and 320 watt black

Premium Materials

We compare 2019's top solar panels side by side to make sure you get the best: Solar Panels Compared

Solar Installation Types

Solar Austin - solar panel installation on an asphalt shingle roof

Asphalt Shingles

The most common solar panel installation in Austin TX is on Composition Shingle roofs.

All black solar panel installation on a black metal roof in Austin

Metal Roofs

Solar Racking attaches directly to metal roof seams, requiring NO roof penetrations!

Solar Austin example of solar panels installed on a Spanish Tile roof

Tile Roofs

We use premium solar flashing that is designed and engineered for tile roofs.

Custom ground mounted solar panels installed by HESOLAR in Austin TX

Ground Mounts

Solar Panels can be installed on the ground if your lot is large enough.

Energy Storage

Learn how Batteries work with Solar

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.

Utility Incentives

Electric Companies have their own incentives and billing structures for Solar Owners. Austin Energy Information can be found below.

Solar Panels:

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!

Solar Inverters:

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.

Online Monitoring

Track EVERY Solar Panel w/ Online Solar Monitoring

online monitoring for Austin solar panels

Module Level Monitoring is included in every HESOLAR installation!

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Austin Energy

Rebate & Billing Information

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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.

Solar Financing:

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

Austin Solar Installation Comparison

HESOLAR VS The Other Guys

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Solar Panel 25 Yr Warranty
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Solar Inverter 25 Yr Warranty
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Workmanship 25 Yr Warranty
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Module Level Monitoring
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HESOLAR - Customer Experiences

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16:21 22 Feb 18
Derrick and the team were fantastic to work with. They provided tons of information and had a no pressure sales attitude. From design to installation and post sales support, there was nothing that I absolutely was not pleased with. 5 Months now, post install, I am tremendously satisfied with the system and the results. I recommend them to anyone that is interested in solar generation now.

Scott McCormack
22:52 09 Dec 17
Eric and Derrick were an absolute pleasure to work with. They work closely with you to define what you want installed and consult with you along the way to review implementation. They are prompt and respectful of your time. High quality job with lots of attention to detail. All around excellent experience and support from consultation to overview of implementation and usage and everything in between. Well done guys! Highly recommend!!

Joan Bohls
14:34 07 Dec 17
Great guys to work with! Definitely recommend this company. I got 4 quotes and this was best and local on top of it. Before doing solar be sure and check where the headquarters are located because lots of companies in California just hire local contractors.

Richard Wood
03:58 07 Dec 17
Eric was very quick and flexible with design of an efficient system. The computer simulations provided during the design process were very helpful in allowing us to envision the final product. Both Eric and Derrick were onsite for a very efficient installation. They worked with our HOA to obtain building permission, no hassle for us. The array works perfectly and looks good. Highly recommended.

Timothy Leija
20:40 22 Sep 17
These guys are the best, it’s not a debate. I looked at all the approved companies and HE Solar gave the best price, hands down offered the best panels, are clearly experts in their field, quick turnaround times, hassle free, and a great pleasure to work with. If you really get down into the quality of the panel, business practices, quality of work, integrity of the company, and compare HE Solar to others, you can see how HE Solar utterly destroys the competition. Check out the PTC rating of your panels.

Anoop Gulati
21:57 21 May 17
Multiple rebates, a staggering variety of options for solar systems & the complexity of grid-tie (or offline) solutions can all make Solar adoption a daunting task.Derrick & the crew at HE Solar took care of everything possible & made solar adoption a breeze.I 100% recommend HE Solar for all your solar needs!More detailed review below.HE Solar was one of the 7 local PV installers I reached out to get preliminary quotes. Derrick responded within a day asking the basic questions about my expectations and went on to schedule an on-site visit to discuss further details. Derrick was very through with explaining all the possible options, technical specifications and warranties associated with the products. The quote provided was simple, straight forward. No complicated (& inflated) retail price(s) followed by “special” discounts.HE Solar provided the most competitive (estimated) price for a PV system with either LG 320W & SP 327W PV panels.All initial correspondence occurred late Nov. 2016 and Derrick was professional (& honest) to suggest postponing installation until Oncor releases 2017 rebate details.I was not pushed to put any cash down in advance to “lock-in” my chance to get the Oncor rebate.Derrick reached out mid-Jan with a fresh quote, once again beating all other quotes.Apart from signing a few Oncor & HoA forms, the whole engagement was a breeze as Derrick took care of it all, with regular updates!Installation was completed per the agreed upon schedule.Derrick was present during installation and all the crew members were very professional.Derrick was on-point with updates once again during the wait for the interconnection agreement to complete.One more system walk through was provided while commissioning the system and a followup call was scheduled to go over the web portal monitoring.I’m glad I decided to work with HE Solar.

Cheryl Samiee
02:05 25 Mar 17
Everybody was friendly and they seem to have a great business ethic. In other words, they worked hard, did a great job, and cleaned up every night before leaving. I would definitely recommend them.

Michael Cicchella
22:11 03 Mar 17
I hired HE Solar to install solar panels on our town home in the Mueller Neighborhood. Derrick, his brother and the rest of the crew did a great job. They provided good information during the sales process to help us make our decision the the execution of the installation was done timely and professionally. I would strongly recommend them if you are considering installing solar on your home.

Geoffrey Wisbrock
23:00 26 Feb 17
I hired HE solar last summer to instal a solar array on my house. Because of my trees many other companies wouldn’t give me the time of day but HE solar was attentive be and professional. The system has been up and running since September and I am completely satisfied. I would recommend them to anyone.

Alejandro Munoz
15:31 04 Jan 17
Eric and Derrick are both Master Electricians, NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers. That was my reason for selecting HE solar. The fact they were friendly and vary accommodating to work around someone not being at the home all the time, was a huge plus for me. I trust the work they did because of the professionalism they had. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

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