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Ygrene Energy Fund Appoints Rocco Fabiano as CEO

Ygrene Energy Fund, a provider of energy financing, announced that Rocco Fabiano has been named president and chief executive officer. Read more →

Close to Home: Having A Positive Impact on Climate Far Beyond Our Borders

Sonoma County is having a big, positive impact statewide and beyond. Regardless of the nation’s shift in political leadership, this will continue and should because global climate change affects everything, everyone, everywhere. Read more →

Ygrene Names Consumer Finance Industry Veteran Rocco Fabiano Chief Executive Officer

Founding CEO, Stacey Lawson, steps into Vice Chairman Role SANTA ROSA, CA — Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. today announced that finance industry veteran Rocco Fabiano has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Fabiano, who joined Ygrene as president in October, will assume the CEO position as Stacey Lawson steps up to Executive Vice Chairman, where she […] Read more →

Hillsborough Program Would Provide New Way to Finance Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

The County Commission recently signaled that it wants to start a Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program that allows certain environmentally friendly improvements to be financed through a home or business property tax bill. Read more →

The DOE’s New PACE Guidelines

After months of review, the DOE’s new PACE Guidelines have finally been released. The USA’s largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) providers do not anticipate any complications with the DOE’s new guidelines. Read more →

Financing beyond FICO: Using asset-backed loans, PACE to get solar deals done

A solar system as an investment for a homeowner or business has value that goes beyond a typical property improvement purchase or equipment upgrade. Because PV offers both ecological benefits and economic advantages for a property, new and unconventional financing vehicles are available — and can be offered by you to your customers. Read more →

Santa Rosa green energy funder Ygrene gets $145M; other North Bay business briefs

Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc., provider of residential, multifamily and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, has completed a $145 million private securitization transaction with strategic insurance partner, Global Atlantic Financial Group, by issuing privately rated class A notes. Read more →

$324 Million in Economic Stimulus and 1,945 Jobs Later, Ygrene Has Become a Catalyst for Florida Small Businesses

Clean energy and climate resiliency property improvement financing pioneer continues its expansion across Florida MIAMI, FL — Ygrene Energy Fund announced today that its award-winning YgreneWorks™ PACE (property assessed clean energy) program has created 1,945 jobs and generated an estimated $324 million in economic stimulus across Floridasince 2013. Working hand-in-hand with its growing network of trained and certified […] Read more →

Soligent Solar Contractors Can Now Access PACE Financing Through Ygrene

Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc., a provider of residential, multifamily and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and solar distributor Soligent have reached an agreement to expand their services and increase access to affordable materials and solar financing. Read more →

Clean-Energy Finance Company Raises $329M in Pair of Bond Offerings

Ygrene Energy Fund closed two bond offerings for Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans totaling $329 million, the clean-energy finance company confirmed on its web site this week. Read more →

Ygrene and Soligent Partner to Offer Contractors Access to Credit Lines and Financing

On November 16, Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc. announced a strategic agreement with solar distributor Soligent to allow participating contractors access to Soligent’s Tier 1 pricing and credit lines and to 100% financing through the YgreneWorks PACE program. Read more →

PACE Securitizations Top $400M In November

Ygrene, a leading provider of PACE financing, closed a $145 million private securitization on Tuesday and announced an AAA-rated $184 million public bond. Read more →

PACE Provider Ygrene And Soligent Partner On Solar Financing

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a provider of residential, multifamily and commercial PACE financing, and Soligent, a pure-play solar distributor in the U.S., have announced a strategic agreement to expand services and increase access to solar financing and materials in California and Florida. Read more →

Ygrene Soligent Partnership to Boost Solar Sales in California and Florida

Expanded contractor network and affordable financing is democratizing solar SANTA ROSA, CA—  Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc., the leading provider of residential, multifamily and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and Soligent, the largest pure play solar distributor in the U.S., today announced a strategic agreement to expand services and increase access to affordable materials and […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Completes $145 Million Securitization of PACE Bonds with Strategic Insurer, Global Atlantic Financial Group

Ygrene’s securitization offers geographic and property diversification, including residential and commercial PACE assets in California and Florida SANTA ROSA, CA,  — Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc., the leading provider of residential, multifamily and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today announced the completion of a $145 million private securitization transaction with strategic insurance partner, Global Atlantic Financial […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Closes $184 Million Securitization Achieving Industry’s First Ever AAA-rated PACE Bonds

