SOLARIZE PROGRAMS


WHY SOLARIZE MATTERS

CEC envisions a future where 100% of the electricity that powers our homes, businesses, and cars is generated from clean, renewable, and local sources. In our 2007 white paper, New Energy Direction: a Blueprint for Santa Barbara County, we show that the abundant availability of sun and wind in our region can provide more than enough renewable energy to meet our needs.

Our region is a “sweet spot” for solar power — we’re blessed with the ideal combination of abundant sunny days and south-facing coastlines. CEC believes Santa Barbara county, along with solar-friendly Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, can lead the nation in solar installations.

WHAT CEC IS DOING

CEC’s Solarize program is charging the solar movement by making it easier and more affordable for people and businesses to install solar power. Our group purchasing model helps local homeowners install solar electricity through a streamlined and hassle-free process, at a discounted price. As of early 2017, we have helped 524 local homeowners go solar, bringing 2.6 megawatts of solar to the Central Coast.

PAST SOLARIZE PROGRAMS

Here are the locations where we have run Solarize programs to date:

Carpinteria Valley | Kern County | Ojai Valley | San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara | Santa Ynez Valley | Ventura

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Get Educated

Read our Go Solar Get Started Guide and other solar resources to learn about the options available to you.

Stay In the Loop

Subscribe to CEC’s monthly newsletter and Facebook page for updates on the latest Solarize programs available in your area.