Baker Electric Solar is Proud Sponsor of San Diego Food Bank Blues Fest

Baker Electric Solar is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Blues Festival Sept. 26 & 27 at the downtown Embarcadero Marina Park North. In its fifth year, the two-day festival benefits the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider and SunPower Elite Dealer, is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival featuring two stages and 18 acts on Sept. 26 & 27 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. Since the festival's founding in 2011, all proceeds from the two-day event benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Over the years, sponsors and festival goers have helped contribute more than 18 tons of food and more than $350,000 to help the Food Bank fight hunger in San Diego County.


The family-friendly event will feature blues legends Booker T. Jones and Marcia Ball along with 16 other national and local blues acts on two stages both days. With gates open at 11:45 a.m., attendees will enjoy local craft beer and food, specialty cocktails and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors. General admission tickets are $25 daily or $40 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free. VIP passes are also available. The Food Bank is encouraging attendees to donate two cans of food.

As a Stage Sponsor, Baker Electric Solar will help "rock the fest" with company volunteers manning the solar provider's booth and helping to collect canned goods from attendees. At the Baker booth, attendees can learn about the benefits of solar, the latest on net energy metering, the federal investment tax credit (ITC), and the San Diego Food Bank's new 1,400 panel Baker Electric Solar system. On July 28 Joan and Irwin Jacobs took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring their $1 million contribution which enabled the Food Bank's rooftop solar installation.

The Food Bank solar project will yield $120,000 in annual savings and as a result provide 600,000 additional meals to San Diego's less fortunate. The 350kW solar system is comprised of 1,400 Hyundai 250W panels, 16 Sunny TriPower 20kW inverters, 1 Sunny TriPower 12kW inverter, and a Draker Monitoring system with an Advanced Kiosk screen. Baker donated a 65" LG flat screen TV that displays the Food Bank's real-time solar system performance.

"Baker is honored to have designed and installed the Food Bank's impressive solar project," said CEO Ted Baker. "In addition to the significant cost savings realized by going solar, the Food Bank is moving closer to their goal of becoming LEED certified. Stepping up to sponsor the Blues Fest was a natural segue for our ongoing partnership with the Food Bank."

"We're poised for our biggest year yet," said Food Bank CEO Jim Floros. "With support from our title sponsor AimLoan.com, stage sponsor Baker Electric Solar and others, we've been able to feature world-class talent such as Booker T. Jones, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials and many others. This is one of our largest fundraisers supporting our mission to feed more than 370,000 San Diegans per month. Please come out and enjoy the music and fun!"

To learn more or buy tickets for the San Diego Blues Fest go to: http://sdbluesfest.com/tickets/

About Baker Electric Solar
San Diego-based Baker Electric Solar, designs, installs and maintains photovoltaic solar power systems for homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. As a member of the Baker family of companies, Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. It ranks No. 21 on Solar Power World Magazine's 2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors in North America. It was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as San Diego's No. 10 Fastest-Growing Private Company. It received the 2014 SunPower "Commercial National Top Producer of the Year" and "Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year" awards. Baker also earned the Angie's List Super Service Award two consecutive years (2013-2014). Baker Electric Solar is San Diego's first and largest SunPower Elite Dealer. For more information, visit http://bakerelectricsolar.com.

About the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Through a combination of government programs and partnerships with more than 330 San Diego County nonprofit charities, the Food Bank acts as a central repository and distribution point for government and donated food. The Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food in the Financial Year 2014-2015 to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations. Visit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at: http://www.sandiegofoodbank.org

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