Looking to go green like this Southern California family? Solar panels are the single most effective way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, do your part to fight global warming and save on the rising cost of electricity.The typical U.S. household emits 21 tons of CO2 per year. A solar electrical system combined with simple energy saving tips can eliminate that entirely. Please see our Go Green section for simple suggestions on how to make your household more energy efficient while dramatically cutting your electric bills.
Agoura Solar Power System
36kW Ground Mount System on Very Steep Hillside
Savings per month – $1,800
This homeowner didn’t have roof space for a large solar power system and worried that he would never find the right solar power solution for his Agoura Hills home. Instead of merely mounting the solar panels on the roof, Solar Electrical Systems took full advantage of a very steep nearby hillside to install a ground-mounted 36kW system. Not only does it save the customer a whopping $1,800 per month, but it also significantly raised the value of the home.According to a study done for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, the market value of a home increases by as much as $20 for every dollar reduction in the annual utility bill.
Pasadena Solar Power
21.6kW Residential System on Main and Guest Houses
Saving per month: $1,200
This beautiful property has been featured as a Pasadena Showcase Home, and it has been made even more attractive with the addition of two solar power systems.The 16.8kW solar system on the main house and the 4.83 system on the guest house eliminate electric bills for the property.With an experience company like Solar Electrical Systems doing the solar design and installation, solar can be incorporated into historic properties, and if a structure was built before 1936, an additional 10% Federal Tax Credit is available.
Pacific Palisades Solar Power System
Pacific Palisades, CA
14.4kW Malibu Residential System
Savings per Month: $680
Once the owners spotted this gorgeous location nestled along Pacific Coast Highway overlooking Santa Monica Bay, they decided to remodel the existing house into their dream home. That’s the best time to call Solar Electrical Systems. Our solar designers worked with the architect and contractors to maximize the home’s energy efficiency, and provide the owners with the most power for their dollar. The solar electrical system will save them $350,000 in electrical costs over the next 30 years.
Pasadena Solar Power System
7kW – Three-Tab Composition Shingle Roof
Savings per month – $350
Many home owners with pools and water features are looking for ways to reduce their electric bills. Many consider hot water systems, but don’t realize that a solar electrical system (PV) may be an even better solution to the high cost of electricity. Solar-powered hot water systems usually cost less to install, but only last a meager 10 years or so. However, a solar electrical system from SES will reduce your electric bill, pay for itself in five to seven years and last for 30 years or more! Call us today for an analysis of your home, and find out which system will fit your needs, last the longest and give you the most power for your dollar.
Pacific Palisades Solar Power System
Pacific Palisades, CA
8.4kW Residential Solar Power System
Savings per Month:$275
This owner was very interested in removing all toxins from her family’s environment.The result was a major green remodel.The house was taken down to the studs, and eco-friendly denim insulation and other natural products were used throughout the home. An energy management system, energy-efficient lighting, a solar pool hot water system, and a solar electrical system make this one of the greenest houses around, and will save the owners over $600,000 in electric costs over the next 30 years.
Brentwood Solar Power System
21kW – Multiple Roof Solar Power System
Savings per month – $530
In Los Angeles, as temperatures climb, so does your electric bill—unless of course you have a solar power system from Solar Electrical Systems. This solar system used every non-visible square inch of space on six different roofs to maximize power output and efficiency. In addition to bringing down the electric bill, the solar power system cooled the roof and reduced the air conditioning load by 10-15%. Don’t let summer electric bills go through the roof…put a cost-effective SES solar system up there instead!
Pacific Palisades Solar Power System
Pacific Palisades, CA 24kW – Ground Mount on Steep Hillside Savings per month – $1,200
Installing solar on this Pacific Palisades residence meant dealing with the Coastal Commission and a steep hillside. Solar Electrical Systems’ specialized experience in coastal areas made the solar installation process a simple one. The result? The former steep, unusable hillside was turned into a reliable moneymaker for the proud owners.
