Baker Electric’s Solar Business Achieves 202% YOY Growth

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Baker Electric announces record growth and an impressive installed and contracted project total of 1 GW+ for its utility scale, commercial and residential solar businesses.

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AP-Northlake – Hemet California 24,050 kW utility-scale solar project completed November 2015 under Swinerton Renewable Energy for SunEdison.

Baker is proud to be a leader in clean energy so exceeding the 1GW milestone, rare in this industry, is an accomplishment of which our company is exceptionally proud,” said Baker Electric CEO and President Ted Baker.

Baker Electric, Inc. today announced it has achieved record growth based on the success of its utility, commercial and residential solar businesses. Baker reports a 202% YOY (2014 - 2015) kW (kilowatt) increase reaching an all-time installed and contracted milestone of 1 GW+ (gigawatt) across all three of its solar business segments. The company attributes this growth to its ability to meet intensified market demand with leading-edge products, exceptional customer service and Baker’s solar expertise founded on 75+ years in the electrical contracting business. To fulfill this demand, Baker’s 2015 solar workforce increased by an average of 119%.

“Baker is proud to be a leader in clean energy so exceeding the 1GW milestone, rare in this industry, is an accomplishment of which our company is exceptionally proud,” said Baker Electric CEO and President Ted Baker. “Between the Paris Climate Talks, the five-year extension of the US Investment Tax Credit, and locally the San Diego City Council Climate Action Plan, 2016 is on track to be another record-setting year for Baker’s solar business.”

Baker’s residential and commercial solar businesses install systems largely in the country’s premier Southern California market. Since the inception of its residential solar business in 2005, Baker has designed and installed solar on more than 4,000 homes in San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. These system installations meet 95% of a homeowner’s energy needs, providing measurable cost savings and environmental benefits. The company’s commercial solar group has designed and installed 109 systems for organizations like the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and global firm Hunter Industries located in San Marcos, California.

In the growing utility-scale segment, Baker provided the complete electrical installation of utility-scale solar for massive projects such as the Stateline Solar Farm Project located two miles south of the California-Nevada border, with a system size of 340 MW (megawatts) using 3,159,240 FS panels. The Seville Solar projects, located in California’s Imperial Valley, feature a system size of 69 MW using 626,640 FS panels.

Ted Baker concluded by saying, “Baker is uniquely positioned to provide renewable energy products and services to consumers, businesses and utilities. In addition to solar, our goal is to offer a proven portfolio of energy solutions that provide measurable ROI and support the environment in the areas of battery storage, performance monitoring, lighting and lighting controls.”

About Baker Electric, Inc.
Founded in 1938, Baker Electric, Inc. is a closely-held corporation under the leadership of fourth generation family members. It provides comprehensive pre-construction services and the planning, coordination, design/build, in-house electrical engineering and project management of any size project from initial design to follow-up maintenance. Baker Electric’s team of experts also specializes in commercial and utility-scale solar. Their residential solar arm, NB Baker Electric, Inc., dba Baker Electric Solar, designs, builds and installs solar power systems for homeowners across Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.baker-electric.com and http://www.bakerelectricsolar.com.

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