PACE Pioneer Ygrene Energy Fund Partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to Bring Affordable Financing to Rooftop Solar in California
As ITC decision creates certainty for industry, Ygrene and Solar Roof Dynamics expect unprecedented growth in rooftop solar
Santa Rosa, Calif. — February 4, 2016 — Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial PACE financing, announced today a strategic partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics LLC, a premier distributor of best-in-class solar solutions for California’s roofing industry. Leveraging Ygrene’s unique PACE financing model, YgreneWorksTM, Solar Roof Dynamics can now offer consumers through its broad base of commercial and residential partners the ability to pay for their rooftop solar upgrades over time through property taxes.
Via Solar Roof Dynamics’ roster of expertly trained solar contractors, YgreneWorks is now making California’s cleanest, least expensive and most abundant renewable resource—solar—affordable for an even greater percentage of California’s businesses and homeowners, creating the potential for unprecedented growth. This is an exciting addition to Solar Roof Dynamics’ already innovative, value-added business model. Solar Roof Dynamics is transforming the solar industry by working directly through its network of authorized roofing contractors with extensive experience in installing both roofing and solar systems. This network of contractors gives consumers the opportunity to install solar panels at the same time that they are replacing their existing roof.
“We have a long history of introducing best-in-class solar products and services to local roofing contractors,” said Aaron Nitzkin, CEO of Solar Roof Dynamics. “With YgreneWorks, we can offer one of the best financing options for solar and roofing available on the market, reach more consumers, and most importantly, generate more clean, cost-effective solar energy to enhance California’s sustainable infrastructure.”
Available in more than 180 communities throughout California and Florida, YgreneWorks provides financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and climate retrofits for homes and businesses. PACE financing programs such as YgreneWorks are authorized by local governments in an effort to stimulate local economies, generate jobs, address climate change and provide constituents with access to low-cost, money-saving home improvement funds. Since its inception, YgreneWorks has approved more than $1 billion in funding nationally for upgrades to the built environment, producing more than $2.6B in economic stimulus, 15,500 new and sustained jobs and 65MW of energy, as well as conserving 4.5B gallons of water and enough energy to power 1,026,635 homes for a full year and keep 1.2M metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
“California remains at the forefront of renewable energy innovation and the Solar Roof Dynamics partnership will ensure that PACE-financed solar power will be made available to as many homes and businesses as possible,” said Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene. “We’re proud to support California’s most accessible and cost-competitive solar installation platform.”
About Solar Roof Dynamics Solar Roof Dynamics is a premier distributor of solar products throughout California. Combining extensive solar and roofing expertise, a strong commitment to innovation, and industry-leading products and services, Solar Roof Dynamics helps roofing contractors integrate solar into their business quickly and easily so their customers can enjoy the best possible solar installation. For more information, see www.SolarRoofDynamics.com.
About Ygrene Energy Fund Ygrene Energy Fund is a leading residential and commercial provider of clean energy financing throughout the United States. The award winning, privately funded YgreneWorksTM program provides immediately accessible financing with no upfront costs for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and, in certain areas, hurricane protection, electric vehicle charging stations and seismic upgrades. Ygrene is committed to making it easy for families to invest in their future and a healthier environment. Over the next five years, YgreneWorks is projected to create tens of thousands of local jobs and invest hundreds of millions into local economies. Learn more at www.ygreneworks.com.
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