The Solar Insights Blog

When the University of San Diego installed commercial solar panels on its campus in 2010, it helped set the pace for San Diego’s rise as the nation’s No. 2 solar city. The 5,000 solar panels mounted by the university also set the school on a path to meet its goal of becoming the country’s most sustainable college campus by 2025.

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Why and How of Solar Power for Colleges and Universities

We’ve got our eye on climate change and what can be done about it — and not just because we’re one of the best solar companies in San Diego. We’re concerned citizens, too.

Just like you, we feel the searing heat and search the sky for rainclouds that don’t come. On the news or online, we watch footage of wildfires that come all too often. We hear frequent reports on global warming trends and link the data we’re given to what appears to be happening around us.

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When officials at San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic High School partnered with us this year to install a commercial solar panel system on their campus, they knew they were making a smart investment.

The 1.1 megawatt solar system will allow the school to realize savings of $80,000 to $100,000 a year on its electricity costs — a welcome cut in the half million dollars it annually spends on energy.

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Here’s a fact you might not know when you go green with residential solar panels in San Diego: You have legal rights.

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When members of our team at Baker Electric Solar attend the San Diego Blues Festival in September, we’ll be doing more than some serious toe tapping. We’ll be there to support a highly worthy community cause.

The September 10th event at Embarcadero Marina Park North will feature an outstanding lineup of Grammy-winning and other well-known blues performers. The event will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

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San Diego Solar Blues Fest

When California adopted policies to support clean energy, it recognized that going green meant green for all.

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California has hit another solar energy milestone. Thanks to triple-digit temperatures this summer, the state’s power grid generated a record-breaking level of residential and commercial large-scale solar energy in July.

That’s enough to meet the electricity needs of millions of homes.

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