Meet The HES Solar Team

COMMERCIAL SOLAR PANEL EXPERTS TOP SOLAR COMPANY IN SAN DIEGO

  • ROSS WILLIAMS
    ROSS WILLIAMS CEO
  • SPENCER HOLT
    SPENCER HOLT DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • PAUL DERHO
    PAUL DERHO COMMERCIAL SOLAR DESIGN CONSULTANT
  • WENJIE CHEN
    WENJIE CHEN COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER
  • MARTIN P. LEARN
    MARTIN P. LEARN FOUNDER
  • MIKE COLLINS
    MIKE COLLINS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND ENGINEER
  • SHANNON RICAUD
    SHANNON RICAUD ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
  • ROSS WILLIAMS CEO
    ROSS WILLIAMS

    Ross graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2005. After being exposed to solar while working for a general contractor when he lived in Washington DC, Ross and his then girlfriend now wife, Anna decided to move out to California . He desired to work in the solar industry so he target only solar companies when settling in San Diego. He joined HES Solar in 2010. He has experience with virtually every aspect of HES Solar from product and technology development to financing, maintaining, and building the relationships with the leading manufacturers of solar technology. As the companies leader and owner, Ross’ talents are vital in the business's growth and prosperity. When not working for HES Solar, Ross enjoys spending time with friends, family, his wife, and his children Bella and Caleb. He loves to travel, bike, snowboard, golf, and go camping.

  • SPENCER HOLT DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    SPENCER HOLT

    Spencer Holt is ​the​ newest member of our team and serves as Director of Business Development. Spencer is a Cal Berkeley graduate and is excited to bring​ his extensive ​background in ​Sales and Marketing ​to HES. ​ He is passionate about the effect of the solar industry ​in lowering energy costs while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint. While not at work, Spencer is a big Sports enthusiast and plays on numerous teams and is also professional licensed soccer coach. He enjoys spending time with his wife and boys doing various outdoor activities.

  • PAUL DERHO COMMERCIAL SOLAR DESIGN CONSULTANT
    PAUL DERHO

    Paul Derho serves our clients as a Commercial Solar Design Consultant. Joining HES Solar in 2009, he brings with him 3 decades of experience in the construction industry. Paul is SunPower Corporation certified in commercial design, as well as advanced residential design and sales. Making sure you have the right system for your home and/or business and the best investment for your money is Paul’s main objective. Paul has worked on projects as small as 3 kilowatts to commercial systems as large as over 800 kilowatts! He goes the extra mile to ensure that customers are 100% satisfied with their investment, earning him referrals to friends and family members.

  • WENJIE CHEN COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER
    WENJIE CHEN

    Wenjie Chen currently serves as the Commercial Project Manager at HES Solar. Wenjie joined the company in 2017. He comes from 7+ years of solar industry experience in commercial, residential, and utility scale PV design, project management, and system optimization with 25+ MW designed and deployed. Wenjie graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Education in 2007. Wenjie and his wife Ashley have 3 children, Amelia, Arthur, and Clara and love trying out new places to eat, going hiking, playing outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

  • MARTIN P. LEARN FOUNDER
    MARTIN P. LEARN

    After leaving a career as an anesthesiologist in 1982, Martin became very actively involved in the solar industry, having presented and participated in many renewable energy conferences and symposiums as well as earning recognition for innovative illumination designs. Dr. Learn has also been a board member for the California Solar Industries Association (CALSEIA), who promotes the growth and expansion of the solar industry throughout California. Martin created HES Solar, in 2001 with the mindset of sharing his knowledge and passion for solar with homeowners and businesses here in San Diego County. Living 100% off-grid in Julian, Martin knows firsthand the many benefits of renewable energy sources, especially solar and energy storage.

  • MIKE COLLINS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND ENGINEER
    MIKE COLLINS

    Mr. Collins currently serves as Chief Technology Officer and Engineer for HES Solar He joined our company in 2004. He is a crucial member of our team, Mike brings over 15 years of solar experience to HES Solar. Known by many of our clients as “The Genius Guy”, Mike has designed and engineered over 300 residential projects and well over a million Watts of commercial solar. He has created/designed multiple engineering standards and processes for optimizing solar power productivity, all which are consistent with local and national building codes. Even as young boy, electronics and electrical has always interested Mike and it has become his life’s passion. He also enjoys brewing his own beer in his free time.

  • SHANNON RICAUD ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    SHANNON RICAUD

    Shannon Ricaud is the Administrative Assistant who works with HES management and staff to support daily activities in running the front office. Making a good cup of coffee is her number one asset. Shannon grew up in San Diego and studied both computer networking and fine art. Her travels took her to Philadelphia where she received her degree in Printmaking and Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She believes that there is a strong connection between the arts and technology. Leonardo da Vinci designed a system to heat water using solar power for renaissance Florence. Leonardo would consider she is in good company at HES.

​​​​​​We have brought solar power to the people since 2001 and can help you too. Call us at (619) 350-0032 or schedule your free energy consultation online.

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  1. WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES
  2. IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 15 YEARS
  3. FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF
  4. WE OFFER MULTIPLE FINANCING OPTIONS
  5. LIFETIME MONITORING OF YOUR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM
  6. 10 YEAR INSTALLATION AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY
  7. INSTALLED ABOUT 500 PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
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