SolarPlus Systems, Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Electrical Contractor

  • General Contractor

SolarPlus Systems, Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Electrical Contractor

  • General Contractor

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Perfection in a clean installation with no conduit or wires running over the roof with 27 years experience that makes your design the most productive for your situation. We are now using Enphase Microinverters as they have proved more reliable than others and carry a 25 year guarantee. It also appears that adding storage will be less expensive. We are currently studying that situation.

With the new 30% solar panel tariff, all countries outside of the United States are effected even South Korea where LG panels are made. We are already hearing of 10-15 cent per watt increases. There are a few pre tariff panels still out there and if we give you a 10-15 day limit on our proposal, it is because we have those to offer, but they will probably go fast and may not even be available that long.
We are going to a 3 level pricing system based on the price of the panels. Right now we know the prices for sure on QCell 310's (60 cell)and US made Mission Solar 340 panels (72 Cell)
Also on Panasonic Panels which many have asked about due to the special offered on EnergySage. We will not use these panels as they are limited to 1 inverter that can used monitoring or string inverters. They are also the most expensive at this time on the market.
We always try to find the best panels and inverters for the best prices to keep our sales price down.
Please Be Patient as we all traverse the Pre Tariff to Tariff price craziness. Most Tariff panels are expected in during March.

The only way to get an accurate proposal is to acquire your actual usage through an PG&E approved 3rd party vendor, Utility API. If you have been in your house for a year, this is possible. Also, we do a Helioscope of your home initially to determine if the system will fit. We must adhere to certain laws required for fireman access on your roof. Often we can see how shading would effect your system with Helioscope but sometimes we can only tell there will be shading until we look at the trees personally to determine height.
Not all systems can be accurately done from satellite if there is shading. If no shading and we have your Utility API, we can give you an accurate proposal as possible considering weather effects solar production differently every year.
We offer both roof mounts and ground mounts. Ground mounts require more time, material and inspections; therefore they are more expensive. Smaller systems under 5 KW are also more expensive because they take the same amount of work and preparation but since based per watt and lower watts involved with basic same cost, they run a bit higher.
We provide a variety of financing methods. We do not however buy down interest rates and then add the buy down fee to the system. In the long run, you pay more even with lower interest. Instead we continually seek honest financing with good rates. Our newest financing addition is PENFED CREDIT UNION.
WE HAVE A HOME EQUITY LOAN THROUGH PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. THEY HAVE ALMOST NO LOAN COST & THEY TAKE 90% OR BELOW EQUITY WITH RATES FOR 90% AT 6.74% FOR 20 YRS. Joining is inexpensive and beneficial to the families of the armed forces (Under $20 & then just open a savings account for $5

We provide solar within a 60 mile radius of the center of Fresno.
providing solar to Agriculture, Commercial & Residential customers.

We leave you a clean work site and no trash to go in your garbage. We also bring our own porta-potty.

For very large systems, we will go farther

More About Us

More About Us

We are a Christian family run company. President Terry Shelton is the head of the family and is a 40 year plus master electrician. He is passionate about solar being clean and correct. He does all the design and oversees all installations. Wife Brandi handles the sales and marketing without any salespersons because commissions raise prices. We prefer to work on the referral system where customers get a 3% referral fee, because they will tell the truth about their experience. Three sons are involved in the business pitching in on installs as needed and the middle son doing the drawings for permits.
We work very hard to correctly size your system so your true up at the end of your solar year is close to zero. Please realize that we do not guess at your sizing. With PG&E’s move to putting all new solar customers on TOU with peak periods of 3-8 and 4-9, it is important to get your exact usage from PG&E through the 3rd party approved Utility API and we then put it into the sizing program we lease. IF this is not done, you could have a huge amount due at the end of your 1st solar year or you could have too much solar. Too much solar gets you 3-5 cents per kWh in credits.
. On 7/25/2017, an article came out from Greentech saying most CA. installers were guessing on sizing rather then spend the money involved to buy sizing program and pay to get usage. That is why we are doing it right. We believe in the adage Test don't Guess.

We have been installing solar since 1991. Not only do we have experience,(we get compliments from inspectors on clean installs.) we go the extra mile to assist our customers. We strongly believe in customer satisfaction being gained through following the Golden Rule. So if you want a beautiful install and a great experience, call us. We answer all your questions, don't hesitate to ask.

You will notice on our EnergySage Installers Page that our license number is 549059. The lower the license number, the earlier the license. We only install non Chinese panels because they work best with Solar Edge Inverter Technology waking the Panels up earlier and putting them to bed later. (Solar is a passion with us.)

TERRY IS NOW DOING TROUBLESHOOTING/REPAIRS. LET YOUR FRIENDS WITH SOLAR ALREADY KNOW THAT.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

Associated Suppliers

Associated Suppliers

Technology Brands

Solar Edge Inverters

IronRidge (Willits, CA.)

Cummins Generators

LG Solar Panels (Korea)

Mission Solar Energy (San Antonio, TX)

Enphase Energy (Petaluma, CA)

Financing Companies

Admirals Bank

Hero Program

WH Financial

PACEFUNDING

Renew Financial

PRMI Solar Financing

Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
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roger.pietz
"Everything I wanted to know!"
Reviewed Sep 27, 2016
"Everything I wanted to know!"

They were extremely patient with me. Explained everything in detail and in words I could understand. They were not afraid to put it all in writing and to show me where the numbers came from.
The installation was so fast and smooth we hardly knew they were working. So professional ...

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scott6berg
"Roof Mount Solar - Excellent Installation"
Reviewed Aug 26, 2016
"Roof Mount Solar - Excellent Installation"

I would highly recommend SolarPlus Systems for any solar installation. They were neat, quick, honest and provided some of the best craftsmanship I have seen. Materials were brought in and placed exactly where I wanted them stored (only for a few days). They cleaned up the entire work area at ...

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neelon
"Experience/Evaluation EnergySage"
Reviewed Aug 15, 2016
"Experience/Evaluation EnergySage"

Terri and Brandi completed the work for us. They were honest, informative, and educational. The job completed was awesome.

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jan
"EXCELLENT Local Solar Company"
Reviewed Jun 29, 2016
"EXCELLENT Local Solar Company"

SolarPlus installed a ground array for my home in Prather. Before deciding what size of array we needed, they came in and did an entire house inspection to see what our needs would be. Their goal was to build an array that would keep is in PG#E's Tier 1 ...

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reggieandaya
"You wont Regret it - SolarPlus"
Reviewed Jun 25, 2016
"You wont Regret it - SolarPlus"

Brandi at Solar Plus was very patient and easy to work with. She explained everything thoroughly and was never pressuring for us to by solar at all. She was easy to talk to and returned calls promptly. Her and her team were fast installers to. They came in 7am and ...

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