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  Free Money for Energy Upgrades! August 16
August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the El Cerrito City Hall 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

R3 - Richmond Recovery solar Rebate program

The City’s Environment Initiatives Division is proud to launch the new Richmond Recovery solar Rebate program – R3 (“R cubed”).  The City is providing solar rebates to homeowners in an effort to increase solar installations and stimulate the local economy.  R3 currently offers two rebate amounts including a generous rebate for any income homeowners and free solar installations for qualifying lower income homeowners through a partnership with the non-profit GRID Alternatives.  Participants in the any income rebate can typically expect $3,000 to $7,000 rebate depending on system size.  Participants in the lower income rebate must meet the income requirements, which begin at $46,050 for a one person household and increase for each additional member.     

Funds for R3 are limited.  We encourage all interested homeowners to contact a local Richmond contractor and complete your program reservation soon.  For more information and a program application, please visit www.richmondenvironment.org.  If you have any questions, please email program staff at r3@ci.richmond.ca.us or call 510.620.5537.  


Up to $10,000 in Rebates - Regional Workshop for Energy Upgrade California on Tuesday, August 16th

Did you know that up to $10,000 in rebates is available to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency?  The City of Richmond’s Environmental Initiatives Division and the City of El Cerrito are partnering to hold a free regional workshop to learn how to obtain Stimulus funding and PG&E rebates to make your home more comfortable and efficient through the new Energy Upgrade California Program.  

RSVP at http://westcountysmarthomes.eventbrite.com/ for “The Smart Approach to a Comfortable Home and Lower Energy Bills” to be held on Tuesday, August 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the El Cerrito City Hall 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

  • Hear from a local homeowner about their energy upgrade experience
  • Get information about local, state and PG&E rebates, grants and loans
  • Meet local Energy Upgrade California certified contractors
  • Refreshments prior to the workshop at 6:30 PM


Visit https://energyupgradeca.org/overview for more information on Energy Upgrade California and don’t forget to RSVP at http://westcountysmarthomes.eventbrite.com/