What is PACE?

Property Assessed Clean Energy is a simple and effective way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings. PACE can pay for new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, solar panels, water pumps, insulation and more for almost any property — homes, commercial, industrial, non-profit and agricultural. Property owners across the U.S. are […]

Is now the right time to make the move to solar power?

Solar panels appearing on neighbors’ roofs and on the roofs of new homes built often get homeowners thinking about investing in solar power themselves. The move to solar energy “makes economic sense,” according to Luke Miller, president since 2008 of SolarHut in Placerville. “The industry here in Northern California hit what we call ‘grid parity’ in 2014, […]

Lower your energy bills with a little help from Low-E

Stay warm and cozy this winter with new windows. Yes, windows. “A single pane of glass offers little resistance to heat flow,” states PG&E’s website. “Energy bills and comfort are greatly improved with insulating glass, units made of two panes of glass with an air space. It’s the air gap between the two panes that […]

Considering a kitchen remodel

Cabinets and countertops bring new life to an old space The leaves have just begun to turn but many people are already thinking about the holidays and home gatherings that come with the fall season. The kitchen and dining areas are often hot spots during Thanksgiving and Christmas, so what better time than at the […]