Top 5 Solar Moments in 2013

As the year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on everything that has happened in the past twelve months. Since 1974, AMECO has been promoting solar energy as a clean, renewable source of power for our planet. These top five moments remind us why we have made solar our priority and why we dedicate ourselves to it each and every day.

Solar Moment #1: Solar Grand Prix in Long Beach

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Pure joy. Those two words can explain the look on the face of every child at the Solar Grand Prix earlier this year. As we snapped photos of the kids before the races, each team held up their car with pride. Though a few teams encountered some disappointment after the races, all of the students came away as winners who had learned something new about solar energy.

Solar Moment #2: Helping a Local Nonprofit Go Solar

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AMECO was honored to be awarded the solar project at the California Aquatics Therapy & Wellness Center in North Long Beach, just minutes from our office in Paramount, California. After installing nearly 50 solar pool panels on the roof, the organization has been heating their pool with solar energy and saving on their monthly gas bill. All the more to go to their great programs!

Solar Moment #3: 1st Solar Decathlon on the West Coast

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For years we’ve wanted to attend the Solar Decathlon, so we were pretty excited when it was announced that this year’s event would be in Irvine, California. While touring the 19 solar homes displayed, we couldn’t help but feel inspired. Not only were the university teams innovative and creative about their solar home designs and use of the technology, but they were passionate about promoting the clean, renewable energy source. Seeing their enthusiasm gave us an extra hop in our solar step that week.

Solar Moment #4: Supporting the Go Solar LA Campaign

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Photo Credit: Environment California

Throughout 2013, Environment California has been pushing the idea that Los Angeles should aim to use 20% solar power by 2020. They have rallied politicians and local community members alike to accomplish this renewable energy goal. We were happy to interview a couple of our customers for their recent report, Solar in the Spotlight: Stories of Angelenos Investing in a Clean Energy Future. Check out our customer who made the final cut on page 19.

Solar Moment #5: Our Happy Solar Customers

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It may be cheesy, but there is nothing that makes us happier than our happy solar customers. Each time that someone contacts us to tell us that they happy with their solar panel installation, we’re reminded why we work so hard to provide reliable, quality solar systems. Whether someone is ecstatic about their lower electric bills, pleased that their pool was nicely heated for their weekend pool party or paying a compliment to our professional installation team, we’re overjoyed every time we receive positive feedback. You may read some of our customer testimonials on our website or see our interviews with customers on our blog.