San Diego Homeowners Double Down on Solar Installation and Roof Upgrade

Quick Facts

Location: Carmel Mountain Ranch, California
System Size: 7.7 kW
Products Installed: SunPower Equinox® System

Michael and Judi were making improvements to their home in Carmel Mountain Ranch, a small community in northeast San Diego. The couple wanted to install a solar system on their roof and determined that a roof upgrade was also necessary.

After extensive comparisons of installation experience, customer reviews and solar technology, their research led them to Milholland Electric—a highly regarded SunPower dealer in the area.

Working closely with the team at Milholland, Michael and Judi decided that a 7.7-kilowatt (kW) SunPower Equinox® system best fit their needs. The system featured powerful and reliable SunPower® solar panels, which produce up to 55% more energy in the same space over 25 years than conventional solar panels.1 Additionally, SunPower's Complete Confidence Warranty gave the couple peace of mind that their solar investment with SunPower was in good hands for the long term.

In many ways, a high-quality solar installer that understands the goals of the homeowner is as important as the panels themselves. For Michael and Judi, Milholland Electric fit these requirements and then some. As an established electrical, roofing and solar company, Milholland has deep expertise with SunPower solar installations, as well as integrating solar with other home improvements, like the roof upgrade required in this instance.

The couple also visited the SunPower by Milholland Solar Design Center, which was instrumental in helping them understand the solar components first-hand before they were installed.

"Going into the Solar Design Center was an awesome experience that gave us the opportunity to see the products that would be installed on our home," noted Michael.

Milholland's commitment to product quality, expert installation and customer transparency were the deciding factors in the couple's choice.

"It was a very positive experience working with Milholland. The team ensured both projects went smoothly and were completed on time. We were also very appreciative of the way safety came first," said Michael. "All the employees who came to our home were personable and professional, giving us daily project updates. Throughout the whole process of completing our projects, we felt we became part of the Milholland family."

The installation was a huge success, and Michael and Judi didn't keep the news of their incredible SunPower installation to just friends and family. Since the installation, the couple has shared multiple positive reviews throughout the community, and Michael conducted an interview on the popular show Approved Home Pros with their local ABC News channel.

With SunPower solar panels and a skilled installation partner, the dual solar and roofing projects were completed efficiently and with minimal disruption to the couple's daily life. And as a result, clean and efficient solar energy will power their home for decades to come.

Learn more and create your own home solar design today with SunPower Design Studio.

  • 1. SunPower 400 W, 22.6% efficient, compared to a Conventional Panel on same-sized arrays (280 W multi, 17% efficient, approx. 1.64 m²), 8% more energy per watt (based on PVSim runs for avg US climate), 0.5%/yr slower degradation rate (Jordan, et. al. Robust PV Degradation Methodology and Application. PVSC 2018).