Heritage Solar – Your San Diego Solar Company
Heritage Solar is a well known solar installer in San Diego County. Our business focused on San Diego for many years and we have a broad portfolio of installations across the county. We are proud to be one of the top Sunpower dealers in San Diego and we back our reputation with the best panels, best lease, best installation and a fair, competitive price.
Introducing the New Sunpower Lease
Heritage Solar has evaluated a number of leases for solar over the past few years and found many of them to be very good for the leasing company and very bad for you. Recently, however, Sunpower produced a great lease which is one of the best on the market.
Call Heritage Solar today for your Zero $$ down Lease estimate. For More information on the Sunpower, no money down lease, Contact Heritage Solar, Inc.
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.
The SunPower Difference
Sunpower produces the most powerful solar panels available on the market today. Sunpower’s inherent reliability is a cornerstone of their reputation.
Heritage Solar is San Diego’s premier solar installer anda leader in the Photovoltaic (PV) solar installation 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.
Our commitment to quality comes from a design team of former General Dynamics, Rockwell and Bose Engineers that have experience designing and manufacturing solar power systems, military power systems and equipment for the harshest environments on earth. Our installations will handle golf ball sized hail, 125 mph wind and almost anything mother nature can supply. We are Six Sigma, Black Belt Certified. Our Solar Panels are warranted for 20-25 years with a design life of 40+ years and we offer a 10 year installation warranty on every San Diego solar installation.
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 home solar in San Diego, 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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San Diego Solar 866-960-9873 by Heritage Solar
If you are looking for a cost effective solar power system in San Diego 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 and we are always on time.
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. According to a recent Berkeley Study, installing solar will increase the value of your home. 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.
Berkeley, CA– New research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.
“We find compelling evidence that solar PV systems in California have boosted home sales prices,” says the lead author Ben Hoen, a researcher at Berkeley Lab. “These average sales price premiums appear to be comparable with the average investment that homeowners have made to install PV systems in California, and of course homeowners also benefit from energy bill savings after PV system installation and prior to home sale.”
The research finds that homes with PV in California have sold for a premium, expressed in dollars per watt of installed PV, of approximately $3.90 to $6.40/watt. This corresponds to an average home sales price premium of approximately $17,000 for a relatively new 3,100 watt PV system (the average size of PV systems in the Berkeley Lab dataset), and compares to an average investment that homeowners have made to install PV systems in California of approximately $5/W over the 2001-2009 period.
“This is a sizeable effect,” says Ryan Wiser, a Berkeley Lab scientist and co-author. “This research might influence the decisions of homeowners considering installing a PV system and of home buyers considering buying a home with PV already installed. Even new home builders that are contemplating PV as a component of their homes can benefit from this research.”
Useful San Diego Information
San Diego (pronounced /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/), named after Saint Didacus (Spanish: Diego de Alcalá), is the ninth largest city in the United States, second-largest city in California and 46th largest city in the Americas. Located along the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of the United States, San Diego has a population of 1,279,329 (July 2008 estimate). This coastal city is also the county seat of San Diego County as well as the economic center of the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos Metropolitan Area considered congruent with the county. San Diego is also the largest city of Border Region and is the region’s western anchor. The city was rated the fifth best place to live in 2006 by Money Magazine. According to Forbes magazine, San Diego is the fifth-wealthiest city in the United States. San Diego’s top four industries are manufacturing, defense, tourism, and agriculture.
San Diego’s economy is largely composed of agriculture, biotechnology/biosciences, computer sciences, electronics manufacturing, defense-related manufacturing, financial and business services, ship-repair, ship-construction, software development, telecommunications, wireless research, and tourism. The presence of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with the affiliated UCSD Medical Center promotes research in biotechnology.