The Solar Insights Blog

2020 started off with a rate change by the southern California utilities. These rates affected electricity costs for most homeowners in San Diego County, Orange County and Riverside County. The two main utility companies in Southern California are San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) - and both announced rate changes in early January that were not planned or expected by most in the industry.  

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Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director of the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) recently wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

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There needed to be a solution to utility infrastructure-related fire hazards after the tragic Camp fire in 2018 and the 2017 wine country fires, both of which occurred during the fall. So in 2019, with instances of high winds, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) made the decision to cut power to approximately 800,000 customers in mid-October.
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If you’ve made the decision to go solar, congratulations, there are many benefits to becoming your own energy provider. Installing solar panels on your home is a big step, and getting the right home solar system will affect your system’s power output, how long it will last, how much support you’ll have over the decades of renewable energy it produces, and how satisfied overall you’ll be with the return on your investment.  
 

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We believe in residential solar as a great way to create renewable energy, take more control over your energy use, and to save money on your electric bill. We also take great pride in the high quality of our solar system designs, our installation work, and the components that we select for each project.

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With 2019 past the halfway point, it’s important to realize - for anyone considering the decision to get solar - that time is running out to capitalize on the full 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) benefit. This federal program drops to 26% for home solar systems that are not installed, approved and interconnected with the utility grid before the final day of 2019.

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8 Great Reasons to Buy Home Solar in 2019

Solar Power World’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors in the United States list recently came out, and Baker Electric Home Energy is inside the top 100 solar energy contractors once again against all companies in all categories - not just San Diego solar companies.

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