PACE ABS offers novel structure and draws support from asset managers and major insurance companies SANTA ROSA, CA,  — In tandem with the close of a $145 million private securitization, Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc., the leading national provider of residential, multifamily and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today announced a $184 million public […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Secures $30M Financing Facility from New Energy Capital

Mezzanine facility is ideal vehicle for expanding PACE origination and achieving 2017 growth projections SANTA ROSA, CA,  — Ygrene Energy Fund, the leading national provider of residential, commercial and multifamily property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing announced today it has secured a $30 million financing facility from the New Energy Capital Infrastructure Credit Fund and related […] Read more →

Industry Off Base In PACE Financing Criticism

San Diego — Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 2693 which improves the administration of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) — a popular green finance program that has helped bring to life thousands of improvement projects in our region. Read more →

Ygrene Thanks Veterans with Special PACE Financing Promotion for Clean Energy and Climate Resiliency Home Upgrades

Veterans can save on YgreneWorks-eligible projects, during November SANTA ROSA, CA — To honor veterans for their service this month, Ygrene Energy Fund today announced a special promotion to support veterans by financing a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and climate resiliency upgrades to their homes. Throughout November, veterans who apply for financing […] Read more →

Moody’s Investors Assigns GB1 Green Bond Assessment to GoodGreen 2016-1 Trust Series 2016-1 Class A Notes and Series 2016-1 Class B Notes

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Green Bond Assessment of GB1 (Excellent) to the GoodGreen 2016-1 Trust Series 2016-1 Class A Notes and Series 2016-1 Class B Notes, expected to mature in October 2052. A total of $184.5 million will be issued in the form of $179.5 million in Class A Notes and $5 million […] Read more →

Ygrene Looks Forward to Implementing California Assembly Bill 2693

The debate over cap and trade and Senate Bill 32 this year overshadowed a significant environmental policy accomplishment that Gov. Jerry Brown can add to his climate-change legacy. Read more →

Heading off Matthew: Floridians Have Saved $13 Million in Hurricane Insurance Claims and Premiums with Ygrene

Over 3,000 Florida properties have been retrofitted with hurricane preparedness improvements financed by the YgreneWorks PACE program. Read more →

Ygrene Applauds Governor Jerry Brown for Signing Critical Seismic Retrofit Legislation for California

Political and industry leaders expand access to seismic retrofit upgrades through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing SANTA ROSA, CA — In a pivotal win for consumers and the PACE industry, Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. today announced Governor Brown has signed state bill  AB 2618, to usher in statewide seismic retrofit financing. The bill, sponsored […] Read more →

Governor Brown Signs Bill Strengthening PACE Program for Consumers

Assembly Bill 2693 paves the way for lower utility costs and a more energy efficient future for millions of California homeowners SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation establishing uniform disclosures for consumers of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The Governor’s action is expected to increase adoption of PACE at a […] Read more →

Riverside expands access to clean energy, water conservation and energy efficiency upgrades with YgreneWorks

YgreneWorks was selected by Riverside city officials to provide greater choice in PACE financing options as drought continues to challenge the city’s water supply. Read more →

Picking up PACE: Ygrene Seeks to Make its Mark in ABS

Ygrene Energy Fund is planning a securitisation before year-end that will offer a unique pool of PACE assets. At the same time, the company has begun building out a team of new recruits to facilitate its long-term securitisation plans. Read more →

Ygrene CFO Michael Chan Selected as 2016 Honoree in North Bay Business Journal CFO Recognition Awards

A 25-year veteran of financial, accounting and capital markets, Chan leads Ygrene Energy Fund’s financial team in raising and securitizing capital, and plays a central role in the company’s relationships with banks, investors, and rating agencies Read more →

Ygrene Adds Finance Veterans from Standard & Poor’s, KPMG & Morgan Stanley

“Over the last 24 months we’ve seen increasing demand from investors and agencies who see the exceptional credit quality of PACE and are eager to forge partnerships that can help them tap into these new market opportunities,” Read more →

Michael Chan of Santa Rosa’s Ygrene Energy Fund wins CFO award

Get to know Ygrene Energy Fund’s Michael Chan, winner of a North Bay Business Journal CFO award. Read more →

Ygrene PACE finance program expands to Fresno County

On August 17, Ygrene Energy Fund announced that Fresno County has approved the YgreneWorks PACE financing program. Read more →

