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The Best Solar Company in San Diego for Solar Power, Home Battery, HVAC, & Roofing

Baker Electric Home Energy
2120 Harmony Grove Rd.
Escondido, CA 92029

Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Getting solar panels in San Diego is a no-brainer. As a local resident considering solar energy for your home, the first question that probably comes to mind is “how much money can I save on utility bills?” 

After installing a home photovoltaic (PV) panel system, you will trade an expensive electric bill for a much lower monthly solar payment. Every month, that payment brings you one step closer to owning your home PV system—which qualifies you for the federal solar tax credit. But getting the details right means partnering with a trusted solar energy consultant who can help you reach your renewable energy goals with a system designed to meet your needs—and your budget.

Baker Electric Home Energy, the best solar company in San Diego, has been serving the local community with energy solutions for 84 years. We’re locals—just like you. Our experienced consultants are ready to answer all of your questions and help you determine the solar PV system most suitable for your home.

How Does Solar Work in San Diego?

In San Diego, even after you install a solar PV system, you’ll continue to have a customer relationship with your utility company. Under Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0), if the solar PV system generates more electricity during the day than you can use, you can send the extra energy back to the utility company and receive credits in return. 

At night, when your solar panels are not generating electricity, you can trade these energy credits to pay for grid electricity provided by the utility company. It’s worth noting that there are some negligible—but unavoidable—charges that solar cannot offset, such as power line maintenance and low-income household assistance.  

After going solar, how much you save on your utility bill depends on how well your PV system has been installed. With a correctly designed solar panel installation, you might see a zero balance for your electric bill.  

With Baker Electric Home Energy, the solar installation process in San Diego involves four easy steps: Consultation & Design; Engineering; Installation; and Operation. As the best solar company in San Diego—with over 16,500 satisfied customers to date—you can rest assured that your home solar installation is in expert hands. 

Solar Panel Installation with the Best Solar Company in San Diego

When considering a home solar installation, it’s important to do your own research and evaluate some of the different factors, including what brands to look for, upfront costs, and financing options. At Baker Electric Home Energy, we take pride in our exceptional electrical expertise and attention to quality. We offer a variety of products, services, and financing options to help you maximize your solar savings. 

Our free solar panel cost calculator is the fastest way to explore solar energy now. It is customized to reflect the brands we recommend and the professional installation we provide. Our solar energy consultants are committed to making your installation process smooth and hassle-free. Our team meets with you to discuss your household’s current and future energy needs, the cost of the solar installation, and our financing options. With Baker Electric Home Energy, you know you’re getting a real estimate from real experts.    

Our San Diego Service Areas

Alpine | Bonita | Bonsall | Borrego Springs | Boulevard | Campo | Cardiff By The Sea | Carlsbad | Chula Vista | Coronado | Del Mar | Descanso | Dulzura | El Cajon | Encinitas | Escondido | Fallbrook | Guatay | Imperial Beach | Jacumba | Jamul | Julian | La Jolla | La Mesa | Lakeside | Lemon Grove | Lincoln Acres | Mount Laguna | National City | Oceanside | Pala | Palomar Mountain | Pauma Valley | Pine Valley | Potrero | Poway | Ramona | Ranchita | Rancho Santa Fe | San Diego | San Luis Rey | San Marcos | San Ysidro | Santa Ysabel | Santee | Solana Beach | Spring Valley | Valley Center | Vista | Warner Springs

At Baker Electric Home Energy, we are proud of our legacy as
the best solar company in San Diego.
Contact us to learn more about installing solar panels for your household, or request a demo today!

