HESOLAR

We install Panasonic HIT Solar Panels

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Local Family Company.

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

Qualified.

The Hoffman brothers specialize in Solar Panel Installation. Both are Licensed Master Electricians, NABCEP Certified Solar Installers, LEED AP's, and Local Austin Natives.

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Austin Solar Information

Introduction to Solar:

How Solar Works:

Solar Panels utilize the Photovoltaic (PV) Process, where electricity is created when the panels are exposed to sunlight. Solar Inverters push the generated solar electricity into our homes electrical. Learn More


Solar Cost & Size:

How much does solar cost? What size system do I need? Our Solar Cost page shows the average solar cost in Austin TX for common solar system sizes.


Federal Tax Credit

A 30% Tax Credit is available for the entire system cost until December 31, 2019. 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 Panels.


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.

why HESOLAR?

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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 installation of your solar panels.

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NABCEP Guarantee

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

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Premium Materials

Austin Solar Panels get a lot of sun. We make the most of this energy by using Panasonic HIT Solar Panels!

Why Go Solar in Austin TX?

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Save Money

Offset large utility bills & combat rising electricity cost by investing in your own solar energy system.

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Energy Independent

Go off grid or prepare for unexpected power outages by adding Energy Storage to your Solar Panels.

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Technology Geek

The Hoffman Brothers specialize in the latest Solar Panels, Energy Storage, & Home Electrical Systems.

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Environmentalist

Solar Panels are environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, and have a 25 year warranty.

Austin Energy

Rebate & Billing Information

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Residential Solar Rebate:

AE currently offers a $0.40/watt rebate that will expire on March 31st 2018. The rebate program will be replaced by a flat rate rebate program. We will have more information on the flat rate program as it is released from Austin Energy.

Austin Energy customers with qualifying homes and businesses will need to meet the Austin Energy Solar Access guidelines and pass an energy audit if their home is older than 10 years. (HESOLAR makes this easy by assisting in the process)

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.

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Reviews

HESOLAR - Customer Experiences

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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.read more

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.read more

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.

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.read more

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.read more

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"Derrick and I work direct with every customer.... From Design to Installation to warranty."


-Eric Hoffman Co-Owner | Master Electrician #214535 | LEED AP

HESOLAR - Solar Panels Austin TX

Why is HESOLAR One of the Top Austin Solar Companies?

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HESOLAR is truly one of a kind. We are a small family company owned and operated by Master Electricians with NABCEP Solar Installation certifications. Our low overhead cost (NO Salesmen) allows us to install solar panels at competitive rates, giving our customers the highest quality solar power system available at a great price! Owner's Eric and Derrick Hoffman lead every design and installation to insure maximum customer satisfaction.