Ygrene PACE program approved for Moreno Valley

On August 16, the Ygrene Energy Fund announced that Moreno Valley has approved the YgreneWork PACE program. Per Ygrene, that makes Moreno Valley the 284th city or county in California and Florida to adopt this program. Read more →

Fresno County chooses YgreneWorks to address clean energy and climate resiliency upgrades

Today Ygrene Energy Fund announced Fresno County has selected the award-winning YgreneWorks™ PACE (property assessed clean energy) program to help home and business owners finance a broad range of energy efficiency, renewables and water conservation upgrades. Read more →

Property Owners in Moreno Valley gain access to leading PACE program to finance clean energy and climate resilient building upgrades

YgreneWorks was selected by Moreno Valley city officials to provide more choice in PACE financing options and opportunity to access the nation’s leading C-PACE program. Commercial real estate investors now have additional flexibility to make improvements that can save money and may increase the value of their properties. Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund scoops S&P, KPMG and Morgan Stanley vets to undertake capital raising plans

US private capital fund Ygrene Energy Fund told Clean Energy Pipeline this week that it has appointed a trio of senior finance executives from some of the most prominent financial services companies globally. Read more →

Energy efficiency lender Ygrene makes three new hires

Energy efficiency lender Ygrene Energy Fund recently made three hires to support its growing asset-backed securities issuance program, the firm told IFR. Read more →

New financing option for home and building energy-related upgrades through Pace programs

Homeowners and businesses in unincorporated Miami-Dade County interested in solar panels, impact-resistant windows and other energy-saving upgrades now have another financing option through the property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs. Read more →

Solar Speaks: Keeping PACE with solar financing

President Obama’s announcement of the Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative is intended to help more homeowners afford solar by opting into solar energy at no up-front cost. Read more →

North Bay Business Journal names top CFOs

The Business Journal has selected 18 North Bay chief financial officers to be honored in its sixth annual CFO Recognition Awards that will include a keynote address by the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing wine companies. Read more →

Housing development future heads busy council agenda

The Claremont City Council pushed through more than 20 agenda items during a busy Tuesday night meeting, the last before the August recess. Read more →

Stockton property owners get new way to upgrade water, energy upgrades

Stockton has approved participation in the YgreneWorks PACE (property assessed clean energy) program offered by Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. of Santa Rosa to help home and business owners finance a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation upgrades. Read more →

Ygrene expands PACE program in Florida and in California

On July 27, Ygrene Energy Fund announced that Miami Beach, Miramar, and Broward County have selected the YgreneWorks PACE program. Read more →

Industry keeps searching for energy storage sweet spot

Led by the U.S. and Japan, the global energy storage market is expected to double this year, setting the stage for a 1,400% “surge” by 2025, according to information and analytics firm IHS Markit. Read more →

Stockton Tabs Ygrene for PACE Financing

Stockton, CA, has approved use of the YgreneWorks PACE program to finance business and home energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energy and water conservation upgrades, according to the company. Read more →

Stockton Chooses YgreneWorks to Provide Clean Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades In Order to Create a More Energy Efficient City

Ygrene Energy Fund announced today that Stockton has approved the award-winning YgreneWorks PACE (property assessed clean energy) program to help home and business owners finance a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation upgrades. Read more →

Florida’s Largest PACE Program, YgreneWorks, Expands to Offer Over 5M Property Owners Access to Affordable Energy Efficiency and Climate Resiliency Improvements

Applications for financing double as Obama administration endorses PACE and home and business owners prepare for hurricane and climate change threats Read more →

Miami Beach, Miramar, and Broward County Officials Select Ygrene as Affordable, Accessible Clean Energy Financing of Choice for Climate Resilient Property Upgrades

Florida Mayors choose YgreneWorks as President Obama endorses PACE as a key driver enabling adoption of solar and energy efficiency improvements by people of all income levels Read more →

With Hurricane Season Underway, Miami-Dade County Elects Florida’s Largest PACE Program – YgreneWorks – to Finance Critical Climate and Energy-Related Property Upgrades

Ygrene Energy Fund announced today that Miami-Dade County has selected the award-winning YgreneWorks™ PACE (property assessed clean energy) program to help home and business owners finance a broad range of energy efficiency, renewables, and hurricane protection property upgrades. Read more →

