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Renewable Energy & Conservation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,000 a year on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a lot of energy is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems.  Energy efficiency retrofits, such as duct sealing, new windows, and lighting controls offer an opportunity to save money while conserving energy.   Click on the links below to learn more.


The San Joaquin Valley Air District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This program provides funding for public agencies and businesses in the Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers for public access. These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley. For more information, please click charging

If you would like to use less energy and water, reduce your utility bill, increase indoor comfort and air quality, and increase the value of your home all at the same time, then take a look at the following programs.

With Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing you can make your home or business more efficient and add a solar energy system to take advantage of the Central Valley sun.  Available now throughout California, PACE is saving money for homeowners and businesses, creating jobs, and helping local governments achieve important environmental goals.

The City of Visalia is excited to announce the launch of the Visalia EnergySage Marketplace website. The site provides quotes online from multiple, pre-screened solar PV installers and will assist Visalia businesses and residents in comparing offers in an apples-to-apples format across all financing options at no cost to them.

Visalia is participating in the Southwest Solar Transformation Initiative (SSTI) Solar Roadmap project, and has been recognized as a two-star "Solar Roadmap Community."  Visalia is one of three jurisdictions across six southwestern states that have achieved this recognition.  Click on Visalia's Solar Roadmap to learn more.

HERO is now available to you as an affordable way to make energy efficient, water efficient, and renewable energy upgrades to your home. HERO offers low-fixed interest rates and flexible payment terms of up to 20 years, with repayments made through your property taxes. You can use HERO to finance energy efficient projects that can increase your property value, lower your monthly utility bills, make you more comfortable in your home and contribute to making your community more energy independent. HERO is available for a wide array of home energy products, such as the list below:

·         Windows, Skylights, & Doors

·         Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

·         Solar Panels

·         Roofing & Insulation

·         Water Heating

·         Artificial Turf

·         Drip Irrigation

·         Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

To find a HERO registered contractor in your area or to apply, call the HERO Hotline at 855-HERO-411 (855-437-6411) or visit


The VIEW (Valley Innovative Energy Watch) Partnership is a collaborative between, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, the San Joaquin Clean Energy Organization, and local governments in Tulare and Kings County's.  The goal is to inspire, promote and implement energy efficiency practices throughout participating jurisdictions.  Realizing the value of this Partnership, the City joined this effort in an attempt to better assess and implement needed energy efficiency projects in municipal facilities, in addition to supporting energy efforts in our community's homes and businesses.  For more information on the VIEW Partnership and to learn about available resources and rebates please click on VIEW The Savings.

Consider pursuing the many incentives and rebates available through Energy Upgrade California.  There are rebates for all sorts of things - air conditioners and fans, reducing your utility demand, and basic and advanced upgrades (energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation, for example).  Well how am I going to pay for these upgrades?  There is even help finding secured financing.  Energy Upgrade California is administered by the California Energy Commission.

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