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FORT PIERCE -- The nonprofit Solar and Energy Loan Fund and Fort Pierce Utilities Authority announced their collaborative clean energy initiative for Fort Pierce residents.
This partnership includes funding assistance for all FPUA customers interested in receiving a home energy assessment, which will be used in conjunction with the SELF program to help homeowners identify and make cost-effective home energy improvements.
"We are looking forward to this additional opportunity to assist our customers with conservation and awareness," said Levette Dixon, FPUA communications manager.
SELF provides energy expertise and low-interest rate loans to help credit-worthy homeowners finance more than two dozen different types of energy saving products, including weatherization, high-efficiency air conditioners, windows and doors, solar water heaters, solar photovoltaic, and more.
To date, the organization has completed nearly 800 energy assessments and assisted 175 families finance nearly $1.5 million of clean energy projects. SELF clients are reducing their energy consumption by more than 20 percent, and using the energy savings to help pay off the loan over time. The home energy improvements are helping property owners save money on their energy bills while simultaneously improving their quality of life, enhancing the market value and equity in the property, and increasing efficiencies and reducing operating costs.
In order to participate in the SELF program, property owners must undergo a home energy evaluation in order to determine the most cost-effective improvements to make.
At a $275 value, FPUA customers are now only asked to pay $125 (billed on the next monthly utility bill) with the rest of the cost left to FPUA. This partnership is in effort to promote clean energy solutions, reduce carbon emissions, and decrease monthly operating costs.
For more information on how to sign up for an energy evaluation, or how to apply for a low-interest rate loan call (772) 468-1818 or visit www.CleanEnergyLoanProgram.org, www.Facebook.com/SolarEnergyLoanFund.