Santa Rosa’s Ygrene Energy Fund poised to soar with green-upgrade loans

According to Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene Energy, the property accessed clean energy (PACE) financing program is poised for takeoff, and Ygrene is positioned to serve a large part of that market. Read more →

FHA says it will approve mortgages with energy improvement assessments

In a reversal, the Federal Housing Administration said this week it would approve mortgages on properties with energy improvement assessments through the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE. Read more →

Feds ease rules on homes with PACE green-upgrade loans

 The federal government has announced new guidelines that will make it easier for the sale and financing of homes with existing property-assessed clean energy (PACE) loans, through the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Veterans’ Administration (VA).    Read more →

President Obama endorses support of Ygrene’s PACE financing structure.

President Obama endorses support of Ygrene’s PACE financing structure. “We generate over 30x more solar power than we did just 8 years ago.” Solar energy systems cost 70% less than they did just 8 years ago… Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Applauds the Obama Administration’s Support of PACE Financing and the Launch of the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

The Obama Administration has expressed its unequivocal support for the expansion of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) as a tool for assisting local communities in meeting their sustainability goals. Read more →

SolarWakeup Live Podcast with Louis Lalonde and Mark Colby

Ygrene’s Louis Lalonde and Mark Colby talk with Frank Andorka about the solar industry and PACE financing. Read more →

Slower growth does not reflect weaker demand for rooftop solar, installers say

Slowing growth among the largest residential solar installers is not a sign of weakening consumer demand, developers insisted July 11 at an industry conference in San Francisco.Rather than signaling a market slump, lower installation levels by companies such as SolarCity Corp. and Sunrun Inc. reflect factors such as the extension of the federal investment tax […] Read more →

After a slow start, PACE financing picking up in Florida

Since Florida’s Supreme Court upheld the state’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) law against challenges last autumn, applications for the innovative financing have been rising fast, and more local governments are signing up to offer the program in their areas, PACE leaders in Florida say. Read more →

People on the move at Ygrene Energy Fund

Peter Orrell and Mark Colby have joined Santa Rosa-based Ygrene Energy Fund.Orrell, who has worked for 20-plus years as a consumer finance veteran with American Express, has been appointed executive vice president for business development and products. Read more →

A Roofing Contractor Drives Sales and Leads with Fast and Easy Energy-efficiency Financing

After 15 years in the roofing business, I’ve seen countless construction, design trends and sales methods change over time. The one thing that has always stayed the same? That first discussion with the customer around the kitchen table, looking at the scope of the job and then getting right down to finances. Read more →

Mark Colby Joins Ygrene as General Manager of Solar and Storage to Bring New Class of Financial Solutions to Market

My principal job at Ygrene is to provide property owners access to solar and energy storage funding solutions that enable them to achieve their energy, financial and environmental goals. Toward that end, we are creating innovative financial products to better meet a broader customer base Read more →

Sustainable Home and Business: Ygrene Financing Makes It Easy

Ygrene makes it easy and painless to finance eco-friendly projects with 100% financing and no money down. They don’t refi any old home or business renovation; they make sure that every project is done with the environment in mind, matching every dollar to a better future. It’s the kind of purpose-driven business that we really […] Read more →

Peter Orrell, 20+ Year Consumer Finance Veteran from American Express, Joins Ygrene

“We’re at an inflection point with PACE, and consumer finance, in general, that makes this an incredible time to join Ygrene,” said Peter Orrell, Ygrene EVP, Business Development and Products.  Read more →

PACE Roundup: Residential PACE Tops $2 Billion

Ygrene, a leading provider of property-assessed clean energy financing, recently received a $250 million credit facility to continue to scale its residential and commercial clean energy financing Read more →

Federal Program Finances Home Improvements

Hundreds of home improvements have been funded in South Florida through an innovative program that requires no cash up front, and credit scores aren’t used to determine eligibility. Read more →

Ygrene PACE’s $250 Million Virtual Funding Facility

Two months ago, Ygrene CEO Stacey Lawson announced her company’s plan to expand into six U.S. states. This was followed up by the news, a few days ago, of Ygrene PACE’s $250 million virtual funding facility for expansion. Read more →

How PACE financing creates new opportunities for solar contractors

As renewable energy surges into the mainstream, solar technology has rapidly proliferated to disrupt traditional energy consumption, distribution, and storage models in the United States.  Read more →