Hermosa Beach Solar Power
Hermosa Beach, CA 9kW – Beachfront Solar Power System Savings per month – $450
Beachfront property seems like a natural fit for a solar power solution, but the location can also mean a lot of wear and tear on the solar equipment itself. Solar Electrical Systems specializes in beachfront solar installations, making sure the proper stainless steel and brass hardware is used to withstand the highly corrosive conditions near the ocean. The owners of this beautiful beach bungalow reduced their monthly electric bill by over $450 and increased the value of their property by going solar. It’s easy and cost effective to go solar with Solar Electrical Systems. Give us a call today to see how much money we can save you.
La Canada Solar Power System
La Canada, CA 23kW – Cantilevered Ground Mount System Savings per month – $1,100
Before their SES solar power system was installed, this custom home’s monthly electric bill could easily reach over $1,300. The homeowner asked Solar Electrical Systems to install an 11.5kW solar power system on the ridge behind his home that would not be visible from the road. The custom cantilevered, ground-mount system was designed to withstand hilltop winds and even the seismic loads of a Southern California earthquake. The solar electrical system worked so well that the homeowner added another 11.5kW of solar power to slash his electric bill to only $100 a month.
Malibu Ground-Mount Bill Reduction Solar Power System
Savings per month – $625
This installation features a ground-mount system to accommodate our high-profile client’s need for both privacy and security. This type of solar power system is also perfect for use in sensitive areas like “open space” and Coastal Commission areas under the Solar Rights Act. Solar Electrical Systems has helped thousands of customers reduce or eliminate their electric bills with the efficient power of solar energy. We work with manufacturers and use proven technology that fits each client’s requirements for the best-performing and longest-lasting solar electrical system available today.
Palmdale Solar Power System
Palmdale, CA 5kW – Electric Bill Reduction System Savings per month – $250
This Palmdale homeowner wanted to reduce his electric bill, especially during the hot summer months. The 5kW roof mounted system ended up cutting his electric bill in half, resulting in huge savings for this very happy customer. The SES solar electrical system also shades and cools his roof, saving an additional 10 – 15% on his former air conditioning load. A custom-built energy-saving solution from Solar Electrical Systems is just the thing you need to keep cool, go green, and save money.
Harley-Davidson Commercial Solar Power
Los Angeles, CA 145kW – Commercial Solar Power System Savings per month: $2,100
When Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson, the largest Harley-Davidson dealership west of the Rockies, built their current home, they took that opportunity to “green” their business. Solar panels cover most of the roof, saving over $25,000 in electrical costs each year. The solar inverters are monitored weekly, and the solar power panels are cleaned quarterly to maximize their efficiency. SES used a non-penetrating system to mount the panels on the roof, which provided the greatest flexibility in design. Rebates and tax incentives paid for over 78% of the project, and the owners will save over $1.5 million over the next 30 years.
Los Angeles County Commercial Solar Power
Culver City, CA 121kW – Grid Tied Commercial Solar Power Savings per month – $6,050
Helms Bakery is an 11-acre historic art deco retail revival project in Culver City, with a high number of architects in residence. Solar Electrical Systems was chosen as the solar partner for the project because of our commitment to providing the best-looking and best-performing systems in the business. Because of the property’s energy improvements and green initiatives, they now have a three-year waiting list for office rental space, and the project has been an essential part of the revitalization of Culver City. Helms Bakery qualified as a historic building, and as such was entitled to an extra 10% Federal Tax Credit when solar was installed. Rebates and tax incentives reduced the cost of the system by an astonishing 96% and brought the return on investment down to just a little over two years.
Los Angeles Solar Carport
Culver City, CA 20kW – Solar Carport Savings per month – $1,000
This solar carport was added to the historic Helms Bakery property after the owner was so pleased with his roof-mounted solar electrical system that he wanted to add even more. Not only does the solar powered carport from Solar Electrical Systems provide shade for the cars, but it also contains four electric vehicle charging stations to encourage motorists to think green. Solar carports and shadeports allow commercial owners to turn large parking lots into their own power plants, and there are numerous commercial rebates and incentives to go solar. With our help, the return on investment can be as little as 3 years.
