Heiser RV Solar & Electric
A full service RV solar, inverter and battery installation company
Heiser RV Solar & Electric is an installation and consulting business located in Northern California. If you are looking to add (or upgrade) a solar, inverter or battery system to your RV, you’re in the right place. I have been consulting on, designing, building and installing systems in RV’s since 2011. I would be happy to put my experience to work for you. Whether you want a consultation, a complete system installed or need something in between, contact me.
This website has information about me and my experience, educational material on the three main parts of a complete RV system, along with resources related to products and other educational material. You will also find a library of installations I have completed for reference and review. Simply browse through the HRVSE Content menu to find the Installations list.
My company is an affiliate dealer with Continuous Resources and RV Solar Connections, a Dragonfly Energy (Battle Born) preferred installer and dealer, a Micro Air dealer, a Newpowa dealer, an AEE Express dealer and a dealer for AM Solar. I look forward to helping you if you would like products from any of these companies or need some input or work on your system.
During the install Chad kept us informed with texts, including photos. The work was completed in the anticipated time frame and the components were installed in a professional and clean manner. Chad also spent about 2 hours with us doing a walk-thru to explain what we needed to know to operate the system and how to do any troubleshooting if the need arose.
We took the coach home and saw no need to plug into our power pedestal for the time being. Two days later one of PG&E's transformers blew-out leaving our area without power for almost 24 hrs. Since power outages in our area are frequent we did our usual process of moving into the coach and plugging both our home refrigerator and garage freezer into the coach to keep them running. We also used the opportunity to give the new solar and lithium install a real test under fire. We used everything inside the coach as if we were plugged into shore power. That included the on board residential fridge, coffee maker, furnace, tv, desktop computer etc. Even with partly to sometimes mostly cloudy skies, the batteries never went below 60%. We never even had to think about firing up the generator.
Are we thrilled? You bet!! Thanks Chad for the great job you did and for making the process as comfortable and painless to us as we could ever hope for!
Chad started by asking what we wanted the system to do. He followed up the conversation with a color component / cabling schematic. He provided a line-item estimate (which, for us, was actually a little higher than the final cost).
Upon arrival at his shop, he examined the rig for placement of components - taking into consideration storage and current use. The build process incorporated routing cabling smartly and with consistent measurements, installing lugs and cable ends that were hydraulically crimped, batteries that were secured for zero jostling, secure placement of panels to enable roof access for maintenance, use of proven Victron components which allow local/remote view/control of status and ability to change parameters for incoming current and generator response, and finally the involvement of the end user in the planning & installation to the extent the user wants to be involved.
Chad’s integrity and attention to detail confirmed our early confidence. He communicated before, during & after the installation. We wanted a system that would duplicate 50 Amp shore. It simply wasn’t in our budget. We knew what to expect within our budget before we started. We are novice users so we have a learning curve. He provided us with a physical reference document as well as lots of verbal instruction on management of the system. He has provided continued support as we encounter different situations on the road. We have found that our hybrid system allows us to live comfortably with either limited shore power or fully off-grid in both hot and cool temperatures. We highly recommend Heiser RV Solar & Electric and encourage potential clients to review Chad’s website chadheiser.com. Our unit is https://chadheiser.com/hrvse-new-horizons-majestic-2/.