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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Our Drought Needs More Sun

It sounds like we’re saying, “This wildfire sure could use some gasoline!” But more sun may just be a big part of the answer to our drought. There are cities that don’t have running water, and it’s past time to think about making big changes. Our water problem is out of hand and our energy […]

Top Four Types of Solar Energy

Solar electric panels are the most popular type of solar technology installed by Californian homeowners and businesses. However, there is a whole world of solar energy outside of solar electric systems! We discuss four types in this blog post.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Three Solar-keteers

Solar energy comes in three different forms, all of which amount to serious savings for homeowners and businesses alike. If you’re unclear why so many Southern Californians have made the switch to solar, check out our new solar infographic featuring the swashbuckling Three Solar-keteers!