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AMECO Solar Sponsors Solar Grand Prix Model Cars

And their off! Recently, hundreds of middle school and high school-aged students gathered for the kick-off orientation of the fourth annual Solar Grand Prix, an event put together by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, the 5th District Solar and Sustainability Task Force and Partners of Parks. We’re proud to announce that AMECO Solar is sponsoring this exciting […]

Solar Industry Magazine: Frustrated Installers Say Permitting Holds Back The U.S. Solar Market

More than one-third of U.S. solar installers believe that permitting requirements are limiting market growth, according to a new nationwide study conducted by Clean Power Finance. The study, which the company says is the largest of its kind to date, provides quantifiable evidence of the negative effects that complex permitting regulations have on U.S. solar installers […]

Solar Industry: Then & Now | AMECO Solar CEO Patrick Redgate

Interview with AMECO Solar CEO – Patrick Redgate The Solar Industry Then & Now How did you get started in the solar industry? I got into solar because I was working for an engineering firm in Saudi Arabia in the 70’s.  When I came back from Saudi Arabia, I said this is not sustainable.  That’s […]

Winners of Los Angeles Solar Video Contest Announced

Environment California announced the winners of its first-ever “Sunlight. Camera. Action” video contest in which contestants submitted two-minute videos making the case for Los Angeles to become a world-class solar leader. Congratulations to Alex Loverde on his first place finish. His video, It’s Time,  reflects the fact that LA is a city in the sun, perfect for […]

County Launches Solar Map Upgrade; LA County Solar Map and Green Planning Tool

New features include upgraded calculator with cost benefit analysis, and the addition of solar hot water and efficiency projects.  Mobile access to solar information is also added. (Los Angeles, Oct. 17, 2012) – Los Angeles County and Energy Upgrade California are pleased to announce the launch of the LA County Solar Map and Green Planning Tool, http://solarmap.lacounty.gov, […]

Why AMECO Solar Stands Out From The Crowd – The Facts

Originally organized as Link & Sun Solar Co., AMECO Solar specializes in solar system services including design, installation and repair. As a licensed energy auditor (# 4181), we can provide a feasibility study that encompasses solar and details the complete energy picture for an entire facility. As a licensed solar contractor (# 483280), we do […]

Faster Solar Installs With AMECO Solar!

Solar photovoltaic panels can be installed on many different types of roofs. They can be flush mounted as well as tilted up. Whenever possible it is best to install solar panel mounts while a home is being re-roofed. Composition shingle roofs are the easiest to work with. Tile roofs are more challenging and carrying solar panels […]

How Does Solar Swimming Pool Heating Work?

Solar swimming pool heating is the most cost-effective application of solar energy. Unglazed collectors (solar panels), which are the simplest and least expensive of all collectors, are used almost universally for heating outdoor pools and spas. The heating system itself is normally already required for pools, regardless of whether a solar heating system is added. […]

AMECO Solar: The Advantages of Photovoltaic Power

Photovoltaic solar power is one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the world. Compared to nonrenewable sources such as coal, gas, oil, and nuclear, the advantages are clear: it’s totally non-polluting, has no moving parts to break down, and does not require much maintenance. A very important characteristic of photovoltaic power generation is […]