CXI Solar Contractors - Renewable Energy (RE)
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, & San Diego County

Whether you need a full service solar installer or someone who can provide individual solar services, CXI Solar Contractors can help. We have architects and engineers on staff who design systems and create drawings. Feel free to contact us if you need help with any or all of the following services for your home or business.

Grid-Tie With Battery Back Up - Need power during a power outage? With Battery Back Up, you will continue to be tied to the grid, have Net Metering, and when the power goes out, your Solar System switches to Back-Up Batteries powered by the sun. Never be without power again.

Off Grid - Are you the independent type? If so, this system is for you. No utility bills to pay. Enjoy living independent and self-sustained. Your home is powered by the Sun during the day and powered by Batteries during the night. Batteries are a key component in an Off-Grid System. They are simply a storage vessel for your direct current (DC) power produced from your solar panels. A correctly sized battery bank AND the right battery is critical to proper functioning of your Off-Grid Solar Power System. At CXI, we know Batteries.

A durable, reliable solar choice
  • 25 Year power warranty Free internet monitoring system for 10 years
  • Class A Fire Rated System Installation
  • Most advanced building integrated photovoltaic solution available
  • Beautifully and unobtrusively integrates with concrete tile roof
  • Designed to help prevent leaks
  • Provides quiet, safe and reliable power generation

What Solar Panel is Right for You? Whether itís American Made or German Engineered, CXI Solar has the right solar panel for you. We have access to hundreds of solar panels. Solar Panels last practically forever. Warranties are 25-30 years, guaranteed to produce a minimum of 80% of their original power.

Inverters, which one is right for you? This is the heart of your solar power system. Inverter options you have are micro-inverters, string inverters, micro inverters combined with a string inverter or Off-Grid Battery Back-Up inverters. At CXI Solar, we help you decide which inverter fits your lifestyle. Your inverter should be expandable providing you with options for future power growth. Todayís most popular inverters for Grid-Tie systems are micro-inverters.

The advantages of Solar Power are substantial and include: Energy Independence, Security of having a consistent power source, Security from price fluctuations, Proven reliable and durable, Adds value to your home, Expandable, Puts you in control of your energy costs, Increases the value of your home or business.

Solar saves you money every month
  • Significantly reduces monthly energy bill
  • Get credit from your local utility for power your home produces
  • 30% Federal tax credit is available
  • Adds significant resale value to the home
  • Protect yourself from utility cost increases
  • Rest assured in your low maintenance, state-of-the-art system
  • Should you experience issues, please contact the customer service hotline at 800-205-0929

Monthly Energy Savings, a California Residential Example*

Energy savings will depend on electricity use, sun hours and the size and orientation of the solar system. See below for an example of energy savings from a northern California residence.

Monthly electric bill
Monthly electricity use
Solar system size required to remove top most expensive tiers
Monthly electricity production from solar system
Monthly electricity consumption from utility
New monthly electric bill
Monthly savings
$238.14
956 kWh AC
5.3 kW DC
662 kWh AC
294 kWh AC
$34.71
$203.43 (85%)
*This is a California residential example. Other areas may see different results

Increased Appraisal Value

"A solar electric system increases home value by $20,000 for each $1,000 in annual reduced operating costs, according to the Appraisal Institute. That is to say, if a solar system can reduce the electric bill by $1,000 per year, the home is worth about $20,000 more in increased appraisable value.

A solar electric system compares very favorably with other home improvements in percentage of cost recovered. Often, a solar system can recover much more than 100% of its cost and this percentage actually increases over time as electric rates rise."

Andrew J. Black, Why Is A Solar Electric Home Worth More?

Environmental Responsibility

Each month, a two kilowatt solar roof can significantly and positively impact the environment in the following ways:

  • Prevent 300 lbs. of coal from being mined Prevent 600 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere
  • Prevent 210 gallons of water from being consumed
  • Prevents NO and SO2 from being released into the environment
  • Help you preserve precious resources for your grand children
  • Allow you to feel good about being environmentally responsible
Source: Solar Energy International Organization
How solar works
  1. The sunīs light produces energy that is collected by SolarBlend roofing tiles.
  2. The energy collected is channeled to the inverter.
  3. The inverter changes the DC electricity to AC electricity for household use.
  4. AC electricity not used by the house is fed into the grid.
  5. Monitor system performance over the internet
Your solar system size depends on your solar goal
  • You can create any size system.
  • More panels means more solar power produced.
  • It just depends on what you want the system to do.
  • You can choose to produce enough solar power to reduce your energy bill by 25% or 50%.
  • You can choose to produce enough solar power to keep your energy use through the utility below the highest priced rate tiers.
  • You can choose to produce enough solar power to stop using energy from the utility grid. That is to say that you can net out to zero electricity supplied by the utility grid.
Sizing a solar system, a California residential example
1. Use your past electric bills to estimate annual kilowatt hour (kWh) usage.
Example: A California household used 8,600 kWh AC last year.
2. What do you want your solar system to do? How many kWh will your system need to produce to fulfill this goal?
Zero out electric bill (if possible) Remove most expense tiers on electric bill Install the largest solar system possible

