White House Announcement Means ‘Today Is a Very Big Day for PACE’

Greentech Media – An improved PACE program is just one of many energy initiatives announced by Obama today in Las Vegas. Some barriers to popularizing the property-assessed clean energy (PACE) program across the U.S. were cleared today with an announcement made by President Obama at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. PACE loan programs… Read more »


PACE Will Be Available To All Americans

The Eco Report – In 2007, the City of Berkeley came up with an innovative program to hasten the adoption of solar technology. Homeowners could finance installations through their property taxes. Scientific American called it one of the top 20 “world-changing” ideas of the year. Unfortunately, the United States was going into a recession that started in… Read more »


Renew Financial Commends President Obama and FHA for Launching Initiative to Support Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Renew Financial CEO Cisco DeVries created the concept of PACE and administers one of the nation’s largest PACE programs, CaliforniaFIRST Oakland, CA – Today, the White House and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released statements indicating that they are preparing new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) guidance designed to “remove existing barriers and accelerate the use… Read more »


Stay Cool & Save Energy

At CaliforniaFIRST, we offer smart financing for a collection of highly efficient cooling products to help you save big! Did you know a traditional air conditioner can cost up to $1,400 annually to operate and consumes an average of 6,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year (based on a rate of 23 cents per kHw)? That’s the… Read more »


The best water saving system you’ve never heard of

With water conservation weighing on the minds of California homeowners like never before, our team at CaliforniaFIRST is at the ready to offer you financing for key home water efficiency upgrades. What is greywater? In a residential context, greywater is water used in sinks, tubs, washing machines, and showers. Water used for these purposes is… Read more »


New Partnership Helps California Businesses Get Solar Power for Less

Renew Financial, a leading clean energy finance company, and SolarCity recently announced a partnership that creates a unique financing option for small and medium-sized businesses that combines low-cost SolarCity-structured financing with Renew’s PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program through the CaliforniaFIRST program. CaliforniaFIRST provides affordable financing for efficiency upgrades — including drought-tolerant landscaping, energy efficiency improvements… Read more »