Baker Electric Home Energy Brings Solar Energy to Full Swing™ Golf
September 20, 2016
Baker Electric Home Energy designed and installed a 59.89 kW rooftop solar system for San Diego-based Full Swing™ Golf. The installation of 226 Kyocera 265W solar modules will produce roughly 80 percent of the company’s annual electricity needs and save the company more than $20,000 on its energy costs the first year. The Full Swing Golf 21,000 square foot facility is located at 10890 Thornmint Road, San Diego, California.
Founded in 1986, Full Swing Golf is the leader in golf simulation technology for entertainment and training performance. With Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth as ambassadors, the company’s golf simulators feature more than 90 championship courses delivering the ultimate indoor golf experience. Golf Digest selected Full Swing Golf as its 2016 Editors’ Choice for Best Swing & Game Analyzer.
“As a designer and manufacturer of golf simulators trusted by the pros, we wanted to identify a solar provider with the same commitment to excellence and customer service,” said Full Swing Partner and Senior Vice President, Brian Arnold. “We did a lot of homework. After meeting with a number of representatives, Baker Electric Home Energy had the best reputation. They came to the table with an innovative and highly customized solution. We do look at price, but more than anything we wanted longevity. Baker aced that with more than 75 years in San Diego.”
According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, Full Swing Golf’s new solar system will save the equivalent of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 136,337 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. It will offset CO2 emissions from 6,443 gallons of gasoline consumed or 61,506 pounds of coal burned.
“Just as Full Swing Golf’s quality sets itself apart from other golf simulator technology firms, we pride ourselves on delivering our commercial customers world-class solar panels and superior customer service,” said Baker’s Director of Commercial Solar, Scott Williams. “After a detailed analysis of Full Swing Golf’s electric usage we provided an energy-saving solar solution for their specific requirements and long-term financial goals.”