skip to Main Content

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 2019, we have helped 736 local homeowners, bringing 3.5 megawatts of solar to the Central Coast.


Our Pilot Program to support nonprofits in going solar is up and running! Solarize Ventura and Solarize Santa Barbara 2019 programs have closed, but we are still happy to provide support and guidance as you consider your solar options.

Here are locations where we have run Solarize programs in the past:

  • Irvine City
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Ventura County
  • 126 Highway Corridor
  • Carpinteria Valley
  • Kern County
  • Ojai Valley
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • Santa Barbara City
  • Santa Ynez Valley
  • Ventura City


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.


Get Educated
Read our Solar FAQs 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.


Back To Top