The premier solar panel installation and battery backup provider in Orange County.
About O'Hara Solar
O’Hara Solar is the premier solar panel installation and battery backup provider in Orange County. Southern California utility providers are increasing their prices at astronomical rates, which is why homeowners, businesses and nonprofits come to us to help them out. We design and install powerful, efficient and clean solar energy systems for our clients, who love working with our team of experienced, honest and reliable solar energy experts. O’Hara Solar guarantees you a stress-free solar experience because we believe in providing top quality communication by keeping you in the loop during the entire process. We pride ourselves on being the fastest solar installer in Orange County because we care about our clients and we know that the longer you wait to go solar, the longer it takes to start saving money! David O’Hara is the Founder of O’Hara Solar. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, David now lives in Orange County, California with his wife Celeste and son Miles. David takes great pride in not only showing his clients the amazing financial benefits of solar, but in proving each and every time that we are one of the fastest and most efficient solar companies in the country!
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Services, Service Area and Tax Credits
We also specialize in Commercial Solar for our business clients. Here in Southern California, businesses are put on Commercial rates by their utility provider, which means they don’t just pay for their energy usage, they also pay Demand Charges. As businesses uses more energy than most homes, and there’s only so much electricity to go round all of us here in Southern California, these high-consumption businesses have to pay for the luxury of always having lots of energy at their disposal, they pay big Demand Charges. Sometimes these Demand Charges are more than the actual energy costs each month, so you can see why businesses here in Southern California can really benefit from going solar. We analyze your energy usage for the past year into 15-minute intervals to help us design the most optimal solar system size for you, to offset as much of our energy and demand charges as possible. Reducing their monthly electricity costs means our business clients have more free cash to spend on more important things. Along with qualifying for the 26% federal tax credit on their solar system, businesses can also avail of Federal bonus depreciation and State depreciation on their solar asset. Monthly savings plus these awesome tax credits make commercial solar an easy decision for all businesses in Orange County. We also have financing partners that work with businesses, to help them go solar for $0 down, so that every business has the option to make the important move to solar!
Battery Backup Solutions
Home batteries are great for two things:
1) keeping your home running during a grid blackout
2) most efficiently using energy in your home by storing it during off peak times to be discharged during peak times, so you don’t have to pay for electricity during the expensive times of the day.
With our increasing rolling blackouts here in Southern California, more and more homeowners, businesses and nonprofits are coming to use battery backup solutions. We have a wide range of battery brands, such as Tesla Powerwall, Enphase Encharge, LG Chem, Generac and Sonnen.
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Speed of Installation
O’Hara Solar was formed to solve Orange County’s major problem in the solar industry of long installation times. Customers are waiting months and months to have their solar panels installed, which isn’t acceptable to us because no client should ever be forgotten about. The entire team at O’Hara Solar is always ready to work for you and to help you to start generating cleaner, more efficient and less expensive energy from the sun! We keep the solar process simple, starting from the moment you contact us. The first thing we will do is ask you for a copy of our last utility bill, and within 24-hours one of our Energy Experts will be ready to present your solar proposal. We can either do this in your home, over the phone or on Zoom. We’ll analyze your utility bill to show you exactly what you are paying your utility provider for, then we’ll show you how much you’ll save with solar. We’ll explain how the tax credits work and if you qualify for it, then we’ll show you our design, and where on your roof we believe your solar panels should be placed for maximum energy production and thus, maximum savings! We can remove and add panels on our software during your live solar presentation, so you can see all the places available for solar panels and you can tell us where you want the panels. After you’ve seen all of this, we’ll present the finance options available to you if you choose to not pay cash for your solar system and take advantage of our popular $0 out-of-pocket program. Once you are happy and we sign our solar contract, one of our engineers will come out to your house for a Site Survey. During this survey we inspect your roof, to make sure it’s good for solar. If it’s not, we’ll tell you and if needs be, our team can put a new roof on your home as part of our solar package. Our electrician will inspect your main service panel and other parts of the electrical workings of your home. After this, we draw up your solar design plans and submit them to the city for permitting. Once we have the permit, we will schedule your installation for the next day. A city inspector will come out to sign off on the project and once your utility provider gives ‘Permission To Operate’, you’re officially running your home on solar energy! We don’t waste any time at any point of this process, which is why we are the fastest solar installer in Orange County.