PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE)

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a tool for property owners to finance private property improvements related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hurricane hardening through assessments levied on their property tax bill by special districts established for that purpose.

PACE home improvements include rooftop solar panels, solar water heater, energy efficient air conditioning unit, cool roof, impact windows, insulation, and more.

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The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a PACE program, and signed agreements with four PACE providers. Currently, there are two approved PACE providers in Sarasota County, as listed in the table below.

Provider Contact information Notes
YGrene 855-965-7283
info@ygreneworks.com
www.ygreneworks.com
YGrene financing services unincorporated Sarasota County, town of Longboat Key, and the cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port.

Find approved contractors.
Renew Financial 844-736-3934
info@renewfinancial.com
www.renewPACE.com
RenewPACE services unincorporated Sarasota County and the cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port. Find approved contractors.
This table will be updated as PACE providers are approved.

PACE financing is limited to energy and hurricane improvements and is only one of many options for how to pay for property improvements. PACE financing is neither offered nor endorsed by Sarasota County or any participating municipalities; they have only set the policy under which the authorized programs must operate.

Like any financing, PACE comes with significant risks that must be understood fully before entering into any agreement. It is strongly recommended to receive multiple quotes from contractors on both the improvements and the financing. Property owners should also ask detailed questions of your PACE providers so that you have the best understanding as to your best financing option.

PACE Workshops

Sarasota County is hosting three free educational sessions on financing energy and hurricane improvements for your property, using tools like PACE. To learn more about these sessions and to register, see the table below.

View the recorded webinar
Date/time Location Registration
May 29 (Wed)
5-7 p.m.
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
1845 34th St.
Sarasota 34234
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June 11 (Tue)
5-7 p.m.
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.
Venice 34285
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June 12 (Wed)
Noon to 1 p.m.
Online webinar View the recorded webinar

The final session will be a webinar for those that cannot make it to the in-person sessions. Additionally, a recording of the webinar will be available on this website once it is over.

Learn more

Read our updated PACE FAQ blog post online or view/download a PDF version to learn more about PACE in Sarasota County.

If you would like to be added to an email list to receive updates on PACE and upcoming PACE classes, or if you have questions or comments, please email sustainablesarasota@scgov.net or call 941-861-5000.

For information and questions about qualifying improvements, financing terms, and participating contractors, contact the PACE providers.