CaliforniaFIRST Reasons to go Solar

Why 2016 is the Year to Go Solar

There’s never been a better time for homeowners to go solar. Federal tax credits, lower prices for solar systems and installations — solar is more affordable than ever. Our CaliforniaFIRST financing helps make your solar ambitions a reality, allowing you to purchase the system you need and repay it back on your property taxes for… Read more »

Cisco Devries

Looking back, looking ahead: An interview with our CEO, Cisco DeVries

Renew Financial has had a monumental year in 2015 between completing its first $50 million securitization for PACE bonds to acquiring AFC First and EcoCity Partners as part of your national expansion plans. Were you expecting this type of growth when you began the year? What have you been surprised about as the year unfolded?… Read more »

Turf Exchange and Solar Universe

Preferred Contractor Spotlight: Turf Exchange & Solar Universe

Founded in 2009, sister companies Turf Exchange and Solar Universe are providing smart energy efficient upgrades for customers that effectively meet the changing needs of California home and business owners, especially in the areas of energy and water conservation. Serving customers across Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties, Turf Exchange provides superior artificial turf… Read more »


Solar and more with CaliforniaFIRST

Nestor Gonzales of Sylmar wanted to go solar on his home and then found out how many more upgrades he could afford with CaliforniaFIRST financing based on the equity he had in his home. Thanks to CaliforniaFIRST and the smart team at SolReliable who introduced the concept of PACE financing to Nestor, he now has… Read more »


County set to approve ways residents can finance energy improvement costs

STOCKTON — San Joaquin County residents are one step away from applying for energy-efficient improvement financing. The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving Renovate America, Inc., and Renew Financial as program providers for the Property Assessment Clean Energy Program for unincorporated areas of the county to take effect Feb. 1,… Read more »


What is the “whole home approach” and why does it matter?

Money-saving, clean energy upgrades are an appealing option for homeowners. For an energy upgrade project to be truly effective, it requires careful planning, strategy, and scrupulous attention to detail. While many contractors approach installs and upgrades as a one-and-done job, many of our partnering contractors take a holistic approach and look at the entire home,… Read more »