A Roofing Contractor Drives Sales and Leads with Fast and Easy Energy-efficiency Financing

After 15 years in the roofing business, I’ve seen countless construction, design trends and sales methods change over time. The one thing that has always stayed the same? Read more →

Ygrene Secures $250M Credit Facility to Fund National Expansion of PACE

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., the nation’s leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, today announced the formation of a $250 millioncredit facility to support the expansion of its PACE program investments. Read more →

Miami Expands YgreneWorks, Florida’s Largest PACE Program, to All

Based on the overwhelming success of a one-year residential pilot program, Florida’s largest PACE financing provider, Ygrene Energy Fund, announced today that all five Miami districts have now adopted its award-winning program, YgreneWorks™. Ygrene is the nation’s leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing for energy efficiency, hurricane protection and […] Read more →

Administration Announces New Actions and Progress Made to Make American Buildings More Efficient and Save Businesses and Households on their Energy Bills

President Obama is committed to taking commonsense actions to reduce carbon pollution and save taxpayers money on their energy bills. Cutting energy and water waste not only drives carbon reductions, but creates a stronger building infrastructure, improves community resilience, and spurs American job growth. Read more →

PACE Financing Sets Its Sights on the Commercial Sector

The Ygrene Energy Fund was lauded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge for facilitating more than $100 million in commercial energy efficiency projects through Property Assisted Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Read more →

PACE financing: where it is, where it’s going, and what it takes to play

On April 5, Ygrene Energy Fund, announced that Riverside County had adopted its YgreneWorks™ PACE financing program. According to the company, Ygrene has approved applications totaling $1 billion for over 21,000 properties, and has completed $350M in upgrade projects… Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Recognized by US Department of Energy with Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever Award

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized Ygrene Energy Fund, the nation’s leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy financing for achieving its Better Buildings Challenge goal by investing over $100 million in commercial building energy […] Read more →

Ygrene Names Solar Veteran Louis-Philippe Lalonde as CMO to Support National Expansion

Ygrene Energy Fund, the leading national provider of residential, commercial and multifamily property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, announced today it has appointed solar industry veteran Louis-Philippe Lalonde as Chief Marketing Officer. Lalonde brings over 25 years of experience in technology ventures, renewable energy, and finance to Ygrene as it expands its award-winning YgreneWorks™ program nationally. Read more →

As Demand for PACE Soars, Ygrene Equips Riverside with Additional Resources to Finance Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades for All Property Types

Ygrene Energy Fund, the leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial PACE financing, today announced that Riverside County has adopted its award-winning YgreneWorks™ program. The program gives residents access to private funds necessary to make water conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate resiliency upgrades. With $1 billion in approved applications for over 21,000 properties, […] Read more →

Orlando Passes PACE Legislation and Selects Florida’s Largest PACE Program, YgreneWorks, to Finance Millions in Energy Efficiency and Climate Resiliency Upgrades

On the heels of this year’s National Hurricane Conference and Florida’s continuing efforts on climate preparedness, Ygrene Energy Fund announced today that Orlando has joined the ranks of 60+ cities and counties across Florida in the adoption of property assessed clean energy (PACE). By voting to join the Green Corridor PACEdistrict, Orlando has selected the […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Raises $30 Million in Operating Capital to Advance PACE in Six States

Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, today announced it has raised $30 million in operating capital led by new and existing investors, bringing its total operating and project capital raised to over $530 million. The operating capital will fund Ygrene’s continued national expansion of […] Read more →

As PACE Pioneer Ygrene Energy Fund Reaches 2000 Projects Funded in Florida, Hurricane Preparedness Drives 50% of Retrofits in the State

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial PACE financing, today announced a major milestone in Florida, underscoring the state’s position as one of the most active PACE markets in the nation. As the first and largest PACE provider in Florida, Ygrene, through its zero upfront financing program YgreneWorks™, has now funded […] Read more →

With More Than $1B in Approved Applications for 21,000+ homes and $300M in Completed Contracts, Ygrene Continues Rapid Growth as PACE Market Leader

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., the leading multi-state provider of residential and commercial PACE financing, today announced it has reached more than $1 billion in approved applications and $300M in closed contracts for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy projects. With an 800% year-over-year increase in applications, Ygrene is providing unprecedented access to clean energy […] Read more →

Discussing PACE Funding With Ygrene’s Stacey Lawson

Last week, I had the chance to catch up with Stacey Lawson, president and CEO of leading PACE funding provider, Ygrene Energy Fund. She had just wrapped up telling an audience at San Francisco’s Cleantech Forum about her company and had a little time to talk before heading to Washington, DC to speak with the White House […] Read more →

PACE Pioneer Ygrene Energy Fund Partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to Bring Affordable Financing to Rooftop Solar in California

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, YgreneWorks™, Solar Roof Dynamics can now offer consumers through its broad base of commercial […] Read more →

Alachua County Goes Live with Ygrene Energy Fund’s Zero-Down Financing for Energy Efficiency and Climate Resiliency Upgrades

MIAMI, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the COP21 Paris agreement,Ygrene Energy Fund announces today that Alachua County has joined the ranks of 25 other Florida municipalities in the adoption of the state’s leading property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing program, YgreneWorksTM. The program, administered by […] Read more →

Ygrene Applauds Florida Supreme Court’s Ruling Approving PACE Financing

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., Florida’s leading property assessed clean energy (PACE) provider and national provider of residential and commercial PACE financing, commends today’s decision by the Florida Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the PACE statute in Florida… Read more →

Ygrene and Big Box Retailer, BrandsMart USA, Complete Largest Commercial PACE Project in Southeast US

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a national provider of clean energy and hurricane protection financing, and BrandsMart USA, one of the largest appliance retailers in the country, today announced the completion of the largest commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) project in the nation’s Southeast. The project site, BrandsMart’s Miami Gardensstore, was funded with $3.1M in […] Read more →

Ygrene Names Cronos Group Veteran to CFO Role as Appetite for PACE Accelerates with Institutional Investors

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a national provider of property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, today announced that Michael Chan has joined the company as CFO. A 25-year veteran of the financial, accounting and capital markets, Chan brings a trusted and extensive financial network to support Ygrene’s broad partnerships with investors and financial institutions. YgreneWorks now […] Read more →

JinkoSolar Enters into an Agreement with Ygrene Energy Fund

Sept. 2, 2015: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) (“JinkoSolar”), a global leader in the photovoltaic (“PV”) industry, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., (“JinkoSolar US”) has entered into an agreement with Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc. (“Ygrene”), to integrate JinkoSolar’s high quality solar modules into Ygrene’s PACE (property assessed clean energy) […] Read more →

Citing Drought, Seismic and Energy Concerns, 90+ California Cities and Counties Activate Ygrene’s PACE Financing for Residential, Commercial and Agricultural Properties

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a national provider of clean energy and water conservation financing, announced that its YgreneWorksTM program goes live today in 90+ additional cities and counties across California. Now, more than 9 million home and business owners, including small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs), industrial and agribusinesses in California, […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Completes $150 Million Securitization of PACE Bonds Underscoring Investor Appetite for New Asset Class

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., the leading provider of residential and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today announced the completion of a $150 million private securitization transaction with a large insurance partner by issuing Class A notes rated AA by Kroll Bond Rating Agency with a […] Read more →

As Housing and Energy Costs Continue to Rise, Ygrene Becomes First PACE Financing Provider to Complete 25 Multifamily PACE Upgrade Projects

SANTA ROSA, CA, May 6, 2015 — On the heels of an announcement by Governor Brown and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development declaring support for Multifamily PACE, Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. today announced that it has completed 25 multifamily PACE upgrade projects. Ygrene, a leading PACE financing provider, is the first and only PACE […] Read more →

As California Legislature Passes $1B Drought Relief Bill Package, PACE Financing Could Fund Millions in Additional Water Saving Upgrades, says Ygrene

Santa Rosa, CA, April 2, 2015 — On the heels of California Governor Jerry Brown’s newly approved $1 billion Drought Relief Bill Package, Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, today pointed to the significant role that PACE financing can play in funding many residential water conservation upgrades. Read more →

Ygrene Expands PACE Financing to Major Commercial Facility

Chula Vista, CA, February 5, 2015 — Ygrene Energy Fund is proud to announce the completion of downtown Chula Vista’s landmark Gateway Center project.  The Gateway Center is the first large-scale commercial project to invest in solar energy using the Clean Energy Chula Vista Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.  Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund and Golden State Finance Authority Launch Industry Leading Statewide PACE Financing Program (Jan 2015)

