About Alternative Energy Systems

Proudly Serving California Since 2003

About Alternative Energy Systems

Solar Installation from Sacramento to Redding in the North Valley

California leads the country in setting the tone for solar technology. Since solar keeps evolving, choosing time-tested solar experts remains the most valuable decision you make when it comes to working with a solar provider. We'll help you find that balance between the newest in solar with proven reliability to ensure this long-term investment meets your energy needs for years to come.

To learn more about how solar energy can help you, visit our solar design center or give us a call at 855.419.1488.

Demand Better Solar

Local solar provides you a better alternative for powering your life. Recognizing this need, North Valley residents Lance McClung and Tim Hamor founded Alternative Energy Systems, Inc. (AES) in 2003, bringing solar to homeowners and businesses in the region. In 2013, AES partnered with SunPower to bring the highest efficiency solar to the North Valley. And in 2016, the SunPower by Alternative Energy Systems Solar Design Center opened at the corner of Cohasset and East Avenue, providing customers a welcoming environment to learn the best ways to save on utility costs while increasing their homes' value.

Since installing a solar system requires thoughtful planning and consideration of your custom needs, we invite you to come sit down with us at 876 East Avenue in Chico and have a cup of coffee with our team while learning your solar options. We're proud of our superior service and quality workmanship, both of which are essential in building a lifelong relationship.

We offer our clients all of the following:

  • Free estimates
  • Free analysis and design
  • NABCEP certified – the highest standard in solar energy
  • Over 25 years of combined experience
  • Financing options available

We also offer a 25 year bumper to bumper warranty on monitoring, repair and replacement, and installation and maintenance.

AES: Making Strides in the North Valley Solar Community

2013 - AES partnered with SunPower to become one of three residential Master Dealers. (Now there are just over 20 Master Dealers in the SunPower group)

2013 - AES opens a Solar Design Center where customers can come and see SunPower panels in action as well as educate themselves to see if solar is best for their home or business.

2014 - AES wins SunPower “National Commercial Dealer” recognition.

2015 - AES wins SunPower residential Customer Excellence Award (Top dealer out of 450 other dealers).

Fall 2015 - AES partners with local, Yuba City solar provider, All Solar Electric. This addition now expands our solar installation options into the northern Sacramento area.

December 2016 - New Solar Design Center retail location opened in Chico

Award-Winning Service

Out of 500 dealer nationwide, we were voted number one in customer service due largely to our amazing sales, service, and installation teams. For this reason, our team has been honored to receive the SunPower® Customer Excellence Award in 2015 because of our commitment to our clients. We are also the third Master Dealer in the United States. We are a local company with the resources of a big national brand. As a part of AMICUS, we have the buying incentives and access to like-minded businesses to solve a number of problems.

We always strive to provide an unmatched experience and we focus completely on designing, installing, and servicing your solar needs.

Contact our North Valley solar installation company to schedule your free estimate today.

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