Al Rich’s Aviation Dad “Bud Rich” got him fascinated with solar back in 1961. Please see “www.Rich-Twin.com for an interesting background. He went full time into the solar business in 1979 determined to provide the highest level of Quality, Value, and Integrity to his customers. This tradition continues today. Al is a Nationally Recognized solar expert, consultant, and DOE Award Winning Solar Inventor with 5 US Patents. He has been featured in the “Bee” Business Section, the Business Journal’s “Streetwise” section, ABC’s Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, History Channel’s Modern Marvels, Discovery Channel’s WASTED!, ABC Channel 10 News, and others. ACR Solar International Corp. in Carmichael manufactures the award-winning “Skyline” solar water heating collectors and systems, see www.SolarRoofs.com. Al is working to fund and launch his 4th Patent, the “MegaMat,” PVT which goes under PV panels to heat a pool as well as make the panels more efficient and cool the home on hot days.