Ygrene Energy Fund formally announces the availability of YgreneWorks, a statewide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program based on its successful Clean Energy financing currently available to more than 3 million Californians.  Read more →

Ygrene accelerates to statewide PACE (Jan 2015)

Ygrene Energy Fund, which sets up and manages property-assessed clean energy project financing for local governments, on Wednesday said it has teamed with a large public agency provider of home purchase and retrofit loans to expand its program statewide. Because Golden State Finance Authority, formerly California Home Finance Authority or CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund, is a joint-powers […] Read more →

Ygrene snares $30 million investment for green energy company (Aug 2014)

Santa Rosa’s Ygrene Energy Fund has received a $30 million investment to expand its operations nationally and spread the word about its business model, which helps property owners install green energy systems without huge upfront costs. Read more →

Energy retrofit program, launched in Sacramento, goes statewide (Jan 2015)

A novel program to encourage property owners to make their buildings more energy efficient, launched two years ago in Sacramento, is going statewide. Ygrene Energy Fund, a Santa Rosa company that finances green-energy programs, said Wednesday that it is partnering with the Golden State Finance Authority to bring its YgreneWorks financing program to the rest […] Read more →

Sacramento Launches $100-Million Energy Retrofit Fund (Jan 2013)

Sacramento commercial and residential property owners can now install energy-saving equipment at no upfront cost. Yesterday, local political leaders, including Mayor Kevin Johnson, announced the launch of Clean Energy Sacramento, a property assessed clean energy (PACE) program operated by Ygrene Energy Fund. Read more →

Solar loan competition heats up in Southern California (Jan 2015)

Santa Rosa-based lender Ygrene is trying to expand its footprint in the San Diego-area market for green home-improvement loans, taking on three well-established providers. Read more →

Palm Springs residents warming up to solar program (Dec 2013)

The solar panels installed on the Palm Springs home of Steven Rockwell and Michael Glenner on Friday are the first to be financed through the Coachella Valley’s long-awaited regional energy loan program. Read more →

Miami Springs Senior Center beneficiary of large state grant (Nov 2014)

Miami Springs becomes the 14th city in Miami-Dade County to offer the PACE financing program through Ygrene, the administrator of the program where Perez works as the regional manager in South Florida. Read more →

Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor (Sept 2011)

New York Times: A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. Read more →

Federal Flood help denied, City offers loans (Nov 2014)

Millions of dollars in damage from the 2014 Floods is not enough to get state and federal aid.  The City of La Quinta’s request for emergency funds after the September flash flood got denied, now business and home owners are left with few options to rebuild. Read more →

CV Upgrade Program to Assist Coachella Valley Residents Affected by Devastating Flash Flood (Nov 2014)

Ygrene’s Clean Energy P.A.C.E. Program Provides Immediately Available Funding Assistance to Enable Local Residents To Recover From Storm Damage. The City of La Quinta, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) and Ygrene Energy Fund, the Valley’s provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, announced today special assistance to residents affected by […] Read more →

Ygrene Funds Florida’s First PACE Projects (June 2013)

Ygrene Energy Fund Florida, the leading provider of property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs for local governments in Florida, today announced it has funded the first PACE projects in the state. This is a major milestone for Florida and signifies a new era of property improvement and job creation opportunities for cities and counties across […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Awarded Groundbreaking Energy Retrofit Program in Sacramento (Oct 2011)

Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of energy retrofit programs for local governments, today announced it has signed a contract with the City of Sacramento. Under the deal, Ygrene will provide no-risk administration of the city’s first-ever property assessed clean energy (PACE) program for commercial building owners. Approved in a unanimous city council vote, Ygrene […] Read more →

Ygrene Energy Fund Florida Awarded Landmark Energy Retrofit Program (Sept 2011)

Ygrene Energy Fund Florida, a subsidiary of nationwide Ygrene Energy Fund, recently signed a landmark agreement with the Town of Cutler Bay to provide no-risk administration of Florida’s first-ever PACE program. Property Assessed Clean Energy is a key ingredient as Cutler Bay leads a consortium of cities toward creation of a Green Corridor district for […] Read more →

Ygrene Makes $100 Million Commitment in White House’s Better Buildings Challenge (Dec 2011)

Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of energy efficiency programs for local governments, today announced it has been selected by the Department of Energy as a financial ally in support of the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge. Ygrene joins the ranks of top tier financing leaders, cities and companies committed to energy efficiency that will […] Read more →