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Considering going solar? Now’s the time to act!

In the past, solar has seemed out of financial reach for California homeowners. Recent growth in the popularity of home solar and the increasing ease of financing programs, however, are revolutionizing the industry. Going solar is becoming easier and more affordable than ever before. Now is the perfect time to consider making the switch! It’s… Read more »


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Renew Financial Completes $50 Million Securitization for PACE Bonds

Issuance Reflects Surging Demand for Emerging Asset Class Created by Renew Financial CEO Cisco DeVries Renew Financial, a leading clean energy finance company, today announced it has completed its first securitization of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds by issuing $50 million in privately placed term Notes. The securitization was structured and placed by… Read more »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »