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New study estimates PACE increased California solar growth

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A new study by Berkeley Lab found that residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (R-PACE) programs increased deployment of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in California, raising it by about 7-12% in cities that adopt these programs. R-PACE is a financing mechanism that uses a

How Can the Solar Industry Benefit From PACE Financing?

Author: Justin Dean, Commercial Property Executive During the PACENation Summit in Denver, keynote speaker Abigail Hopper, president & CEO of SEIA, explored the PACE program’s potential to open new markets, key means to increase solar usage and the tariffs on imported solar panels. Day two

RMI: FHA Should Reconsider their About Face—About PACE

Source: Rocky Mountain Institute (By Jacob Corvidae and Martha Campbell) Last week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced it will stop insuring new mortgages on homes with property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans. As to what motivated its decision—according to its letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development—the FHA is

PACENation Disappointed with FHA Policy Reversal By HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces The Federal Housing Administration Will Cease Insuring Mortgages On Homes With PACE Assessments PACENation is dismayed to learn that HUD has abruptly reversed FHA’s PACE policy, which was put into effect by the Obama Administration in 2016,

Arlington First in Virginia with New Financing Tool for Sustainable Buildings

Source: Arlington County Arlington County will pioneer Virginia’s first Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program—a public-private partnership to provide affordable, long-term financing for projects to improve the energy or water efficiency of commercial buildings in the county. Under C-PACE, owners of existing buildings will be

Senator Rubio’s former campaign manager stands up for PACE

Adam Hasner, who lead Florida’s 2010 PACE legislation as the Republican Leader of the Florida House of Representatives has written a strong and thoughtful op-ed piece in the Sun Sentinel that is a direct answer to critics of PACE. David Gabrielson, PACENation’s Executive Director, notes, “We continue

PACENation Thanks Governor Brown for Signing into Law Model PACE Legislation

Consumer Protection Framework Provides Model for Other States PACENation applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law landmark legislation, AB 1284 and SB 242, that strengthens residential PACE financing through a comprehensive consumer protection and regulatory framework. The bills, which passed with overwhelming bi-partisan