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THE CITY DOES NOT PREFER ONE SOLAR CONTRACTOR OVER ANOTHER! 

May 4, 2015 

It has come to the City's attention that Vivint Solar has been distributing a brochure door-to-door within the City of Santa Cruz over the past several days, which impermissibly includes the Santa Cruz City logo, and falsely implies that Vivint Solar is in partnership with or sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz, and misleadingly implies affiliation with the City’s Climate Action Program.   The City attorney has issued a cease and desist order to Vivint. The Climate Action Program actively is working with the City Manager's office to rectify any public misconceptions that this brochure may have caused. Please contact City spokesperson, Keith Sterling at 831.420.5032 with any questions. 

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In March, Mayor Lynn Robinson proclaimed 2014 as the year to Go Solar Santa Cruz….

read the press release here

 

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Carports at City Hall 

NEW GOOD NEWS! THE SOLAR PV PARKING LOT CANOPIES AT CITY HALL AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE OUTPERFORMING THEIR YEAR 1 TARGETS!

READ MORE about the "Solar One" Project's Year 1 Performance HERE

 

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Residential Solar Resource Materials
Residential Solar Brochure (revised April, 2015)
Residential Solar Decision-Making Worksheet
Residential Solar Case Study 1
Residential Solar Case Study 2
List of Regional Solar Contractors 
Frequently Asked Questions

  1,001 RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PV INSTALLATIONS IN THE CITY

(As of April 15, 2015)

solar installs map 12-18-14  

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Commercial Solar Resource Materials 
Commercial Solar Brochure

Commercial Solar Case Study 1: Ecology Action / Cruzio Building

Commercial Solar Case Study 2: Palace Arts Headquarters & Warehouse

 

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

           

The Santa Cruz City Council has taken several actions that allow residents of the City to have access to a wide variety of energy and water efficiency and renewable energy products for installation in residential or commercial properties.  These programs are unique in two ways:

  • They match consumers with licensed, bonded, and insured local contractors who can make informed recommendations among pre-qualified products that have been proven to deliver measurable energy or water savings, provide project cost estimates, and install the products.
  • Consumers now have access to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to pay for the improvements. Alternatively, consumers may find more favorable financing from their local bank or credit union.

Consumer Information for PACE programs

The following provides information about PACE financing and the program which is offered to residents with a residence or businesses located within the City boundary:

1. CaliforniaFIRST, offered through the City’s membership in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) https://californiafirst.org

California First PACE Brochure

California First PACE Eligible Improvements

California First Residential PACE flyer

California First Commercial PACE flyer - coming soon

2. Coming in early 2015: The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program, will be offered through an agreement between the City and the program’s sponsor, Western Riverside Council of Governments’ http://heroprogram.com

3. Coming in early 2015: Figtree, will be offered through an agreement between the City and the program’s sponsor, the California Enterprise Development Authority http://www.figtreefinancing.com/