San Diego and Orange County Solar Power
Heritage Solar – The Go To Solar Company
Heritage Solar is a long term San Diego and Orange County solar installer. The owners of the company as well as sales, installation and engineering personnel live in Orange County, San Diego County and Riverside County. We have been installing in the Southern California region for more than 6 years.
Investment for a Lifetime
Now is a great time to go solar. California has lots of sun, high electricity prices that continue to go up, great State rebates and a 30% Federal Tax credit. Compared to most other investments such as Stocks, Bonds and Money Markets, Solar outshines them all. With 25 year internal rates of return between 14% and 18%, no other investments come close. Solar is one of the best ways to take control of your power bills and prepare for retirement.
Why Heritage Solar?
Heritage Solar is San Diego and Orange County’s premier solar installer and a leader in the Photovoltaic (PV) solar contracting business. Heritage specializes in the design, development and installation of solar electric systems. The Heritage Team has designed, installed and commissioned over 600 PV solar systems in more than 70 cities in Southern California. If you live in the area we believe you’ll agree that Heritage Solar is the right choice for a your solar installation.
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Our staff includes an NABCEP certified installer to oversee installation methods and processes, degreed Engineers with decades of electrical hardware design as well as years of contracting experience. Our solar installation crews are lead by C-10 Electrical Contractors. A large portion of our business comes from referrals from happy customers and our projects include hotels, businesses, churches, and large and small residential. We have installed some of the largest and most complex residential solar systems in San Diego California. We have an A+ BBB rating in both Better Business Bureau in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
We Use Only the Best Solar Panels and SunPower Panels Top the List
Heritage Solar Licensed and Insured Solar Power in San Diego California
- C-10 Electrical Contractor licensed to install solar in California. Check our license.
- Dennis Epp is a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer. Check his certification.
- See us on the Better Business Bureau. Los Angeles and Orange County & San Diego
- California Solar Initiative Reseller and Installer approved to sell and install solar in California.
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If you are looking for a cost effective solar power system in San Diego or Orange County using some of the best solar panels and inverters available, Heritage Solar is the right choice. Solar electric systems are our specialty. Our goal is to provide the best San Diego solar power system at a great price.
Solar Energy System Costs
An average solar system in Southern California usually ranges from 10 and 30 solar panels and an inverter. A Solar Powered Home Could Save $100,000 to $300,000 or even much more in future Energy Costs. You could also protect your retirement by purchasing a solar power system for your home today. Heritage Solar Photovoltaic generating systems are competitively priced. For a ballpark solar estimate for your home that includes State and Federal Rebates, try our Solar Calculator.
Federal Incentive Tax Credit
The Federal Government is offering a 30% tax credit for solar power installations on your home or business. This tax credit, combined with the California Solar Initiative Rebate significantly reduces the cost of a Solar Energy System in California.
California State Cash Rebate
The California Solar Initiative is offering a cash rebate for solar electric systems that are connected to the utility grid. This is not a tax credit. It is a cash rebate. SDGE and SCE manage the rebates for solar electric systems and the exact rebate can be found at the trigger tracker.
Net metering for your solar home measures the difference between the electricity you buy from the utility and the electricity you generate with your solar electric system. When your home solar system is generating more electricity than you are using, like typical summer days, your extra electricity is metered back out (sold) to the utility grid. You receive credit for the solar power at the same rate they sell it to you. Net Metering allows you to use the electric utility grid as solar electric storage system instead of costly batteries. You can generate solar electricity when it is most expensive and use it in the evenings and at night when it is least expensive.
Additionally, the Utilities must pay you for any excess electricity generated.
California Electricity Penalty Zones
During the California energy crisis, the utility companies adopted a complex tiered electric rate structure for residential customers. This rate schedule establishes a ‘baseline’ rate for all usage each month, up to a baseline amount that varies based upon the region in California. Usage up to the baseline amount is charged at one rate and usage above the baseline is charged according to a rapidly ascending tiered rate structure.
Residential customers who exceed their baseline quantities face steep penalty rates.
If you are in Tier 1, paying 11.8 cents per kWh, the cost of running a 100 watt light bulb, 24 hours a day, 30 days a month will be $8.49 per month.
If you are in Tier 5 because you have a large house or a pool, the cost of running the same light bulb is $24.40
California Grid Price Inflation Rate
The biggest savings from installing a solar electric system on your home will be realized in the future years. Data from the California Public Utility Commission shows that average electric rates have increased from approximately 2 cents per kilowatt hour in 1970 to approximately 20 cents per kilowatt hour now. This is an average rate increase of 7% per year.
The most important fact, however, isn’t historical grid price increases but what is going to happen in the future. Global oil shocks will drive the price of oil to $150 – $200 per barrel. Natural Gas prices will rise dramatically causing electricity prices to jump, not slowly, but quickly like a step function. In order to preserve your lifestyle, you will need to invest in solar.
Cost Savings Analysis
The monthly payment on a your home solar electric system is less than the monthly electric bill today. In the future, however, energy prices will rise and the savings will be enormous. The total cash flow savings on a residential system is many times the initial investment.
Additionally, investing in a Solar System today is an investment in your home. If you sell your solar home, you will have increased its value significantly
Solar Home investment for Retirement
For a typical larger home, the homeowner would save far more than $200,000 over the life of a solar powered home. Additionally, the $890 ($10,680 per year) electricity bill would require you to save an additional $267,000 for retirement (based on a 4% withdrawal rate from your retirement fund).
Solar Power for your Home is one of the best investments you will ever make.
Solar Home Investment Bottom Line
The modern solar home provides one of the best investments you could make. You will get a better return than stocks, bonds or other investments, and the solar home is safer than cash as it’s value goes up every time the utility raises rates.