Loans & Grants for Energy Efficiency

Residential energy customers in Lake County can receive special grants and loans for energy efficiency improvements from CHF Loan. Read More...

Free Energy Assessments, Education, and Weatherization

A.B.S. (Applied Building Science) contracts locally as an Energy Partner Contractor with Pacific, Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide numerous energy efficiency programs for income-qualified residential customers.

Contact A.B.S. at (888) 475-0442, ext. 1003, or 263-6497, who will respond within a week. Services include:

  • Free energy education to help you understand how you use energy and simple ways to use less.
  • Free weatherization to make your house, apartment, or mobile home energy efficient and comfortable.

For more information, a brochure is available here to explain the Energy Saving Assistance Program previously known as the Energy Partners program and opportunities. Make sure to contact A.B.S. in Lakeport at 263-6497.

Income Guidelines for Energy Partner Program

Number of
Persons in

Total Combined Annual Income

Energy Partners*/







$36,801 – $46,100



$44,401 – $55,600 



$52,001 – $65,100



$59,601 – $74,600

For each
person, add:


$7,600 – $9,500

Valid through May 31, 2011
*Annualized income before taxes
**Before taxes based on current income sources

Energy Upgrade California

Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California is the one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that lower energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.

Use the Energy Upgrade California website to:

  • Plan your upgrade projects
  • Locate participating contractors
  • Find rebates and incentives

If you're a contractor in Lake County, sign up so local residents can hire you! If you're a local resident or business, keep checking this site for rebates, incentives, and energy-related information.

Low Income Residential Customers


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. For more information, visit the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

Rebates from for energy efficiency measures from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E offers a variety of energy-saving programs that can help residents save money, reduce energy use and help save the environment. Visit the page for more information.

Flex Your Power

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Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations working to save energy.

For more information on rebates and services for residential, business, and government customers, visit

Recycling Information for Residents

Have a question about what to recycle and what to take to the HazMobile? Check out the Recycling website maintained by the Lake County Public Services Department for all residents of Lake County at

California Solar Initiative: Single-family Affordable Solar Home (SASH) program

Using solar energy to save money on your electric bill just got easier and more affordable because the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) now offers a solar rebate program especially designed for qualified low-income homeowners.

Why Should You Participate?
The Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program will cover 65-100% of the installed cost of your solar electric system.
In addition, your solar electric system will:

  • lower your electric bills
  • help reduce air pollution
  • support your community through green job training

How to Participate:

  1. Find out if you meet the basic eligibility requirements by contacting GRID Alternatives at 1-866-921-4696
  2. GRID Alternatives will contact you for an initial pre-screening.
  3. If you are qualified for the program, GRID Alternatives' staff will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork.
  4. GRID Alternatives, or another licensed solar installer, will install a solar electric system on your home. This will take about two days.
  5. GRID Alternatives' staff will provide you with an industry-standard 10-year labor warranty on your system.