The HERO financing system will give Murrieta residents the opportunity to have rock-bottom-priced loans to finance household solar installations.
A new incentive system offered by the county will help Murrieta residents install energy-saving solar panels on their residences, based on specialists.
Last week, the Western Riverside Council of Governments announced its Home Energy Renovation Opportunity financing plan, that will make $100 million in dwelling improvement loan cash available for Murrieta house owners and residents of most other cities in Riverside County.
Underneath the new program, property owners who’ve paid their property taxes, made their home loan payments on time for the last 12 months and who retain a minimum of 20 % equity in their properties are eligible for HERO financing.
“Coupled with all the remarkable prices in solar correct now, there exists no lengthier reason for this region not to become known as the solar capital of your globe,” stated Brian Ambrose, Senior Management Analyst for Murrieta.
“Just within the last year, we’ve tripled our solar installations in Murrieta,” Ambrose mentioned. “With this more avenue of funding, we could once again maybe even double the installations.”
Once accepted in HERO, applicants can pick a payment program ranging in duration from five to 20 many years, with an common of seven percent interest. The loan is repaid by way of annual assessments on homeowner’s house tax bill.
A checklist of about 15 eligible improvement selections involves insulation, water heating, and pool equipment, also to solar panels and an choice to submit a “custom product” for approval. The minimal amount for HERO financing is $5,000, but WRCOG has estimated that the average residential loan are going to be about $17,500.