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Target CW
Project Description

TargetCW is a leading provider of contingent workforce services across the U.S. and overseas. Its comprehensive worldwide payrolling solution allows organizations to mitigate liability of their contingent workforce including: workers compensation, unemployment claims, ACA compliant health care benefits, paperless on-boarding, online time-keeping, and all tax withholdings and reporting. 

The Project Challenge (Pain Point)

Over its first five years, TargetCW has shown consistent growth and generated an impressive $160 MM revenue in 2015 with projected $200 MM in 2016. With that growth came plans to upgrade its HVAC system and install a new roof on its headquarters building.
Adding a solar system was a logical next step. In preparation, TargetCW previously researched several solar providers and ultimately chose Baker Electric Solar to manage the job from system design through final installation.

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Project Specs
  • Location San Diego, California
The Baker Solution

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider, designed and installed a 65.52 kW rooftop solar system for contingent workforce services firm, TargetCW. The rooftop solar installation will produce roughly 45% of the company’s annual electricity needs and save the company more than $24,000 on its energy costs in the first year. The TargetCW 25,000 square foot facility is located at 9475 Chesapeake Drive San Diego, California.

Baker’s follow-up was phenomenal, consistent, and professional. Not only did I hire them to install the company’s system but they also designed and installed one for my home. The Baker team was stellar. When modifications were necessary, Baker proposed smart alternative solutions. One of the few contractors I’ve worked with that are rock stars.

Samer Khouli
President and CEO Target CW

The facility will see a 92% reduction in its annual electricity bills based on past consumption. The new solar system not only minimizes TargetCW’s carbon footprint but also provides more than $500,000 in net savings over the 25-year warrantied life of the solar modules.

Scott Williams
Director of Commercial Solar, Baker Electric

The Result

According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, TargetCW’s new solar system will save the equivalent of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 174,778 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. It will offset CO2 emissions from 8,206 gallons of gasoline consumed or 77,819 pounds of coal burned.




Marine Group Boat Works
Project Description

Founded in the early 1980s, Marine Group Boat Works the operational budget. (MGBW), located in the Port of San Diego, is a family-owned, full-service vessel construction and repair company. Between its three facilities, MGBW employs over 200 ABS-certified welders, shipfitters, pipefitters, mechanics, electricians, painters, and other specialists.

According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, MGBW’s solar system offsets the equivalent of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1,214,096 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. It also offsets CO2 emissions from 57,002 gallons of gasoline consumed or 540,568 pounds of coal burned per year.

 

The Project Challenge (Pain Point)

Achieve sustainability leadership within the community and meet the Port of San Diego’s stated greenhouse gas reduction goals
Reduce high electric bills enabling re-investment into the operational budget
Marine Group Boat Works’ decision to go solar was primarily motivated by their aspiration to take a leadership role in sustainability and environmental conservation

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Our initial decision to go solar was driven primarily by our desire to be a zero-emission, low impact boat builder.

Todd Roberts
President, Marine Group Boat Works 

Project Specs
  • Location San Diego, California
  • System Size
    482.98 kW
  • Number of Panels
    1,558
  • Annual Energy Cost Savings
    $154,596
The Baker Solution

After a nationwide search for a solar provider, Marine Group Boat Works chose Baker Electric Solar. The choice was based on Baker’s reputation and exceptional workmanship built on 75+ years of electrical contracting experience.

Baker stayed on schedule, did a great job of communicating, and even arranged the solar commissioning after-hours and on a weekend to help us avoid interruptions to our business operations.

Todd Roberts
President, Marine Group Boat Works 

Thanks to partnerships between capable solar providers such as Baker and progressive businesses such as Marine Group Boat Works, we continue to chart a course to a cleaner, more sustainable future for our region’s economy and environment.

Jason Anderson
President and CEO Cleantech San Diego

The Result

MGWB’s custom-designed solar system produces roughly 81% of its annual energy needs based on past consumption. Their system saves $154,196 in energy costs per year and will save the boat builder $3MM over 25 years. Energy savings from the solar system enables re-investment into the company’s operational budget focusing more resources on the construction and repair of ships and super yacht vessels. MGWB’s switch to solar also meets its goal of supporting the Port of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for a 10% reduction of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 25% by 2035.




J Craig Venter Institute
J Craig Venter Institute
Project Description

Baker Electric was chosen to install the roof-mounted solar PV system on this 45,000 SF LEED Platinum, Research Institute Genome Laboratory located on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, CA. J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is a large multidisciplinary genomic-focused organization formed in 2006 through the merger of multiple affiliated and legacy organizations.

The new construction of this PV system helped JCVI reach what they believe to be the first carbon-neutral laboratory facility in the world. All on-site electricity is generated through the PV roof system.

This project was designed and engineered by SunPower.

Project Specs
  • Location La Jolla, California



The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Project Description

The Challenge:

The Food Bank was faced with two challenges:

The Food Bank’s significant energy costs have a direct correlation to the number of meals the Food Bank can provide to those in need; reducing energy costs means more meals for individuals and families across San Diego County.

  1. Offset the high electrical cost of operating an 80,000 square foot warehouse facility along with the additional costs associated with running huge freezer rooms and a new industrial-sized composter.
  2. Achieving Gold LEED certification.

Switching to solar was a critical component of an ambitious capital improvement project designed to help the Food Bank reach its Gold LEED objective. Founded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the stringent eco and sustainability standard by which building design and construction are measured in the U.S.

The Solution:

Baker Electric Solar experts worked closely with Food Bank senior management and its facilities director, to develop a clear understanding of its day-to-day operational, financial and LEED objectives. The result was the design of a state-of-the-art 1400 panel solar system covering over 80,000 square feet of roof.

San Diego-area philanthropists, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, donated $1M toward the cost of the Food Bank’s solar system. In addition, the Food Bank will also receive $90,000 annually from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) over the course of five years, a total of $450,000. This due to the organization’s ability to meet its energy use reduction targets.

 

The Result:

The Food Bank’s Baker Electric Solar system is yielding annual energy cost savings of $120,000. This savings enables 600,000 more meals per year for San Diegans in need. In addition, a significant step was made toward the achievement of the Food Bank’s goal of LEED certification.

As a part of our recent capital improvement project,  our  350  kW  solar  system  provides  a major  contribution  toward  our  goal  of becoming LEED certified,” said Casey Castillo, VP of Finance and Administration of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

Today, the Food Bank’s commitment to live with renewable energy, recycle, conserve water and other green initiatives is tracked via a monitor in the building’s lobby. There, visitors, employees and volunteers can view in real-time the metrics that clearly show the positive impact the Food Bank is making on its immediate and surrounding environment every day.

Project Specs
  • Location San Diego, California



Interfaith Community Services
Interfaith Community Services
Project Description

In addition to a continuum of programs and services, Interfaith Community Services operates a variety of needs-based housing options for low-income families. This project included installation for 84 Interfaith Community Services multi-family housing units in both Escondido and Oceanside, some roof-mounted and some carport-mounted. The project has an estimated annual production of 179,878 kWh of energy – which is equivalent to about 65% of the multi-family housing sites’ current electric usage. The project savings are approximately $22,00 per year in electricity costs.

Project Specs
  • Location Escondido, California