Sustainable Satellite

Welcome to Sustainable Satellite Beach!

The City`s Sustainability Action Plan has been adopted and is being implemented. The first Green Achievement Target will be the community garden, it will be constructed in partnership with Eagle Scouts in June and July of 2017. If you would like to be part of this Sustainability Action Plan and its projects please contact to the Environmental Programs Coordinator, Nicholas Frank Sanzone, via email at nsanzone@satellitebeach.org or call (321) 773-4407.


The City of Satellite Beach is constantly working on expanding and developing environmentally friendly initiatives for current residents and future generations.  We are proud of what has been accomplished thus far, and eager to continue working to achieve greater success! 

To keep up with the latest initiatives, please join us at our Sustainability Board meetings, which take place the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 565 Cassia Boulevard in Satellite Beach.

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

PACE is a way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and wind mitigation upgrades to buildings.  PACE can pay for solar panels, roof replacement, new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, water pumps, insulation, structural wind mitigation hardening, and more for almost any property – homes, commercial, industrial, non-profit, and agricultural. 

PACE financing pays for 100% of a project’s costs and is repaid over a period of up to 20 years through a voluntary non-ad valorem assessment added to the property’s tax bill.  PACE assessments stay with the property upon sale.  

PACE assessments are co-equal in dignity with all other assessments on the tax bill. 
PACE assessments are not considered a loan by credit agencies.  Eligibility and interest charged do not depend on an applicant’s credit score. 

In Florida PACE financing is governed by Section 163.08 Florida Statutes, “Supplemental authority for improvements to real property”. 

A local government must enter into an agreement with a PACE funding provider to allow that entity to place its projects onto the local government’s tax bills.  Satellite Beach has entered into such an agreement with all four PACE funding providers now authorized to operate in Florida. 

To find a PACE contractor follow the links to https://renewfinancial.com/find-a-contractor 
https://ygreneworks.com/find-contractors/ and https://www.renovateamerica.com/find-a-contractor/contractor-search-results

All four PACE funding providers are available to property owners in Satellite Beach.
Visit the PACE provider websites for more information.

Florida PACE Funding Agency (created in Florida in 2011) https://evestflorida.com/                             
RenewPACE (a subsidiary of Renew Financial in California) https://renewfinancial.com/product/renewpace-florida
Ygrene Works (a subsidiary of Ygrene Energy Fund in California) https://ygreneworks.com/
Renovate America (headquartered in California) https://www.heroprogram.com/

The City has been designated as a "SolSmart Gold" community for encouraging solar market growth.  Find more information on all of our Solar Initiatives here.SolSMart Logo



Links to Useful Documents/Information


City Documents - Sustainability and Resiliency