Governor Jerry Brown Supports Solar in Long Beach

Mendoza Family Happy to Receive Solar Panels
As part of the SASH Program, solar panels were installed on the Mendoza Family’s home last Friday.

On Friday, May 17, AMECO employees joined a large group of government officials, local residents and members of the solar community to celebrate the Mendoza family’s solar installation.

The family was the sixth on the street to benefit from California’s Single-family Affordable Solar Homes Program, which aims to provide low income families with solar energy.

Governor Jerry Brown Speaks at GRID Alternatives Installation
Governor Jerry Brown speaks in support of solar energy as a solution to climate change.

“California is number one in its production of solar energy and we’re number one in our commitment to it,” Governor Jerry Brown said during his speech.

Other government officials, including Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and California Assemblyman Steven Bradford, commemorated GRID Alternatives for arranging the solar installation in North Long Beach. As the manager of the SASH program, the organization has installed almost 8.5 megawatts of renewable energy for over 3,000 families during the past 9 years.

The family watched with pride as a team of trainees from LA Trade Tech worked alongside seasoned solar workers to install the solar panels on their roof.

Thanks to GRID Alternatives and SASH, the new solar system will reduce the family’s monthly electric bill by 90% and allow them to redirect the savings to other expenses. While they are thankful for the financial benefit, they are also excited that the PV panels will reduce their carbon footprint.

Patrick Redgate of AMECO Speaks with Long Beach Councilman Steve Neal
Patrick Redgate from AMECO discusses solar energy with Long Beach Councilman Al Austin.