Baker Electric Solar Wins "Residential Dealer of the Year" and "Intelegant Award for Excellence"

San Diego solar integrator is honored for residential and commercial installations -- featuring a U.S. Marine Corps housing project distinguished for innovation, cost-effectiveness and promoting energy security.

SunPower Elite Dealer, Baker Electric Solar (BES), a full-service solar integrator specializing in design / build for commercial and residential solar system installations, today announced it received the 2011 SunPower "Residential Dealer of the Year Award" and the 2011 SunPower "Intelegant Award for Excellence" at the annual SunPower regional conference held in Long Beach, Calif. on April 12, 2012.


SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, is the leading manufacturer of residential solar installations in the U.S. and has a network of 2,000 dealers worldwide.

The "Residential Dealer of the Year Award" is given to the dealer that achieves the highest combination of installation quality, customer satisfaction ratings, and solar project volume. The designation qualitatively honors the way the dealer conducts everyday business in their partnership with SunPower. The award recognizes Baker Electric Solar's integrity in branding, marketing and sales, as well as its quality in design, operations, field execution and customer service. As a SunPower Elite Dealer, BES delivers residential solar solutions with the latest in green technology.

The SunPower "Intelegant Award for Excellence" is a global award for overall excellence in a commercial solar system. Baker Electric Solar received the honor for the 1.5-megawatt (MW) system it installed for the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ-9) Complex at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, Calif. Each year a single SunPower commercial solar project is selected to receive the "Intelegant Award for Excellence." The award is based on the overall value -- which in this case was for both the military and taxpayer, in aesthetics, quality of the design and installation, as well as the project owner's satisfaction. BES also received a PV Project of Distinction Award from SEIA and SEPA for the same project.

For the BEQ-9 project, the challenge was to install the photovoltaic (PV) system without placing arrays on the BEQ rooftops. The military base project features 4,680 SunPower® E19/318 Solar Panels. The four PV installations generate on-site solar electric power reducing energy costs for the military base while providing premium shading for the two parking areas, amphitheater and recreational park.

"We congratulate Baker Electric Solar for their extraordinary performance in 2011 including the innovative BEQ-9 project, which is helping the U.S. military achieve energy security through the use of cost-effective, reliable solar power," said SunPower President Howard Wenger. "BES has demonstrated a level of quality and commitment to excellence worthy of these two prestigious awards, and we look forward to their continued success as a SunPower Elite Dealer."

"It is a distinct honor to be recognized as SunPower's ‘Residential Dealer of the Year.' We have been a SunPower dealer for several years, and it is a great partnership! SunPower's dealers are respected throughout the solar industry and recognized as highly experienced contractors," said BES President Ted Baker. "It is both humbling and exciting for our team to be presented with two top awards. The ‘Intelegant Award for Excellence' BEQ-9 project brings attention to the military's commitment to utilizing solar energy. It is an example of combining renewable solar energy with innovative engineering technologies to create dual-purpose structures. SunPower's high-efficiency solar panels helped us succeed in achieving this goal."

For more information on Baker Electric Solar, call (877) 543-8765 or visit http://www.bakerelectricsolar.com.

About Baker Electric Solar
Escondido-based NB Baker Electric, Inc., dba Baker Electric Solar, designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes and commercial facilities across Southern California. Baker Electric Solar is a SunPower Elite Dealer.

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