Baker Electric Inc. and Baker Electric Solar Make Top 250 Solar Contractors List

Baker Electric Inc. and Baker Electric Solar are pleased to be ranked #45 and #112 respectively on the Solar Power World 2013 Top 250 Solar Contractors list.

Baker Electric Inc. and Baker Electric Solar made Solar Power World's 2013 Top 250 Solar Contractors list. Baker Electric Inc. ranked #45 and Baker Electric Solar ranked #112. As a fourth generation electrical contracting company, Baker Electric Inc. specializes in commercial and utility-scale installations. Green technology design / build residential Baker Electric Solar focuses on individual homeowners and light commercial work.

The solar installation data supplied to Solar Power World was separated by which Baker family company initially contracted, confirmed and completed the work. With 322 employees, Baker Electric Inc. commercial qualified for its #45 position by installing 9.3 MW in 2012 with 13.628 MW installed since its first solar contract in 2003. With 34 employees, Baker Electric Solar residential earned its #112 rank by installing 2.02 MW in 2012 with 5.93 MW installed since its founding in 2007.

Solar Power World is one of the solar industry's leading media resources with its print publication, web site and social media outlets. This Top 250 list builds on last year's version, which featured 100 companies. The list offers consumers and solar contractors a definitive look at how solar integrators nationwide stack up against their peers according to megawatts installed in 2012. The ranking includes companies small and large, privately owned and publicly traded.

Founded in 1938, Baker Electric Inc.'s initial venture into solar was in 2003 -- partnering with homebuilders to install solar systems on new homes. With the continued demand for residential solar, it launched NB Baker Electric Inc. dba Baker Electric Solar in 2007 to work one-on-one with individual homeowners who wanted to experience solar savings. Baker Electric Solar brings its parent company's 75-year history, backing and diversification to its local home and small business customers. Together the companies have provided sun- powered options to more than 1300 San Diego County residents – with Baker Electric Inc. performing installations for a wide range of industries including school districts, universities, military bases, and medical facilities.

"We are pleased to welcome Baker Electric and Baker Electric Solar to the elite company of Solar Power World's Top 250 Solar Contractors," says Frank Andorka, editorial director of Solar Power World. "Their hard work and dedication to bringing solar power into the mainstream is exactly what this industry needs. The competition was fierce, so the team at Baker should be proud of this accomplishment."

"It's great to have both Baker family solar companies on the prestigious Top 250 Solar Contractors list," said Ted Baker, CEO of Baker Electric Inc. "Attaining the #45 nationwide ranking speaks volumes about our commitment to solar, as does our 87kW PV system on the rooftop of our Escondido headquarters installed in 2009."

"It's an exciting time to be part of the solar industry, and Solar Power World's Top 250 list serves as a solar industry benchmark," said Mike Teresso, president of Baker Electric Solar. "I know our customers will be pleased and impressed that we met the stringent criteria to make the nationwide list."

For more information about Baker Electric Inc., call (760) 745-2001 or visit

For more information about Baker Electric Solar, call (877) 543-8765 or visit

About Baker Electric Inc.
Founded in 1938, Baker Electric, Inc. is a closely held corporation under the leadership of fourth generation family members. It provides comprehensive pre-construction services and the planning, coordination, design | build, in-house electrical engineering and project management of any size project from initial design to follow- up maintenance. Baker Electric Inc. serves as both a prime and subcontractor. The company's solar arm, 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. For more information, visit

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 offers multiple financing options including both zero interest financing to purchase and a zero- down, fixed monthly payment lease. Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. In addition, Baker Electric Solar is San Diego's first SunPower Elite Dealer and 2011 SunPower Regional Residential Dealer of the Year. For more information, visit

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