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Meziere Enterprises
Meziere Enterprises
Project Description

 

The Challenge:

Meziere Enterprises was faced with one important challenge:

-Reduce high overhead energy costs to remain competitive within their market.

Meziere Enterprises based in Escondido since the early 1970’s, is no stranger to the cost of powering a manufacturing business in San Diego.   When asked why they were considering solar, company partner Don Meziere shared, “To be competitive, we need to do everything we can to reduce overhead for the long run.  Manufacturing is heavily dependent upon electric power and we know we can count on Escondido to be sunny most of the time.”

Meziere knew switching to solar was the optimal solution for getting ahead of continually escalating electric rates.  The anticipated savings would be re-invested into the heart of the business enabling innovation and a solid competitive position.

 

The Solution:

Meziere’s leadership decided to go solar in order to do what’s best for their company. After a serious vetting process, they chose Baker Electric Solar. The decision was based on parent company Baker Electric, Inc.’s 75+ years of electrical contracting experience and its dedication to delivering the best customer service in the industry.

The Result:

Baker designed and installed a 171kW rooftop solar system for Meziere’s 25,000 square foot facility to meet their financial and energy-saving goals. The cooling system manufacturer sees a 60-70% reduction in its annual electricity spend based on past consumption. Meziere’s solar system saves them roughly $60,000 in energy costs per year. The system is comprised of 531 solar modules with 10 inverters.

The Meziere solar system is expected to provide more than $1.97M in net savings over the 25-year warranted life of the solar modules.

According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, Meziere’s new solar system saves the equivalent of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 460,831 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. It offsets CO2 emissions from 21,636 gallons of gasoline consumed or 205,182 pounds of coal.

Project Specs
  • Location Escondido, California



Gateway Chula Vista Center
Gateway Chula Vista Center
Project Description

Baker Electric completed the first phase of installation for this 345 kW solar system on the rooftop of the Gateway Chula Vista center (Mountain West project). Phase 2 includes PV installation on top of their parking structure and is scheduled to be completed in March of 2015. The Gateway Center is the first large commercial project to use the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program to install solar. The system is made up of 1,054 solar panels and will power approximately 90% of its electricity!

Project Specs
  • Location Chula Vista, California



Realty Income Corporation
Realty Income Corporation
Project Description

Realty Income, a 42 year old publicly traded real estate company dedicated to paying dividends to its shareholders, is focused on investing in real estate that possesses the right return on investment. When analyzing solar for their corporate headquarters in Escondido, CA, the same analysis process concluded that solar was a great investment. The 74.5 kW system utilizes the entire non-shaded portion of the roof, including the area that houses the mechanical equipment. The solar system offsets a substantial portion of Realty Income’s electrical usage, and is a hedge against escalating utility costs.

Project Specs
  • Location San Diego, California



Two Bunch Palms Elementary School
Two Bunch Palms Elementary School
Project Description

Baker Electric provided electrical design and installation under General Contractor Reno Contracting, Inc. to deliver the 317.4 kW ground mount PV system to Two Bunch Palms Elementary School. The solar energy facility includes 920 SunPower solar panels, 12 inverters, and a DRAKER PV monitoring communication system. The electrical system is one of two installed within the Palm Springs Unified School District. The installation not only benefits the school directly but also provides the district with increased energy efficiency and significant financial savings.

Project Specs
  • Location Desert Hot Springs, California



Copper Mountain Community College
Copper Mountain Community College
Project Description

Baker Electric installed the complete 242 kW solar PV system consisting of carport solar shade structures, electrical equipment concrete pad, lighting, inverter-direct PV monitoring and metering communication, and power interconnection to the existing utility grid. This system was installed on three newly constructed parking lot shade structures in an existing parking lot, which included 1,104 Sharp solar panels, combiner box, monitoring/metering equipment and inverters. This project required advanced coordination to meet a demanding schedule in a remote location.

Project Specs
  • Location Joshua Tree, California