Customer reviews

Maurice Y.
Maurice Y.
We were satisfied with solar system installation for our home. Although there were delays due to rainy days, Baker was very communicative via phone calls,… Read more
Kyle C.
Kyle C.
Note: I'm waiting for PTO with my solar system, so this review reflects my experience to date thus far. Had a great experience with Don Inman when I was… Read more
Lynda Damato
Lynda Damato
We are very impressed with the caliber of employees this company employs. It is a BIG investment for anyone who is putting in solar/batteries, etc., so you better get the best and most established company you can. There are solar company horror stories about “here today, gone tomorrow” everywhere you turn, but you won’t be one of them if you go with this 80 year old company. I chose them because they did a huge job for my employer 25+ years ago and I was a part of that build out. The company was very pleased. They’re still providing great service. A VERY special shout-out to Felix Ortiz and Bobby (sorry Bobby, I don’t know your last name). All the other folks who were here were great too. It was apparent that they enjoyed working with each other. Felix offered (and did) to paint the outside conduits to match our house. He was was not required to do it, but he did it to make us happy. You don’t get service like that anymore. Even if we have to swap out a light switch Baker is going to do it! Good job, Baker! Read more
Denise W.
Denise W.
We recently had an issue with our furnace not working and we contacted Baker because we have been so pleased with their work and impressed with their staff… Read more
Shanny L.
Shanny L.
We are very pleased with the service we've received, specifically, from the service manager Josh. We ran into some snags, initially, after Baker became… Read more
Jill Tavolazzi
Jill Tavolazzi
Every step along the way with Baker to install solar has been smooth and efficient. They were straightforward, honest, and kept me up-to-date on everything. I researched solar companies and interviewed 3 of them. I was very impressed with Baker, plus they had the best reviews. Their prices were similar to other companies but they gave me an extra $1,000 off (someone referred me) and I am also going to receive $250 for a referral. I also took advantage of their no down, no interest, no payment offer that gives me 18 months to pay my solar installation costs. That allowed me to use my savings for a new roof and fence that I desperately needed. Go with Baker…you will have no regrets! Read more
Andra C.
Andra C.
Our AC went out last night. Great timing with triple digit temps. Carrier gave us a list of companies to service our AC which was still under warranty…. Read more
Caroline M.
Caroline M.
What a great business to do work with! Their staff has been awesome. I have the pleasure of dealing with Jeremy Denton, from customer service, not only that he is very professional, courteous, knowledgeable and takes ownership of the issue and follows up to get resolution, he also seems like a real genuine and caring person. One cannot hope for more from a business. It is so rare in the recent years to find good customer service, and this company exceeds all expectations. Thank you for putting so much emphasis on selecting the right people for your team. Read more
Pat Reynolds
Pat Reynolds
Gustavo Ruiz and his team (Alfredo, Luis, Roman and Bryan) were all very professional and courteous. They were knowledgeable about their business. They arrived promptly at the job site every morning. They performed an outstanding install. They policed the job site for cleanliness and parts before they left. I would highly recommend Baker Electric and this solar roofing team for future work. Tim Akenson and his team performed the solar electrical component install. The roof team did a great job of arranging and installing the solar panels on the roof. Tim and his team did a clean and organized install of all the electrical conduit and control boxes. The complete electrical install was completed in one day. The job looks great. The system was working properly and producing electrical energy that afternoon under test. Tim’s team was very professional, courteous and efficient in performing their job. I would highly recommend them and Baker Solar for future upgrades to my system. Read more
Pat Reynolds
Pat Reynolds
Gustavo Ruiz and his team (Alfredo, Luis, Roman and Bryan) were all very professional and courteous. They were knowledgeable about their business. They arrived promptly at the job site every morning. They performed an outstanding install. They policed the job site for cleanliness and parts before they left. I would highly recommend Baker Electric and this solar roofing team for future work. Read more
Sherry Kear
Sherry Kear
Friendly and terrific energy. Great communication and knowledge. Straight forward and honest. No up selling. Sending details to our email so we can see what the issues are and make the best decision. A low quote cost that can roll over into service. Will definitely call em again and recommend. Read more
Melissa B.
Melissa B.
11 Aug 2022: Initial Contact – Kevin We just signed the contract with Baker to add solar panels and battery backup to our existing system. Am going to… Read more
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Customer stories

Baker customer
It is just a marvellous thing to have solar during the day, battery at night, basically we are getting free electricity. Working with Baker has just been a fabulous experience. We would highly recommend them. Just great folks.
Terry
Baker Customer
Winchester – CA
Baker customer
The communication with the project team was fantastic. We heard from them on a consistent basis. They let us know the steps of the process of putting in the system and what would come next.
Rene
Baker Customer
Poway – CA
Baker customers
We did not know a lot about solar. Speaking with our Solar consultant, he was there to answer any of our questions. He was always there when we needed him. Everyone is professional and polite. We could not have gone on with a better company.
Steve and Amy
Baker Customer
El Cajon – CA
#1 in Southern California
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#3 in California
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Awards earned

Baker Electric 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

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