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Advanced Homes
Get free energy-saving technologies like solar panels and battery storage installed in your home.
Water Heater Tune-up
Get a free water heater tune-up and assessment. Your water heater may be eligible for a free upgrade!
Community Solar
Save 20% each month on your electricity bill and support local renewable energy.
Vanpool
Ride in style and commute in a zero emissions van to work! You could save up to $400 per month with our vanpool.
What are Advanced Homes?

Advanced Homes is a free sustainable home upgrade program focused exclusively on our community of Bassett and Avocado Heights. Using grant money from the California Energy Commission, we’re partnering with fifty  homeowners to create a network of Advanced Homes, decked out with the newest clean energy technologies like solar panels, battery storage, and heat pumps.

Eligibility Requirements

We’re striving to make Advanced Homes as accessible as possible. To be eligible for free Advanced Homes upgrades, you must be a homeowner in the Bassett or Avocado Heights neighborhoods. If you’re not sure if your address falls in one of these neighborhoods, we can help you confirm if your location qualifies.

To make sure clean energy is accessible to everyone, we also have an income qualification. If you participate in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, you’ll likely meet our requirements too.

Even if you’re not sure if this sounds like you, join the waitlist and we will talk you through all the ins and outs of program participation!

[Click here to view the Advanced Homes Eligibility Map]

What’s the enrollment process?
  1. Complete our online form.
  2. A representative will contact you to confirm eligibility and answer all of your questions.
  3. Once eligibility is confirmed, we will provide a free inspection of your home to evaluate your home’s condition to receive energy efficiency improvements, rooftop solar, battery energy storage system, or heat pump water heater upgrade.
  4. We will help you complete an Advanced Homes enrollment form.
  5. Begin the process to receive up to $50,000 in new energy equipment and reserve up to $8,500 in incentives for a battery energy storage system.
Advanced Homes Project Partners
What is a water heater tune-up?

A water heater tune-up is a free service provided by Bassett-Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC).

A water heater specialist will visit your home to make sure your water heater is working properly. We will provide a report after the visit with maintenance recommendations. If your water heater is deemed in need of replacement, you may be eligible to receive a free water heater courtesy of BAAEC.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for water heaters services, you must be a homeowner in the Bassett or Avocado Heights neighborhoods or surrounding areas. If you’re not sure if your address falls in one of these neighborhoods, we can help you confirm if your location qualifies.

To make sure clean energy is accessible to everyone, we also have an income qualification. If you participate in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, or other income qualifying programs like CalFresh, you’ll likely meet our requirements too.

[Eligibility Map]

What’s the enrollment process?
  1. Complete our online form.
  2. A representative will contact you to confirm eligibility and answer all of your questions.
  3. Once eligibility is confirmed, a water heater specialist will contact you by phone to schedule the tune-up at your home.
  4. After the tune-up you will receive a tune-up report in the mail. The report will let you know if your water heater is eligible for a free replacement. Day One will call you to go over the report and answer any questions you may have.
Water Heater Tune-up Project Partners
What is Community Solar?

Community Solar is a new way to save money on your electricity bill. We’re creating a utility-scale solar panel installation (enough to power over 600 homes!) at a central community building within 5 miles of Bassett and Avocado Heights. These solar panels will generate local renewable electricity that can be shared by community subscribers (that’s you!). When you join, you receive a credit on your electricity bills for your share of the power generated.

Eligibility Requirements

With Community Solar, anyone who lives in Basset and Avocado Heights can get their electricity from a local renewable source. We especially encourage anyone participating in utility bill assistance programs, such as California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, to sign up for even more electricity bill savings.

[Click here to view the Community Solar Eligibility Map]

What’s the enrollment process?
  1. Complete our online form.
  2. A representative will contact you to discuss eligibility requirements.
  3. Once eligibility is confirmed, we will provide a link to enroll in the new Community Solar rate, and  a representative will walk you through the process if needed.
  4. Once officially enrolled, start saving at least 20% on your electricity bill!
Community Solar Project Partners
What is a vanpool?

Vanpooling is like a carpool but in a van that seats 7-10 people. It is a common, long-distance commute option for a group that shares the same commute characteristics, such as living in the same city or having similar work hours. Generally, the group either works at the same employer or at nearby companies and enjoys riding in the fast lane and being more rested at work and at home! One of the riders will be a designated driver and is responsible for returning the vanpool to its parking spot.

Eligibility Requirements

You must live in or around Bassett and Avocado Heights. All riders must be at least 18 years of age. The primary driver must be at least 25 years of age and have a min of 2 years of experience driving in the US.

What’s the enrollment process?
  1. Complete our online form and provide your work commute information (home address, work address, work hours).
  2. Our partners at Green Commuter will contact you about your interest.
  3. The primary driver and alternate driver will need to register in the Green Commuter app so driver history can be run.
  4. Primary driver/coordinator and alternate driver will sign the vanpool agreement (sample primary driver agreement, sample alternate driver agreement) with Green Commuter. The other passengers do not have to sign anything.
Vanpool Project Partners