Our Qualifications

Given that AMECO prides ourselves on our honesty and integrity; it should come as no surprise that we believe in transparency. Our company has the requisite training, experience and qualifications to safely and successfully install a solar system on your roof. Additionally, we have obtained the appropriate licenses to practice construction contracting according to the building codes and laws in our service area.

Below we provide detailed information about our professional qualifications and accreditations so that you can trust in AMECO’s solar services and installation work.

California-State-License-Board-LogoContractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB)

We have been installing solar panels as a licensed California Contractor since 1974 (#345310) — and were licensed specifically as a solar contractor since 1985 (#483280), the year the license was created.  We are also a licensed energy auditor (#4181), which means we can design a solar system for anybody from a DIY solar guy to those involved with the architectural, engineering and construction sectors.

BBB-Logo-Ameco-SolarBetter Business Bureau

The BBB rates businesses with a grade from A+ to F based on a 16 point system. We are proud to share that AMECO has maintained an A+ rating ever since we first opened up business over 39 years ago.


California League of Homeowners LogoThe League of California Homeowners

We are approved by The League of California Homeowners. Each year The League runs a rigorous background check on their contractors and only approves those who meet the following criteria:


  • Valid contractor’s license and bond, no outstanding complaints.
  • Current Worker’s Compensation and General Liability Insurance.
  • Pass a background check for liens, civil litigation, bankruptcy and tax defaults.
  • Good business credit verified by the Building Industry Credit Association & Experian.
  • Provide at least six satisfactory customer references.
  • Provide at least three business references, including material suppliers.
  • Abide by the League’s Code of Ethics.

California Solar Initiative Logo California State Initiative (CSI)

The California State Initiative (CSI), California’s solar rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), has incentivized many Californians to go solar since 2007 and is set to run through 2016. We are listed as authorized solar installers for both the photovoltaic (solar electric) and thermal (solar hot water) rebate programs.

CalSEIA LogoCalifornia Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)

Founded in 1977, CALSEIA is nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading solar technology throughout the state. AMECO has been a member since 1980 and Patrick Redgate, our President and CEO, has been a Director since 1998. He previously served as Vice President of the organization.

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Over 1.5 million households across the nation use Angie’s List to find quality service companies.  Every customer who has reviewed AMECO has given us an A, the highest possible grade.  Based on this high level of service, we were awarded the Super Service Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  If you are a member, you can looks us up and read our reviews.

Solar Reviews LogoSolar Reviews

Solar Reviews allows consumers to review solar contractors on a scale of 1 through 5. We are qualified as a Pre-Screened Solar Pro. To receive this distinction, a company must have at least 10 reviews of 4.5 or higher and is required to pass a background check. Visit the Solar Reviews website to read the 50 reviews (and counting) about AMECO Solar.

Trust AMECO to Install Your Solar System

When you choose AMECO for your solar installation, you can trust that you will receive a reliable solar system and unparalleled customer service. Schedule a solar evaluation today to find out how much money a solar system can save you.

If you want to learn more about AMECO and our solar services, read about a few of our key team members or the history of the company. You may also check out testimonials from previous AMECO customers.