The City of Palm Desert is dedicated to energy conservation as something that makes good financial sense and protects our environment for the future. The City's longstanding commitment to saving energy is on display in the solar panels that help power City facilities and in the hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles that are part of Palm Desert’s fleet.
Palm Desert has long been a nationally recognized leader in energy conservation, thanks to groundbreaking initiatives such as Set to Save and the City’s Energy Independence Program.
Residents and businesses now have convenient ways to pay for energy and water saving upgrades through Green For Life, a program administered by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) that helps homeowners and businesses avoid the high up front costs of these improvements, including solar power installations.
The Clean Energy CV Upgrade by Ygrene and the Hero program both give Palm Desert residential and commercial property owners access to 100 percent financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation building improvements.
Like the City’s former Energy Independence Program, both of these programs require no upfront costs and are repaid through annual property taxes for a period of up to 20 years. Eligibility is based primarily on property value and equity, rather than credit score. The programs cover hundreds of improvements, from solar electric and hot water systems to energy-efficient air conditioning units and water-efficient irrigation systems.
To learn more, please visit GreenForLifeCV.org or call 760-346-1127
The Coachella Valley’s bright and ample sunshine makes solar energy a smart option here. For more information, please visit www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov.