When it comes to bringing solar to the mainstream, innovations in financing are as important as innovations in technology. There’s an innovative finance tool that local governments can use to support green retrofits in their communities. These PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs help property owners overcome the upfront cost barrier of solar and energy efficiency improvements.
We are working to make PACE an effective way to go solar nationwide. Click on the icon to the right to learn more about recent federal actions that are stalling the implementation of residential PACE programs.
PACE is a finance model based on some pretty complex finance mechanisms. It can all be a little tricky to fully understand, so we’ve compiled fact sheets, white papers and other information to get you started.
State law must first authorize local governments to implement PACE programs. 28 states now have PACE legislation in place. That leaves 23 to go. Here are resources for enabling PACE at the state level.
Local governments in 28 states have the authority to run PACE programs. Click here for resources to help cities and counties launch PACE. Go to pacenow.org to see the full PACE Map.
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