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Three Fresno County cities join HERO energy program

Synthetic turf is one of several home improvement projects available under the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program.
Synthetic turf is one of several home improvement projects available under the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program. jwalker@fresnobee.com

Firebaugh, Fowler and Huron have launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy program to help residents pay for home renovation projects that help the environment.

The program pays up to 100 percent of the cost to purchase and install products like drip irrigation systems, artificial turf, drought-tolerant landscaping and solar panels with no upfront cash needed. Payments are made through property tax bills for up to 20 years.

“HERO financing brings renewable energy and energy- and water-efficiency within reach for a broad range of homeowners,” said Blair McNeill, vice president of Community Development for Renovate America, the company that administers the HERO Program. “We are excited to help people make their home more comfortable, all while saving money and reducing their impact on the environment.”

Products covered through HERO also include high-efficiency toilets, faucets and showerheads, rainwater catchment systems, and gray water systems. The most popular products are solar power, whole home heating and cooling systems, energy-saving windows and doors and roofing and insulation.

Ten Fresno County communities have already adopted the program including Fresno, Clovis, Coalinga, and Kerman. In Fresno alone, HERO has provided $26.7 million in financing for more than 1,4000 renovations.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee

HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

www.heroprogram.com or 855-437-6411

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