Friday, March 27, 2015

Wretched Ridge-Light Bites the Dust

            Katherine and Tyler had an awful ridge skylight that was leaking in the rain and baking the house in the summer.  They contacted Naturalight Solar and we presented them with a design to install four VELUX VSS S01 solar operable, deck mount skylights with solar blinds. We removed the old skylight, re-configured the roof openings, installed and water-proofed the new skylights, and finished the interior.

The wretched ridge-light:

The New VELUX "Fresh Air" Skylights:

Katherine and Tyler are excited that the leaks are gone and overheating is a thing of the past.  They are also looking forward to a tax credit of approximately $6,600. The budget for the project, including permits, was approximately $22,000 and took about one week of on-site work. We just completed this project last week.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"1 Up" Your Home with Energy Efficiency Financing

Add life to your home:
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs provide financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency improvemetns for homeowners. Many counties in California have at least one program, and some have two. You can visit the program websites to see if your home is eligible for financing. 
Program Perks:
  • Loans are not based on credit scores
  • No application fee 
  • Apply Online
  • Pay back through property taxes; loan stays with the property if sold
  • Minimum project size is $5,000 with no maximum
VELUX SUN TUNNELs, VELUX Skylights, and SunRise Solar Attic Fans fall under the energy efficiency improvement category, so the installation of these products is eligible for financing through your city's program.

Sonoma County - SCEIP and CaliforniaFIRST
Napa County - CaliforniaFIRST and HERO 
Marin County - CaliforniaFIRST
Solano County - CaliforniaFIRST and HERO


Give Naturalight Solar a call to get a 
free estimate for your day-lighting project: 707.527.5330