Our Qualifications

AMECO Solar has the requisite training, experience and qualifications to safely and successfully install a solar system on your roof. We have also 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.

Contractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB)

Our company has been installing solar panels since 1974. We were first licensed as a California Plumbing and Heating Contractor (License #345310) because we only installed solar thermal systems at this time. Later on, we changed our name and were re-licensed as a Solar Contractor (License #483280) in 1985, the year the license was created. We are also a licensed Energy Auditor (License #4181).

All of this means we can design a solar system for anybody from a homeowner or business to those involved with the architectural, engineering and construction sectors.

Better 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 in 1974.

The 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 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 and solar pool heaters) rebate programs.

California 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. Patrick Redgate, our President and CEO, has served on the Board of Directors since 1998 and at one point served as Vice President of the organization.

Angie’s List – Super Service Award

Over 1.5 million households across the nation use Angie’s List to find quality service companies. Every customer has awarded us an A, the highest possible grade. Based on this high level of service, we have been awarded the Super Service Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. If you are a member, feel to look us up and read our reviews.

Solar Reviews – Pre-Screened Solar Pro

Solar Reviews has qualified AMECO Solar 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 more than 50 reviews about AMECO Solar.

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners certified contractors for solar installations based on  training and experience.  It is considered the “gold standard” of PV installation certifications.  NABCEP goes beyond contractor’s licensing by requiring specific training and knowledge of it’s members.