In our fast-changing COVID-19 environment, Alternative Energy Systems (AES) is evaluating what work functions we feel are, and are not, safe to conduct for our staff, our customers and our community, on a daily basis.
At this time, it is our belief that solar, battery storage and generator installations do not meet the definition of "essential services" as defined by our California Governor Newsom's "stay at home" mandate. Our local utility, our local jurisdictions and many of our fellow solar contractors around the country agree with us that most field work and co-habitated office work should not continue within this heightened risk environment.
There are other solar companies that are continuing to perform business as usual and install systems, but at this time we believe the risk of this behavior and the potential consequences far outweigh the benefits. At AES, our core values compel us to choose people over profits, so we will be adhering to the medical community guidelines that recommend staying home.
Our team of expert energy consultants continues to offer virtual consultations over the internet so you can find your solution and secure your place in line for a legal and safe installation. We continue to move projects forward and will be installing again as soon as conditions are deemed safe to do so.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to continuing to serve you and our community.
Tim Hamor and Lance McClung
Co-owners of Alternative Energy Systems Inc.