The Solar Insights Blog

A 7 kilowatt solar system, which is about 20 to 21 panels (assuming 340+ watt panels) on your roof, can save you an estimated $100,000 in energy costs over the span of 20 years.

Here are 5 things you could do with all that savings:

1. Send Your Kids to College

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Baker Electric was founded by Leroy Baker way back in 1938. We’re a fourth generation, family-owned business founded in Escondido, California, where we’ve remained ever since. Here’s our story.

A member of the National Electrical Contractors Association since 1957, we’ve been engineering and installing electrical systems for more than 78 years for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors.

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Why You Need to Understand Time-of-Use Billing.

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A new electric surcharge that’s intended to penalize consumers for excessive energy use is coming to California. In fact, for some, it’s already here.

It’s called the “Super User Surcharge” and it’s not good news for those who already believe their electric bills are coming in too high. 

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Solar ads are everywhere. You get the phone calls. You see the commercials. You hear it from your neighbors down the street. So at this point, you probably understand the benefits of solar energy. It allows you to generate your own clean energy at a lower price than what you pay your utility. You get that.

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Have you looked at your electric bill lately? It’s probably not something you want to see. If you have been keeping tabs on your energy costs, have you noticed the amount you owe your utility is going up and up? Maybe you’re often surprised by your bill. You think to yourself I don’t feel like I’m using that much more power, why do I keep getting charged so much?

The answer is quite simple: SCE keeps raising their rates.

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It’s no secret that electric vehicles (EVs) come with some cool perks. They’re fun to drive and save you boatloads of money on fuel. And when your pair your EV with a home solar system, you can literally drive on sunshine. Because who wouldn’t want to go green and save their own green in the process?

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