• Co-owners Lance McClung & Tim Hamor

    Co-owners Lance McClung & Tim Hamor

About Alternative Energy Systems Inc.

As a family-owned company, we take pride in our reputation for providing reliable, caring, and quality workmanship to local homeowners and members of the business community. We bring the manpower, materials, and resources equivalent to a national company while maintaining our North Valley culture. Each opportunity is treated with the personal care and excellent customer service you would come to expect from a local business.

Making Strides In The North Valley Solar Community

Spring 2018

SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems presented with the SunPower "2017 Residential Regional Dealer of the Year" award.

December 2016

New Solar Design Center retail location opened in Chico.

Fall 2015

AES partners with local, Yuba City solar provider, All Solar Electric to expand into the northern Sacramento area.


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


AES wins SunPower “National Commercial Dealer” recognition.


AES opens a Solar Design Center where customers can come and see SunPower panels in action.


AES partnered with SunPower to become one of three residential Master Dealers.

April 2007

AES starts selling SunPower brand solar panels due to their high-efficiency and best-in-class warranty.

November 2003

Lance and Tim install their first solar system over Thanksgiving weekend.

Award-Winning Service

Out of 500 dealer nationwide, we were honored as number one by SunPower® due largely to our amazing sales, service, and installation teams. We received the SunPower Residential Regional Dealer of the Year in 2017, and Customer Excellence Award in 2015 because of our commitment to our clients. In 2013, we became SunPower's third Master Dealer in the United States, a designation we are proud to have held the last five years.

As our next chapter unfolds, we find ourselves embracing the next level of clean energy expertise. AES remains 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.

Residential National Customer Excellence Award Logo
2017 Residential Regional Dealer of the Year for Solar