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Changes are coming soon to the way solar customers are billed by Southern California Edison through a mechanism called net energy metering (NEM). The financial benefits of the current program (NEM 1.0) are projected to end in July of 2017. So lock in savings for the next 20 years by going solar now!

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You might have heard about the recent changes SDG&E has made affecting your electric bill. These changes and their ramifications could be confusing to anyone. Here at Baker, we strive to be experts in more than just solar power.

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Baker Electric Home Energy has partnered with Cathedral Catholic High School to build a 1.1 megawatt solar system to help the school achieve savings of $80,000 to $100,000 per year on its electrical energy costs. The solar installation is projected to be substantially complete by the beginning of the 2016 – 2017 school year.
 
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North America’s largest solar trade show, Solar Power International (SPI), has attendees from more than 80 countries.  As interest in renewable energy grows worldwide, this year’s SPI was the biggest yet. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it had more than 18,000 attendees. 
 
Baker Electric Solar was there, too. Here’s what we learned:
 
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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.
 
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Baker Electric Home Energy designed and installed a 49.725 kW rooftop solar system for La Mesa-based Del Cerro Baptist Church. The installation of the 195-Hyundai® 255W solar panel array will produce roughly 93 percent of the church’s electricity needs and save about $21,000 on their energy bill over the course of a year. In addition, the Baker installation included upgrading the main electrical service panel and the SDG&E transformer.
 
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