July 21, 2022


The CaliforniaFIRST Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for residential properties. PACE allow property owners to finance the installation of energy and water improvements on their homes and to pay the amount back through their property taxes. CaliforniaFIRST is available to residential customers in participating counties. Check here to find a pace community near you.

More information and a complete list of the currently approved energy and water efficiency technologies are available at the web site above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: PACE Financing
Web Site:
Administrator: Renewable Funding
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat,Solar Space Heat,Solar Photovoltaics,Wind (All),Geothermal Heat Pumps,Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels,Water Heaters,Lighting,Lighting Controls/Sensors,Furnaces,Boilers,Heat pumps,Air conditioners,Programmable Thermostats,Duct/Air sealing,Windows,Doors,Custom/Others pending approval,Insulation,Wind (Small),Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels,Reflective Roofs,LED Lighting,Tankless Water Heater,HVAC,Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Terms: Up to $250,000


Name: Program Information
Phone: (844) 736-3934

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.