SunSystem Technology LLC (SST) has entered into a strategic alliance with Baker Energy Team, a renewable energy company founded by MLB legend Dusty Baker that has a strong focus on commercial solar development. Both companies are based in the greater Sacramento region and serve the U.S. market.
Under the alliance, SST will support Baker Energy Team’s growth and business development efforts by providing commercial and residential solar installation services, as well as ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) support for Baker Energy Team systems.
“My career has been based on building and being part of winning teams. I really enjoy working with SunSystem Technology and what they bring to the Baker Energy Team,” says Dusty Baker, president of Baker Energy Team. “The quality of their work has its basis in their O&M roots, and it speaks for itself. I know with SST on my projects I’ve got the best team possible to serve my customers from the beginning of a project until it’s commissioned – and beyond.”
According to the companies, the alliance provides stronger positioning for competitive bidding through a pooling of capabilities and resources: Baker Energy Team provides business development efforts and project financing, while SST provides its technical experience in system design, engineering and installation, as well as ongoing O&M and corrective response services once the systems have been completed.
“We have to take care of Mother Earth so that she can take care of us and our children’s children,” adds Baker. “I have lived with solar powering my home for more than 10years. It has not only reduced my cost of electricity, but it makes me feel good that I’m doing so in a sustainable way that is helping our environment. I invest my money where my heart is, and I want the customers Baker Energy Team serves to experience the same passionate feelings I have about renewable energy.”
SunSystem Technology and Baker Energy Team have recently completed two commercial projects and have several more in their mutual pipeline.
“We are especially honored to work with the Baker Energy Team,” comments Mehrad Saidi, chief financial officer of SST. “There is a good deal of strategic capital in our alliance, and our companies share a common culture of quality that drives our efforts. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”