Energy Benefits Yolo

Have you been thinking about putting solar on your roof or garage, or fixing those leaky windows and ducts, but were put off by the cost? Well, now is your chance. A new program only offered to people who live or work in Yolo County offers a substantial discount -- usually about 20 percent --- off the regular price.

The program is called “Energy Benefits Yolo” and is sponsored by several community groups. According to Tom Stallard, a member of the Woodland City Council who previously took advantage of this program to install solar on his house and is helping get the word out about this program, “By organizing people who are interested into a group, we can save the installers what they would normally spend to find customers. This makes it a win-win for both the customer and the company.”

To participate, homeowners must sign up before June 30th on the Energy Benefits Yolo website to get a no-obligation assessment: The onsite solar assessment is free, and the onsite energy efficiency assessment is discounted to $99 for most homes (normally $500). According to Stallard, “The assessment tells you whether solar or energy efficiency will make sense for your house and your budget so you can decide whether you want to go forward.”

The program also helps homeowners by taking the guesswork out of selecting a reputable vendor, as it uses certified contractors that went through a vetting and approval process. For the solar PV, the contactor is REC Solar, and for the energy efficiency measures, the contractor is Brower Mechanical. “This is a soup-to-nuts deal,” stated Stallard. “It can’t get any easier than this to put solar on your house or make it more energy efficient. The Energy Benefits Yolo people manage the whole process for you.”

Yolo Energy Watch is helping to promote the program by giving away one (1) free energy efficiency assessment in a drawing June 30th. To enter the drawing, sign up with Yolo Energy Watch below:

Register with Yolo Energy Watch, and enter the drawing for a free energy assessment