California Residents

mPOWER or P.A.C.E.(property assessed clean energy) solar financing is an incredible opportunity to receive financing on a Truckee or Lake Tahoe solar project with no money down and no credit checks! Go to www.mpowerplacer.org/about-us/faqs

Who can apply for mPOWER financing?  All residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or multi-family residential (5 units or more) property owners located in any of Placer County’s incorporated cities or towns, the unincorporated areas of Placer County, or the City of Folsom who receive a secured property tax bill are eligible to apply. The following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. Applicant must be the legal owner of the property described in the application or have the authority to encumber the property.
  2. Property taxes are current with no notices of default within the last 3 years.
  3. The property owner is current on mortgages with no notice of default within the last 5 years.
  4. The property owner has not been subject to bankruptcy within the last 5 years.
  5. The property must not be subject to any involuntary liens.
  6. There are no recorded easements or covenants prohibiting the improvement.
  7. For non-residential properties, the current mortgage lender(s) has/have given consent for the MPOWER financing.


Advantages of participating in the mPOWER program

  • Easy to apply.
  • No money down.
  • Fixed interest.
  • No credit reports are generated and the assessment does not appear on any future credit reports.
  • Financing is based on the value of the property not on the applicant’s income.
  • Financed amount is repaid on your property tax bill.
  • Assessments not yet paid in full may be passed on to a subsequent property owner.

Nevada Residents

  • Admiral Bank currently finances home solar projects. click here
  • Qualify for a Home equity line of credit or loan from your local bank.
*To lock in an interest rate for the full term of the loan, 30% of loan balance must be paid within the first 18 months.
Financing Flexibility

If you’re considering financing to pay for all or part of your new PV solar system, please give us a call so we can help advise in this regard. There are MANY options to consider and we can likely help point you in a direction that suits your needs. California and Nevada customers can check the following for possible financing sources. 

Lightstream
Clean Energy Credit Union

More Incentives

If you have a business, run a non-profit or operate housing for low-income residents, there are special solar incentive programs in CA and NV to address your needs as well. Give us a call so we can help.

Solar Leases

If you are considering a lease, please don’t! We believe those to be poor financial mechanisms for going solar. Call us first and let us explain why.

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