Ameco Solar to Host 2nd Annual Solar 101 Workshop – Solar Straight Talk

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Grid parity, the point at which photovoltaic electricity is equal to or cheaper than grid power, is achieved first in areas with abundant sun and high costs for electricity such as in California and Japan. (wikipedia)

After a successful event last year, Ameco Solar, one of California’s oldest established solar companies, again invites anyone interested in renewable energy to come learn more at their Solar 101 Workshop – ‘Solar Straight Talk’ on October 18. The informal workshop will demonstrate how to use the sun’s power to benefit your home or business.

“Solar is a technology that has the potential to help anybody who has a utility bill,” says Patrick Redgate, President & CEO of Ameco Solar. “We want to define in a no pressure environment and in layman’s terms, what going solar is all about and how easily it can be done.” 

The workshop will provide “how-to” resources for individuals who want to consider solar for their home or business. Information will be provided on net metering; the available government incentives; the differences between using cash, leasing or financing; and what to look for when choosing a system. The focus will be to educate attendees well enough to avoid the solar scams highlighted in the October, 2012 issue of Consumer Reports. There will be one hour a Q&A session at the end of the program.

Solar 101 – Solar Straight Talk will take place Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Country Club, 3101 Carson Street, Lakewood 90712. The workshop is free, but seating is limited. The public is encouraged to register before October 16, 2012 by calling (562) 633-4400, emailing, or RSVP online at:


One Response to “Ameco Solar to Host 2nd Annual Solar 101 Workshop – Solar Straight Talk”
  1. Pamela Saunders says:

    This event is SOLD OUT.