Energy Saving Resources

It’s easy to save energy and thus save money at home. Check out the resources and programs below to lower your energy usage, make your home more comfortable, and help the environment.

Home Energy Resources

While the emPower Central Coast program has come to an end there are great energy efficiency resources for residents, including a new program from the Tri-County Residential Energy Network (3C-REN) that will launch in late 2020 for Ventura County: Home Energy Savings. This new program offers free and discounted energy efficiency upgrades from more efficient lighting and showerheads to smart thermostats (and much more) to eligible homeowners and renters throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Learn more and apply to see if you are eligible at

Weatherization and Home Energy Repair

Community Action of Ventura County can save qualified homeowners and renters/tenants up to 40 percent on utility bills, depending on the home, simply by improving energy efficiency. This can be done by replacing windows, weather-stripping doors, adding insulation, minor home repairs and installing more efficient appliances and products. Find more information on Community Action’s website at

The Community Environmental Council is making it easier and more affordable for residents and businesses to install solar power by utilizing the group purchasing model. As of early 2017, more than 524 local homeowners have taken advantage of this opportunity.

The Go Solar California campaign is a joint effort of the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. The goal is to encourage Californians to install solar energy systems on homes and businesses. The Go Solar California website provides California consumers a “one-stop shop” for information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and information on installing and interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems. The site has information on program rules, including eligible equipment and standards, as well as information on how to find an eligible, licensed solar contractor.

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