Project Details

Client:
Meziere Enterprises
Category:
Renewables/Solar
Location:
Escondido, California

Project Brief

 

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.