Venice Commercial Solar Power
Venice, CA 20kW Retail/Residential Solar Power Savings per month – $1,000
This roof-mounted SES solar electrical system in Venice powers retail stores on the bottom floor of this building, in addition to the residential units above. The owner saves money on his electric bill, but the advantages of installing a commercial solar power system help him save big money on taxes, too. Business owners enjoy tax incentives that can allow a system to pay for itself in as few as three years. Call Solar Electrical Systems today to find out more about the incredible tax savings you’re eligible for once you make the jump to solar.
Santa Monica Solar Power
Santa Monica, CA 14.3kW – Residence and Business Savings per month – $715
This solar electrical system powers both a residence and a business. Homeowners with home-based businesses can take advantage of many additional tax incentives when they switch to solar power systems, bringing the return on investment down to five years or less. If you operate a home-based business, call Solar Electrical Systems and find out why going solar is one of the smartest business moves you can make today.
LA’s First Solar Powered Gas Station
Calabasas, CA 36kW Commercial Solar Power Savings per month – $1,800
Right off the 101 freeway in the scenic corridor zone of Malibu Canyon stands the first solar powered gas station in Los Angeles County. Installed by Solar Electrical Systems, this project required multiple rebates and detailed coordination because of its uniquely restrictive scenic corridor surroundings. Despite all obstacles, Solar Electrical Systems was able to complete the project due to our 30 years of experience in complex solar electrical power construction issues.
Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solar Power
Los Angeles, CA 30kW – Affordable Housing Solar Power System Savings per month: $2,000
Welcome to the affordable housing of the future! This building in Los Angeles uses solar energy to bring costs down for both owners and tenants, and is also aesthetically pleasing, with patio decks and open air spaces. SES worked closely with the Los Angeles Housing Authority, the architect and general contractor to make necessary structural reinforcements and rearrange some rooftop equipment. This maximized the size of the solar system and provides the greatest tenant benefit.
Venice Commercial Solar Power
Venice, CA 18kW Vertical and Canopy Façade-Mounted System Savings per month – $900
Solar Electrical Systems took on the challenge of this unusual project by designing an attachment system and layout to meet the client’s very specific needs and wishes. Solar Electrical Systems has a full department for architect, builder, and general contractor support to ensure the highest level of service, product and longevity for every solar system we install. Using the latest CAD software, we are able to design and transmit detailed drawings and quotes within hours of receiving a roof layout and elevations.
Los Angeles County Solar Power System
Los Angeles, CA
42kW – 100 Unit Affordable Housing Solar Power System
Savings per month – $1,000
New federal, state, county and financial regulations mandate green building practices for affordable housing projects. Millions of dollars are available on a first-come, first-served competitive bid basis for affordable housing retrofits and energy-efficient remodels. In addition, low-cost, green 7A and SBA 504 loans are available to help fund these energy-efficient projects. Solar Electrical Systems offers a great way for affordable housing to go green by lowering electric costs for both tenants and renters in order to keep rents down. SES worked with the architects and builders to plan this solar power system while the building was in its early conceptual phase. In the process, we were able to initiate several changes that saved the grateful owner thousands of construction dollars.
Los Angeles Air Force Base Solar Power Shadeport
Los Angeles, CA 360kW – Shadeport Solar Power System Savings per month – $6,000
Government Installations are under federal mandate to reduce energy usage 30% by 2015, and increase the use of renewable energy 7.5% by 2013. The Los Angeles Air Force Base met those steep requirements by installing solar electrical shadeports. Solar Electrical Systems was chosen for the project because of their innovative design, efficient installation schedule and proven superior quality. This project is unique because it was the first time modules were panelized (seven modules combined into one long panel) in the factory and shipped directly to the site, saving 20 - 30% in on-site labor costs. The three-phase project was completed in three short months and is projected to result in over $12.5 million in energy savings over the next 30 years.
Glendale Non-Profit Solar Power
Glendale, CA 23kW Non-Profit System on three Buildings Savings per month – $600
Camp Max Straus serves 1,000 Los Angeles County underprivileged children between the ages of 7 and 12 each summer, and is open to children of all races and religions. The solar electrical systems on three of the buildings save the camp over $7,000 a year, with this money going back to programs for the campers, such as dance, drama, photography and music.