Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program
Incentive Type PACE Financing
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Custom/Others pending approval, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Terms Eligible products can be financed for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years, depending on the useful life of the eligible product.

Minimum financing: 5,000
Maximum financing: 10% of the property's value. WRCOG Executive Committee approval is required for any project costs over 200,000.

Website http://wrcog.herofinancing.com/
Date added to DSIRE 2012-05-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-22

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is offering homeowners in WRCOG participating jurisdictions an opportunity to finance energy and water efficiency projects in their homes. The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program. PACE programs allow homeowners to finance energy improvements, and to repay the financing through special assessments on their property taxes. In most cases the property tax assessment will stay with the property if it is sold, though the buyer's lender may impose restrictions on the transfer.

A wide variety of energy and water efficiency products permanently affixed to the property can qualify for this program. Light bulbs, appliances, and other products not permanently affixed to the property are ineligible for this program. Only contractors registered with the program or a property owner who has signed a Self-Install Agreement may install the financed equipment.

See the web site above for complete details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service
Department WRCOG HERO Financing Program (Residential)

Phone (855) 437-6411

Email wrcog@herofinancing.com


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"