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Baker Electric Home Energy is Southern California's premier solar provider. We are a locally-owned and nationally recognized company, with hundreds of commercial solar customers throughout the San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Every one of our solar installations is uniquely designed for our customers. To make our systems compatible with any budget, we offer Purchase, Finance, PPA, and Lease options and work with you personally to find the best solution that meets your needs. 

We offer you the possibility to gain control of your power with a solar system that delivers electricity at a fraction of the cost you currently pay your utility company.

With over a decade of experience performing solar system installs for hundreds of businesses, government facilities and utilities, we know how to help you improve your business’s energy efficiency. Commercial solar systems in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County, can be mounted on the roof of your building or integrated into a different application, such as parking canopies, depending on your facility space and location. Baker will work with you to discuss your needs and will custom design a system based on your specific requirements.


Financing Options Available

You don't have to pay for the entire system upfront. Our team is trained to help choose the best option that fits your needs. By answering a few questions, we can provide several financing options from our approved and vetted financing partners that align with your goals – helping you stay cash-flow positive for the entire life of the financing.

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is essentially replacing your existing utility with a solar power system on your property and/or facility. With a PPA, you pay only for the power generated by the system and a third party owns and maintains the facility. They take the tax credits and depreciation and pass the savings along to you in the form of lower utility rates. Terms can vary from 15-25 years.

With generous tax incentives available, simple payback for solar projects typically ranges from 5-7 years for most for-profit businesses looking to buy systems outright. For companies looking to have no up-front cost, there are multiple financing options that still save you money every month while making solar affordable. 

Federal and State Incentives for Solar

There are two major incentives that make solar attractive for businesses in addition to benefits our residential customers often see. The first is a limited time 30% federal tax credit – providing a 30% discount off the cost of a solar power system in the first year. The ITC was set to expire at the end of 2016; fortunately, as of December 2015, it’s been extended for five years. It will retain the 30% rate until 2019. In 2020, however, the rate will fall to 26% and then further drop to 22% in 2021, after which it will remain at 10% for commercial solar. 

The second incentive is accelerated depreciation (commonly referred to as MACRS) which provides the ability to depreciate solar over 5 years with the depreciation front loaded at the beginning of the depreciation period.

Baker Uses Solar Power

We don’t just tell our customers that commercial solar is a good investment – we live by it. In 2009, we installed an 85kW commercial solar power system on our corporate headquarters in Escondido, California. 
You know you are going solar with one of the best solar companies in San Diego due to our own commitment to powering our facilities with solar.