The Solar Insights Blog

Want to ‘go solar’ and haven’t a clue what to look for in a solar company? You’re not alone. In speaking with prospects about adding a solar system to their home, our Baker Electric Solar consultants found people were unable to compare apples to apples with the estimates they received.

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Baker Electric Solar is a Baker Electric Inc. family company. It has the history, the backing and the diversification of its parent, a local home and business electrical contractor founded in 1938. Yes, things were different in 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt was President of the United States. The average cost of a new house was $3,900. Wages were $1,730 per year. A gallon of gas was 10 cents. Your loaf of white bread cost 9 cents and a pound of hamburger rung up at 13 cents.

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A trend began a few years ago when the economic downturn first hit, and it continues to stick: putting our expenses under the magnifying glass with an eye towards seeing where our opportunities are to stretch limited funds further.  After trimming luxury items and narrowing the monthly list to necessities only, many delve into their monthly utility bills searching for ways to save.   The typical response is to drop the lower jaw and wonder how you could have gone so long paying so much.  Chan

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Baker Electric Home Energy recently installed the first Blink DC Fast Charger on a San Diego college campus. The electric vehicle (EV) charger was installed in SDSU’s Parking Lot G on January 17 and commissioned on January 21, 2013.  It’s open for public charging!

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Solar panels San Diego style hold a promising future indeed, according to a recent study released by the University of Delaware that shows the potential for 99.9% renewable energy reliance serving a large energy grid covering a fifth of the U.S. by 2030.

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With the New Year upon us, we have fresh ideas of what we want to do to our homes. From a kitchen remodel, new windows, swimming pool, to a home solar power energy system, there are always projects we’d like to enhance our homes and lives. The necessary evil of home improvements is having a salesperson come to our home to do his or her evaluation, provide us the price, and extract a signature on the contract.

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While the NFL’s MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets, certainly shows off an impressive display of solar power, so, too, are other NFL stadiums around the country getting in the ‘green’ game. In fact, solar San Diego aficionados are impressed with the increasingly more common use of solar power to light up the night sky at all kinds of sporting events.

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