Example: The homeowner wants to offset all of their energy usage, or as much as possible given roof space and other factors. The goal is to produce 8,600 kWh AC per year with the solar system.
3. Determine which roof plane is facing the optimal direction (south). Determine the tilt of this roof plane and the square feet available for the solar system.
Example: This home has approximately 300 square feet of unobstructed, un-shaded south facing roof available for solar panels. To produce 8,600 kWh AC per year, this home would need a 4.7 kW AC (5.75 kW DC) solar system.

8,600 kWh AC / 365 days = 23.5 kWh AC per day
23.5 kWh AC / 5 sun hours per day = 4.7 kW AC (5.75 kW DC)
or
8,600 kWh AC / 1,500 kW DC = 5.75 kW DC
4. Determine the system size and annual kW AC production.
Example: As only 300 square feet of roof space is available for the solar system, the largest system that can be installed is a 2.45 kW AC (3 kW DC) system.
100 square feet = 1 kW DC
300 square feet = 3 kW DC (2.45 kW AC)

This 3 kW DC solar system will produce approximately 4,500 kW AC per year which is a more than half of the 8,600 kW AC that the home uses annually.
2.45 kW AC x 5 sun hours per day x 365 days = 4,475 kWh AC per year
or
3 kW DC x 1.5 kW AC = 4.5 kWh AC per year

Site Survey

On-site evaluation is to assure we know what potential your site has for generation. CXI Solar Sales Associates will gather the data needed in order to give you an accurate assessment of your sites ability to make energy. Insist on a site survey for any real evaluation when considering RE investments.

Cost & Feasibility

Proper site evaluation allows for an accurate analysis and feasibility of the site, costs associated with construction at that site and an overall estimate of what the RE project would do, generate and offset. The feasibility report arms you with good information, helping you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with a RE project. Having the proper specified equipment, for the right reasons, on a good generation site, means a happy customer, CXIís number one goal!

Procurement & Installation

CXI's buying power, leveraging great product pricing, plus having great technicians, means CXI can get it done right and on time. CXI continues to build on our reputation of delivering superior results by not only meeting but exceeding the demands of our customers. Get a great full service energy provider doing your next RE project.

Design & Engineering

CXI's experienced staff will combine not just design and engineering, but also good aesthetics, to bring together eye-catching systems that work great! There is nothing worse than seeing a RE project that looks like it was an afterthought. CXI has many mounting styles to meet any structure or site challenges!

System Commissioning

All necessary compliance documents with local authorities, utility compliance documentation, meetings with inspectors are all handled by CXI. Your system will be commissioned, tested and also maintained by CXI's service network. Semi-annual inspections and remote monitoring also help to guarantee peak performance for critical runtime systems. Ask CXI Solar about a complete turnkey system cost for greater savings!

Monitor the success of your system.

CXI will monitor all systems with remote access. This service is invaluable when it comes to peace of mind knowing professionals are watching your system 24/7/365. Most every RE system CXI installs comes with this feature because even if you donít watch your production, we will. This monitoring keeps system up time maximized and system down time minimized! See what EACH panel is producing hourly, daily, monthly and yearly plus system alerts.

Net Metering

When your solar system produces more energy than your home uses, the excess is sent into the power grid. Your utility will credit you for the excess energy that your solar system produces. The inverter changes the electricity from DC into AC. At night, when your solar system is not producing energy, you will draw electricity from the grid. Your credited electricity will be used before you are charged for using electricity from the grid.

Rebates & Incentives

CXI will present all federal, state, and local incentives for which your site and business qualify, explaining the current options. Many states are offering rebate programs and other forms of payback to shorten the R.O.I. We at CXI are aware and on top of the latest incentives for your area, 5 ~ 10 year pay backs are not uncommon in many states.

Federal Rebates & Incentives

For both new construction and existing homes, a 30 percent federal tax credit is available for residential solar systems. Visit www.irs.gov for more information.

State Rebates & Incentives

State rebates and incentives vary greatly and can change frequently. To find the most up to date information about solar rebates and incentive in your area, please visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy.

Utility Company Rebates & Incentives

Many utility companies offer rebates and incentives for solar system used in residential applications. It is best to check with your local utility company to determine what is available to you.

Find out how much money solar can save you with these calculators
Find Solar - Solar Calculator
Calculate a rough estimate of the size and cost of a solar system in your area.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - PV Watts On Grid Solar Calculator
Determine how much energy you can save annually by installing photovoltaics.
California Energy Commission - Clean Power Estimatorô
Determine system cost, energy production, payback timeline and more.


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