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.
In March, Mayor Lynn Robinson proclaimed 2014 as the year to Go Solar Santa Cruz….
read the press release here
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
Residential Solar Resource Materials
1,001 RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PV INSTALLATIONS IN THE CITY
(As of April 15, 2015)
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:
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 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/