Develop energy use profile based on past energy bills and inspection of key energy use systems including furnace, air conditioning, pool pumps, water heater, lighting, appliances, and electronic equipment. Also, includes visual inspection for air leaks and insulation.
Integrated Solution Design
Design comprehensive solutions that maximizes energy cost savings and provides customers with attractive paybacks given all available incentives (federal, state, city, and utility) and financing options. See San Diego solar case study.
Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
Design, process permits (city, utility, HOA), process incentives, install, test, and support inspection for grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic systems.
Solar Water Heating
Design, process permits (city, utility, HOA) , process incentives, manage installation, test, and support inspection for solar hot water systems, including backup water heating system.
Efficient Building Envelope
Average homes in San Diego can save up to $600/yr through better insulation and reduced air leaks in doors and windows. We design and install insulation materials in attics, seal central heating and air conditioning ducts, and install weather strips in doors and windows.
Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
Replacing heating and air conditioning systems older than 8 years can result in up to 50% in energy cost savings. We design and install high efficiency gas furnaces, electric heat pumps, air conditioning units, internal blower/fan motors, smart thermostats, and energy use displays.
Efficient Lighting Systems
Efficient lighting systems will typically reduce lighting costs by 75%.We design and install high efficiency lighting systems, including LEDs and CFLs.
Efficient Pool & Well Pumps
Efficient pool and well pumps will save homeowners over $1,000/yr on average. We replace existing pool and well pumps with advanced high efficiency pumps.
Monitoring, Maintenance, & Support
Monitoring of solar electricity generation, solar hot water production, and energy use, as well as maintenance of installed systems, and support to customers via phone or on-site inspections.
With existing financing options, savings will typically exceed financing payments, leaving customers with additional cash in their pockets every month. We offer a range of financing options for solar and energy efficiency installations, including home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, unsecured loans, leases and purchase power agreements. See a comparison of solar financing options.
BPI/HERS Home Performance Analysis
Provide a certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) home performance analysis or a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) energy audit. These assessments are typically required for the Energy Upgrade California and other SDG&E incentive programs.
Electric Vehicles & EV Charging Stations
Provide cost-benefit assessment based on SDG&E optional tariffs of switching to an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, sell vehicles, and design, permit, and install home charging stations.