Solar Panels in Riverside

Southern California has been home to Baker since 1938 and today we are proud to be a leading solar panel installation company in Riverside County, CA.
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Riverside solar companies have come and gone throughout the last few years. They are drawn by an endless sea of rooftops and high air conditioning bills, only to fail by not understanding the community. Riverside is not like anywhere else; it is not an extension of the nearby big cities. And neither are its people.

People come to Riverside to getaway. They don’t want to be bothered by solar companies calling or knocking on their door and aren’t easily talked into a sale. In fact, Riverside is one of the most difficult areas of Southern California for solar panel installers to sell renewable energy systems. Unless you know-how. Riverside homeowners are receptive to solar companies who are polite, respectful, and show up with their lowest price. Don’t reach out to them, they’ll let you know when they are ready. From the solar power installer’s point of view, you better be ready to get to the bottom line and explain not only what the solar power system will do for them, but why they should choose you over everyone else. Baker Home Energy has been a Riverside solar power company since opening the Solar Store in Murrieta.

The store was opened in response to Riverside homeowners wanting a brick-and-mortar location where they could meet the people behind the company and see some of the solar pv (photovoltaics) components on display that make up a solar power plant. They could also see some of the peripheral solar technologies such as roof mounts and solar inverters. This, along with up-front pricing, has been a success for both Baker and Riverside residents as proven by the number of happy customers and volume of solar installations Baker has completed in the area. Overall, Baker has installed over 16,500 systems throughout Southern California.

We install solar in Riverside and the Inland Empire

The rules of Riverside solar power have changed dramatically in the last few years.  Net Billing Tarrifs, feed-in tariffs, time-of-use… solar installers have a new energy environment to design solar projects around.  Public utilities across California have been enacting changes to make both rooftop residential solar, and utility-scale solar, play better with their own fossil fuel power plants.  Essentially, the public utilities want renewable energy owners to get paid less for the electricity they produce depending on the hour of the day.  Thankfully solar technologies exist that allow homeowners to go solar and still see excellent cost savings, regardless of the new rules.

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Canyon Lake
Cathedral City
Desert Hot Springs
Indian Wells
Jarupa Valley
Lake Elsinore
La Quinta
Moreno Valley
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage
San Jacinto

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 Home Energy is different. We have over 16,500 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 Home Energy takes only four easy steps — consultation, design and engineering, installation, and operation. As the best solar company in San Bernardino with over 24,000 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.

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Who Should Get Solar Panels in Riverside County?

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 mounted solar projects except of course they’re on the ground not on a roof! Because ground mount is not reliant on the preexisting orientation of 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. Ground mounts are more common than you might think, you don’t see them because they can be hidden from view very effectively.

Roof-mounted solar power systems are the more traditional mounting of solar systems, especially when it comes to installing solar panels in suburban areas where yard space can be 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. Beware of solar companies willing to install racking systems that lift portions of the panel or entire systems off the roof to tilt it towards the sun as there are usually better options. For example, it might be less expensive, and less of an eyesore, so simply add another panel to make up for your roof not being ideal.

When considering a solar system, it’s always best to keep an open mind and work with your consultant to explore all possibilities. Don’t decide ahead of time between a roof mount vs a ground mount as they both have benefits depending on your unique situation. Many solar installation companies in Riverside do not offer ground-mounted systems; if you think a ground mount might be a possibility for you, make sure to contact an installer that offers both.

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 before the end of the fiscal year. Keep in mind this investment tax credit will not be around forever. The amount credited is equal to 30% of the purchase price of your solar system.

However, unlike other calculators, Baker is customized to the brands we recommend and carry, along with the professional installation we provide. In other words, this means you’re getting a real estimate from real experts.

Why Go Solar in Riverside County?

Riverside County, like most of Southern California, has one of the best climates for being outdoors. From gorgeous lakes and sprawling deserts to majestic snow-capped mountains in the winter, Riverside County offers its residents a variety of enjoyable geographical locations and plenty of sunny days. We know you work hard to enjoy all that Southern California offers – we’re right there with you. We check the day’s weather to make sure it will be sunny during our time outside, we eagerly wait for the day our vineyard ripens, and we occasionally drive out of our way to catch a glimpse of a setting sun. With all the ways we enjoy and rely on the sun, doesn’t it make sense to get a solar panel installation in Riverside to let it power our homes?

With Los Angeles and San Diego being the 4th and 8th sunniest major cities in America respectively, Riverside is a prime location for solar energy! Depending on your current energy consumption, installing a solar energy system on your Riverside home can save you money every month, allowing you to do more of what you love.

Mike G.
Mike G.

The roofing and solar installation crews were incredible. They got the roofing done in 3 days and the solar done in 1 day. They completed the project on…

David H.
David H.

We engaged Baker to do a solar installation on our home at the beginning of 2023. On the positive side, I will say that we are satisfied with the…

Robert E.
Robert E.

Baker Electric recently replaced Air Conditioning/Heating at my residence. All contacts with Company employees were positive. Garrett, the…

Bob T.
Bob T.

Baker Electric was referred to me by a personal friend in the real estate services industry, Liron Shalom-Hickey with ServaPro. I contacted them on a…

Bill H.
Bill H.

Kind, considerate and knowledgeable. Found our solar problem quickly and luckily the part is covered under warranty. Explained the process to replace and…

Michael Y.
Michael Y.

My wife and I wanted to add to our existing solar panels that were on the house when we bought it. The old system was not, in our opinion, meeting our…

Justin A.
Justin A.

Excellent service from Baker and our electrician team lead by Will. We had an EV charger installed and for the work to move breakers and clear space for…

Kim A.
Kim A.

Fast friendly and on time!! Baker electric really helped me sign over the old owners account into my account. Walked me through it step by step. I got a…

Kathy Schulze
Kathy Schulze

Baker installed our solar system and they were amazing. From our first contact until the sign off from SDGE they were efficient, communicated in a timely manner, and kept us in…

Awards earned

San Diego

Baker Home Energy has been recognized on both local and national levels for our outstanding service and contributions to the rise of solar energy in San Diego and across Southern California. Here you’ll find a list of recent accomplishments.

  • 2021, 2019, 2016 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Winner. 2017 International Torch Award Winner, 2015 -Finalist
  • 2017 Inc. 500, 2016 Inc. 5000 (#607), 2015 Inc. 5000 (#1926)
  • 2017, 2016, 2015 San Diego Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • 2016 San Diego Business Journal – Best Places to Work in San Diego
  • First SunPower Elite Dealer in San Diego County 2015 – Top Producer
  • 2016, 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award
  • 2021 (#22) Top 500 North American Solar + Storage Residential Contractors from Solar Power World
  • 2021 (#3) Top Residential California Solar + Storage Contractors from Solar Power World
  • 2021 (#1) Top Residential Southern California Solar + Storage Commercial Contractors from Solar Power World
  • 2015 San Diego Metro Magazine – San Diego’s Most Admired Companies