Solar Savings To Help Fund Jewish Agency’s Community Efforts

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, has designed and installed a 216 kW rooftop solar system consisting of 864 Hyundai 250 W panels with 13 Solectria inverters on two buildings for the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego.

According to Baker, the agency will see a 70%  reduction in its annual electricity bills based on past consumption and will save an estimated $76,000 in energy costs in the first year. The JFS Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus is located at 8788 and 8804 Balboa Ave. in San Diego, Calif.

Solar savings will go directly toward funding JFS programs that serve citizens of San Diego. The JFS of San Diego was founded in 1918 by the “Jolly Sixteen,” a group of 16 women who were committed to making a difference in people’s lives. Today, the organization has grown into a premier human services agency in San Diego serving more than 20,000 individuals, families and older adults.

“As a Jewish agency, we are guided by the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam – a concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. We are committed to being a responsible steward of our community, environment and planet,” explains Guinevere A. Kerstetter, CFO of JFS of San Diego.

“When combined with the California Solar Initiative rebate of more than $147,000, the solar system will provide more than $2.5 million in net savings to the agency over the 25-year warranted life of the solar modules,” says Scott Williams, Baker’s director of commercial solar. “It’s great to know these funds will help and feed many people over the years.”


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