Top 12 Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler in Long Beach

How to Save on Your Electricity Bill NOW This August was a very warm month for California. Did you know that it was the hottest August Earth has ever recorded? These hot months unfortunately contribute to much higher electricity bills. Luckily, having gone solar, hot days don’t have as drastic an effect. With the hottest days on […]

Leisure World in Seal Beach is Going Solar!

Over the past two years we have been helping the residents at Leisure World save money with solar energy. We have worked with many Mutuals in Leisure World and have made this video to highlight our work with Mutual 6 in Seal Beach, California. Mutual 6 has been mostly solarizing their laundry rooms with carport […]

Pat’s Interview on the Solar Energy Show!

Recently, Barry Cinnamon (Spice Solar) had a conversation with Pat Redgate, President & CEO of AMECO. Pat has been working with Barry through CALSEIA since 2001, and Barry hosts a weekly radio talk show and podcast in San Jose. Barry discusses the founding of AMECO with Pat, the starts and stops the industry experienced in […]

A Beautiful Video with Pretty Solar and Happy Customers

The first video in a series that we will release throughout this year.  This video highlights a number of our installations in Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Orange County and Seal Beach.   Don’t forget to set the quality to HD! The audio is taken from customer testimonials. The other audio is from an interview with […]

Happy National Shout Out for Solar Day!

Solar once again celebrated a very successful year for 2014! With paybacks continuously improving, more people employed, and the best year for solar ahead of us, we’re excited to shout out for solar in 2015! Show your support by uploading a photo and using the hashtag #GoSolar on your favorite social media website! Or can […]

Happy Holidays From Your Local Solar Expert!

Happy Holidays, everyone! During this time of year, we reflect on many things. We spend time with family and remember the simple things that make us happy. We reflect on the year that has passed and the year ahead. This last year was a wonderful success thanks to our fabulous customers and dedicated employees! We […]

The 2016 Solar Funnel

What’s the Difference going Solar in 2015, 2016, or 2017? The best year to go solar will be 2015 because at its end, on December 31st, “Net Metering” in California will expire.  Net Energy Metering (NEM) is shorthand for the PUC rule which instructs utilities to credit a customer’s consumption for the generation of CLEAN […]

National Drive Electric Week: An Ode to Electric Vehicles

Next week is National Drive Electric Week! EV drivers will be setting out for events throughout the country to celebrate electric vehicle adoption! Long Beach held a large event at Palm Beach Park last year where many enthusiasts and manufacturers offered free test drives. Even Irvine-based Pedego Bikes offered their electric bikes  for a test […]

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Power Purchase Agreements Unmasked

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are another third-party financing option that has helped solar. Basically, a power purchase agreement is a contract to buy the electricity produced #Synonyms. Typically, there is no money down and it’ll be less than what you’re paying your utility. PPAs are how most big energy is financed. A power plant is […]