The Solar Insights Blog

We are talking proud at our digs at 1298 Pacific Oaks Place in Escondido!  On April 12 it was announced at the annual SunPower regional conference in Long Beach that Baker Electric Home Energy was named the 2011 SunPower “Residential Dealer of the Year.”

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Did you know you could lease your solar system?

 As a SunPower Elite Dealer, Baker Electric Solar is providing our residential customers with an affordable way to go solar with a $0 down, low monthly payment lease available through SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR).  The solar leasing option is spot-on for cost-conscious residential customers.  It eases the upfront cost jitters!

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, average retail electricity prices in the U.S. rose steadily over the decade before 2009, growing from 6.64 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 1999 to 9.82 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2009 — never once declining from year to year. A typical electric bill in San Diego might run between 13 and 29 cents per kilowatt-hour today. With the local utility’s tier energy system. The more you use the more you pay!

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Every year we are given an opportunity to turn over a new leaf when January rolls around. We set goals, make promises to ourselves and are determined to conquer bad habits. While the old standby resolutions like weight and exercise are good ones to set — why not check out some easy clean energy ideas as well?

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It’s exciting to send a shout out to our military — especially when the good news spotlights our Marines during the month of November, on the heels of Veteran’s Day. The long and short of it is — our company teamed up with a number of quality companies to bring solar energy to the new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQs) complex at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.

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Exciting news to share — our company has been accredited as a SunPower Elite Dealer by Silicon Valley-based SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems!

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Heating and cooling our homes accounts for more than half of our energy costs, with the average heating and cooling costs ringing up around $1064 annually according to the U.S. Energy Department.  This figure is a national average, so we might surmise that our Southern California homes ring up on the higher side of the median.

It makes sense to look at ways to lower our energy consumption, which in turn lowers our energy bills and reduces our carbon footprints. 

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