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Understanding Solar Roofs vs Solar Panels

Is there a difference between Solar Roofs and Solar Panels on your Roof? Absolutely!

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Solar permits are required to install solar panel systems in your home
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Help With San Diego Solar Permits

Are you struggling with a DIY solar project for your home and the mandatory solar permitting process in San Diego? Learn more about how Baker Electric Home Energy can guide you through the process.

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Simply put, the difference between a solar roof and solar panels is the relationship of whole (roof) to part (panel). Solar roofs are constructed with integrated materials that convert sunlight into electrical power, rather than placing panels on top. The integrated solar energy cells may be part of a building’s initial construction, or function as a later, post-construction upgrade. 

Understanding Solar Roofs vs Solar Panels

Is there a difference between Solar Roofs and Solar Panels on your Roof? Absolutely!

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How Do Solar Shingles Work?

Our society’s dependence on electric energy—once considered a significant problem—has prompted innovations for employing alternative renewable energy sources with virtually endless capacity. Human ingenuity has produced several options for delivering this energy to our homes.  Understanding renewable energy products is key to making the best selection for your needs. For example, answering the question, “How…

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Meeting Spring Heating and Cooling Needs in San Diego’s North County

Though no one can confirm Mark Twain actually said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer I spent in San Francisco,” many Californians can relate to the sentiment. Unfortunately, confusion around California weather is not limited to the upper parts of the state.  Many who have never visited the Golden State assume Southern…

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Enjoying the Benefits of Home Renewable Energy

Today, few resources have greater unseen influence on our lives than energy—until you open your utility bill, that is. Many homeowners have noticed the increasingly erratic costs for electricity. This has prompted more people to ask if solar energy is an option for them. For many in SoCal, the answer is “yes.”  First however, you…

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What Is a Solar Virtual Power Plant?

Once, the barest mention of a “cloud” in Southern California would be nearly inaudible over the thunder of dashed hopes, as millions of people postponed outdoor plans for another sunny day.  Two decades later, advances in technology have endowed “the cloud” with a more hopeful meaning, unrelated to weather. This evolved “cloud” is what gives…

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Staying comfortable with minisplit AC

The Advantages of Installing a Split System Air Conditioner in San Diego

The advantages of installing a split system air conditioner in San Diego are many; Ambiance, Flexibility and Cost are just a few.

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Solar panels on a clay tile roof

Installing Solar Panels on Clay Tile Roofs

Clay roofs are especially popular in Southern California, as is leveraging the abundance of sunshine for solar energy. Many homeowners are making the switch to solar by installing solar panels on their homes. However, there are challenges to overcome when installing solar panels on clay tile roofs, specifically. If, like many homeowners in Southern California,…

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Example of how solar panels will work on your house

Will Solar Panels Work on My House? 

For most people, a home represents the investment of a lifetime. Not only is it a site for many enduring memories, but it also serves as a refuge from some of life’s uncontrollable events. For example, your home can offer you security during yearly power outages,  as well as extreme fluctuations in energy prices based…

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Winner of 2021 BBB Torch Award for Ethics

The Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics recognizes companies that display integrity and ethics above and beyond and in all aspects of their business. We are proud to announce we are the winner of the 2021 BBB Torch Award for EThics. We are proud that we have been selected as the 2021 winner and…

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