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Ygrene Energy Fund - Profile & Reviews

Ygrene offers $0 down, 100% solar financing for homeowners and property owners. With no payments for up to a year or more*, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a new solar upgrade long before you’ve made your first payment. And with over $439 million in funded solar projects under our belt, our team can provide not only expertise but contractor referrals from our network of independent solar contractors.

Every contractor we work with is verified, licensed, and insured, and will only be paid once you’ve signed off that your project has been completed to your satisfaction. It’s our way of making sure our customer has a great experience, from start to finish.

*Timing of first payment depends on date of funding; interest accrues after funding.
Subject to underwriting guidelines and approval.

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  • "How my $93k Solar loan with Ygrene turned into $108k in 9 months"

    Reviewed Sep 04, 2020
    "How my $93k Solar loan with Ygrene turned into $108k in 9 months"

    Reviewed Sep 04, 2020

    I financed my $93,045 solar panel project with Ygrene on 12/21/2019. Recently I contacted them to try to payoff the entire loan. On 9/1/2020 they sent me a payoff quote of $108,764.70 which is about $16k interest/penalty in less than a year. I tried to speak to several managers at Ygrene, but they are all reading the same scripted message with fancy words that describe fees which are basically a pretty alternative to penalty or in plain English: a scam. There's no financial institution, especially during this pandemic, that will charge you a gangster style fee of 17% in a matter of a few months.

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    Response from Ygrene Energy Fund
    Responded Jan 14, 2021
    Response from Ygrene Energy Fund
    Responded Jan 14, 2021

    Dear Shay C.
    We regret you are dissatisfied with the Ygrene financing. Ygrene's PACE financing is a long-term financing option that has helped thousands of property owners year after year. We understand PACE financing may not be for everyone which is why we make sure to be very transparent with the financing terms throughout the process and before any documentation is signed. We invite anyone considering PACE financing to call us directly and obtain information to ensure it best fits their financial needs.

  • "Know what you are getting into...."

    Reviewed Aug 10, 2018
    "Know what you are getting into...."

    Reviewed Aug 10, 2018

    I was sold on this Ygrene tactic..... "You only pay for what you use". The sales guy said, "when you go to sell the house the remaining balance would transfer over to the new owners in the taxes for the property". Today I'm trying to get a HELOC only to find I have a LIEN on the property from Green Corridor, AKA Ygrene, and must be paid off first. There was little to no literature out there at the time a agreed to this scam, especially on the negative side.... but now since I'm in this predicament I'm finding a ton of law suits. Now I'm requesting the payoff quote only to find there is a $50 fee to process that and if I choose to pay it off, there will be an early payoff penalty of 5% for the remaining balance. I feel mislead and now entrapped in their scam. Prior to requesting a HELOC.. I would have said it was OK.... if it works for you.... PROCEDE WITH CAUTION and know what you are getting into. Stay away from it if you can.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Great company!"

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2018

    Ygrene was a great company to work with! I would NOT have been able to afford the high impact windows without Ygrene. They also recommended
    TJ Davis Windows that actually installed the windows. I am SO happy with the windows. They are beautiful! So nice not having to EVER have to put hurricane shutters up again! YAY! With Ygrene the whole process was made pretty easy and stress-free. Thank you Ygrene!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "people stay away"

    Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

    Total rip off. Do not do it. Costumer service is horrible, not helpful at all. They put a lien on your house so you cannot refinance or sell. They are also lying about when your first payment is due. Be aware, stay away. I've learned it in a hard way. It's a shame

    1 person found this helpful
  • "rippeed off uninformed and huge lack of communication "

    Reviewed Jun 03, 2017
    "rippeed off uninformed and huge lack of communication "

    Reviewed Jun 03, 2017

    1.0 star rating 6/3/2017
    it was the worse decision i have ever made i was also told there was no pre-payment penalty and I never once was called by a ygrene rep to go over the documents like all loan officers due to explain each and every detail of the loan which is there job !!!! to make things Clear ...i signed in December of 2016 rushed by my sales rep ....to get in by the end of the year ....wanted out by February but because i had a issue with the solar rep i needed to address first i couldn't address ygrene yet and when i did wanting to just pay it off i found out about the second loan attached now they want to charge me ridiculous fees to just pay it off it comes to almost 6,000 dollars for loans i don't want ...and those are MTG fee rates at least with a MTG you get one on one explanation of every dollar going in and a interest rate schedule that makes sense ....what a rip off and total disregard for the customer .....

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Poway California customer"

    Reviewed Apr 05, 2017

    Energy produced for March 2017 854 Kilo Watt hours, electric bill $0.00. Solar panels were installed on a challenging granite slope with great professionalism and excellence. I have a vast educational background of electronics, electrical and mechanically experience. I was and am extremely satisfied with the entire process from planning the project to completing the project. Every phase from architectural, planning, city permitting, install and inspections were accomplished flawlessly. Strongly recommend solar and these companies to install the most recent solar technologies.

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Choosing The Right Solar Power Installer
All Ygrene certified solar contractors are licensed, insured, pre-screened, and have been in the solar business for at least two years or more. Quality installers offer workmanship and equipment warranties and are transparent about when and how they use sub-contractors. Solar power is still an unfamiliar technology for most homeowners. Don't hesitate to ask your contractor how they plan to achieve a quality solar installation and any other questions you may have.

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Ygrene Energy Fund Headquarters

2100 McDowell Street
Petaluma, CA
94954 US

States served by Ygrene Energy Fund

  • California CA ,
  • Florida FL ,
  • Missouri MO