Years in business

> 83

Pros

Review score is above industry average of 3.96

4.32

Cons

Average cost per watt above industry average of $3.00

$4.20

NABCEP qualified installer

No

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Latest review

Mike Isaacson over 1 month

We had our panels installed on a Monday and had City inspections by Thursday. We had PTO from SDGE that same day! We also required roof repair and the Sequoia team is the best ! Communication with Baker is top notch, we will only recommend them to family and friends.

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Latest complaint

Mitch R., over 1 month

BAKER SOLAR CAN BECOME YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE!! THEY CERTAINLY BECAME MINE IN 2020!! I did my research to a reasonable degree and concluded that Baker Solar sounded like the best choice for solar. They “sounded” that way because the salesman, Donald I., made false and inaccurate statements to us when we were in his presentation. Specifically, he assured us that our new Baker Solar system would be “monitored” 24/7 and even if some leaves covered a portion of 1 panel and it failed to produce properly, their company would immediately notify us and we or they could address the issue. THAT IS A LIE! Baker Solar DOES NOT HAVE EVEN ONE PERSON OR ANY IN-HOUSE SYSTEM THAT WATCHES ANY OF THEIR SYSTEMS. At that time we did not know that, so we signed the contract and Baker designed and installed our $52,000 system. All appeared to be doing well until this past December when we received a final adjusted bill from SDG&E for $3,800! When we called Baker to ask for their help in understanding how this could be, They tried to communicate with our solar system from their office but could not….the system was broken. IN FACT, AS WE ULTIMATELY FOUND OUT, IT HAD BEEN COMPLETELY BROKEN AND COMPLETELY INNOPERATIVE SINCE JULY 2020! 4 MONTHS AND NOT A WORD FROM BAKER SOLAR! So they sent a technician, who found that their 60amp breaker had EXPLODED, CAUGHT FIRE inside our electric panel and had destroyed several other breakers for our house. I have what is left of those breakers….which is not much! WE ARE BLESSED THAT OUR HOUSE DID NOT CATCH FIRE AND BURN BECAUSE OUR ELECTRIC PANEL IS IN THE PANTRY OF OUR HOME….RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING FLAMABLE. The original technician replaced their solar breaker but did not have a clue as to why the explosion and fire took place. I WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THEIR LACK OF AN EXPLANATION AS TO HOW THEIR SYSTEM HAD FAILED SO SPECTUCULARLY. So they sent a second technician. He cleaned the contacts a little but he did not know why the system caught fire and stopped working….maybe a bad breaker he told us. But the third technician never even came to our home…he just looked over the reports of the previous two technicians and declared it was absolutely an oxidized (corroded) bus bar…end of story….close out the complaint….nothing more going on here! Except he forgot to factor in the fact that I spent my entire working career as a master metallurgist and his explanation was totally bogus and untrue. I called him out on it and explained why he was wrong, but he never responded. So I ASKED BAKER SOLAR TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THEIR 60 AMP BREAKER TO THE OUTSIDE LOCATION WHERE THE REST OF THEIR SYSTEM IS LOCATED. FOR TWO WEEKS THEY TOLD ME THAT WHAT I WANTED WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND THEY WERE NOT GOING TO DO IT WITHOUT CHARGING ME! I am no electrician but I had to tell them how it was easily possible to do. Finally they came out and did what I had asked for. It took 1 man 30 minutes to make the correction.

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Baker Electric Home Energy prices

This installer does not publish their standard system prices on the net.

As such we have used average pricing from the installers service areas as a proxy for what this company would most likely charge for a solar system.

System size

5.1kW

Average cost per watt

$2.70

Net cost of system

$9,161 - $11,197

Average payback time

Annual power production

8,682 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

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Levelized cost per kWh is the cost of the solar system divided by the total number of kWh produced by a solar system over it’s lifetime.

5¢ kWh

If you don't get solar

52¢ kWh

Forecast average CA electric rates over the next 25 years

Installers description for their business

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 Home Energy, designs, builds and installs solar power systems for homeowners across Southern California.

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Contact

Address

2120 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido CA, 92029

Phone

(click to reveal) ..8080

Website

Baker Electric Home Energy

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CALIFORNIA - Escondido

2120 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido CA, 92029

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Accreditations and affiliations

Better Business Bureau Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Power World California Solar Energy Industries Association

Service Types

Residential solar - Grid tied

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