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(562) 423-4879



A few of the systems we had at our old house.
Our 600 watt stand-alone system we installed in 1988.
Our 70 watt stand-alone array.
Our 400 watt utility inter-tie system we installed early in 2001.
104 About Us
 
We have been in business since 1987. I installed our first large photovoltaic
array in our home in 1986, it is a 700 watt system with 900 amp hours of battery storage.
This system supplied dc power for outdoor lighting, ran an 1100 watt
inverter and powered a photolab for over ten years.
We had another stand-alone system, it is 70 watts and powered
outdoor lighting as well as a waterfall and d.c. outlets.
Our grid-tie system was a 400 watt utility-intertie system which utilizes four Evergreen a.c. modules.
Our home also used several independantly powered lights and fans.

Once I paint the house and shop, our photovoltaic system will go up at our new location
in Kingman.

We not only believe in what we do, we live it.
One of the largest utility power substations (Southern Calif. Edison Co. Lighthipe Sub-Station)
was our next door neighbor.
We do these things by choice.
Our business philosophy is simple: when two people make a good deal, they will both be happy
and do it again. I have lived by this for over 30 years.

Please note:

As of July, 2016 - we are no longer in Long Beach, California.
We moved to Kingman, Arizona.

arco solar certificate


  
Alternative energy is a passion for us - why soil our nest by polluting our world and why throw money away
by not getting the most out of what we have?

Also, why operate a noisy generator when you can use quiet solar panels?
Almost forgot, you don't have to haul around fuel nor smell exhaust with photovoltaic
modules.

I have completed the ARCO Solar Course in PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEM DESIGN
which was held in August of 1989.
This was the last Arco school before they sold their photovoltaic division to Siemens.
It was an intensive six day course which required both written and practical exams to pass.
On July 10, 2001, I attended an excellent two day workshop on PHOTOVOLTAIC UTILITY INTER-TIE
SYSTEMS DESIGN AND INSTALLATION sponsored by the State of California.
I have made it a way of life to keep up with the new developements in this field.
Whether it is in technology or building codes, there is always more to learn.
Please click to our articles in HOME POWER magazine Feb/Mar and
April/May 1991.


 
Shipping Costs:

We ship using U.S. Postal Priority Mail.

The shipping costs with the PayPal shopping cart are based
on the dollar value of the order - there is a chart at the bottom
of each page showing the cost.
Some items do not have a PayPal button because the actual shipping
cost exceeds the pre-set fees in the PayPal checkout.

On telephone orders you will pay the actual shipping cost based on
the weight of your order and the dimensions of the shipping box.

Whenever possible, I use USPS Priority Mail specialty boxes to
help reduce the shipping cost.


We ship USPS Priority Mail five days a week.


If you have a UPS or Fedex account we can ship a phone or e-mail order
with the shipping costs billed to your account and you will pay the
UPS package pickup fee which is $ 14.00 - yup, kind of hard
to believe.

When shipping on your Fedex account, Fedex will add the pickup
fee to our account - not yours.
We will add the pickup fee to your invoice.

Being in a "rural" area, both companies charge us accordingly.  

We do not have any handling nor add-on charges.

If you have any questions, just let us know.
John

(562) 423-4879

Since we moved to Arizona we can no longer offer will call
order pickups at our location.

All orders must be shipped.

3131 East Ames Avenue
Kingman, Arizona 86409