Need some energy improvements in your space? Obtaining financing for solar panels, hurricane windows and other energy saving upgrades just got a lot easier for Broward County homeowners and businesses. Broward County Commissioners have approved a county-wide property assessed clean energy (PACE) program that allows property owners to receive upfront financing for a variety of energy-related home improvements. Property owners then repay the debt through voluntary assessments on their property tax bills. This method of financing allows people to make significant energy improvements that may otherwise be cost prohibitive, and without impacting their credit scores. “PACE financing provides a unique means of broadening community-wide access to affordable energy and resiliency improvements that deliver economic and environmental benefits. It allows property owners to overcome the barrier of steep upfront costs. Insurance costs may also go down, along with savings that come from using less energy. PACE will also deliver additional economic benefits by stimulating local job growth and green sector jobs in particular,” said Mayor Marty Kiar.