For Solar Panels In Riverside, Choose Baker Electric Home Energy
Riverside County is overflowing with solar power companies all claiming to be the best solar company in the area. The truth of the matter is many of them have only been in business for several years with only a handful of installations under their belt. Baker Electric Home Energy is different. We have over 8,000 installations throughout Southern California. California has been home to our parent company, Baker Electric since 1938 and today we are proud to be the real leading solar installer in the Inland Empire and Riverside County.
A solar installation in San Bernardino with Baker Electric Home Energy takes only four easy steps -- consultation, design and engineering, installation, and operation. As the best solar company in San Bernardino with over 5000 satisfied customers throughout SoCal, you can trust your installation is in good hands. Our solar energy consultants will meet with you to discuss your family’s current and future energy needs, the cost of a solar panel installation, our financing options as well as answer any questions you might have about going solar.
We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to solar companies in Riverside and thanks for considering us for your solar installation.
Solar Riverside County Installation Options
For homeowners with plenty of property but limited roof space or poor roof orientation, a ground-mounted solar energy system may be the best choice. Our ground mounts are just like our roof mounts except of course they're on the ground not on a roof! Systems are designed so that your solar panel installation is at a perfect pitch to capture maximum sunlight. Trenching for the conduit running from the system's inverter(s) to the electrical panel is typically required.
Roof-mounted solar power systems are the more traditional mounting of solar panels, especially when it comes to installing solar panels in suburban areas where yard space can be pretty limited. The solar panels will be aligned south-facing as much as possible to capture maximum sunlight. When possible, the conduit will run through the attic to your electrical panel.
Solar Rebates & Incentive Programs in Riverside County
The Solar Investment Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in federal income tax for anyone who purchases solar panels for their home or business. The amount credited is equal to 30% of the purchase price of your solar system. The ITC was set to expire at the end of 2016, but as of December 2015, it’s been extended for five years. It will retain the 30% rate until 2019.
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Getting City Approval for Solar in Riverside County
After you’ve gone through the steps of having your solar installation designed, it’s time for approvals. If you're a Baker customer, our staff takes care of the approval process so you don’t have to. Once you as the homeowner have approved your solar installation plans, we will submit said plans and the necessary permits to the Authority Having Jurisdiction or AHJ for short. Every city has different requirements for receiving approval for a solar panel installation. Some cities require complicated structural engineering reports, while some require a stamped letter of approval from your HOA before they begin the permitting process. Depending on where you live, this step can take two to three weeks.
Getting Utility Approval for Solar in Riverside County
The first step in getting permission to operate your solar power system is filling out a long Net Energy Metering application. During this process, utilities like SCE ask for a lot of detailed information, which is another reason going solar with Baker is helpful because we know how to speak the utility’s language and how to answer all of their highly technical questions. We take care of this process so you don’t have to worry about the headache. After your solar panel installation has been inspected by the city and your utility and is approved, you will then be issued permission to operate from your utility and you can begin using your solar system to generate power for your home.