Wheelhouse Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Since first opening its doors to San Diegans in 1934, Wheelhouse Credit Union takes great pride to now be San Diego’s #1 Solar Financing Lender. We work with over 100 installers to help homeowners significantly reduce their electric bill, increase the value of their home and help the environment.

Sustainability is rooted in our core values and we know that together we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint, lessen greenhouse gas emissions and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.


Strengthen financial self‑sufficiency of San Diegans by assisting with their ability to harness solar energy through fair, flexible financing options.
Support organizations in San Diego that are reducing climate change impact and improving the environment we live in.
Reduce our foot‑print by utilizing solar energy, recycling office e-waste, installing energy-efficient LED fixtures, and committing to less paper consumption when conducting transactions.

Supporting San Diego's Journey To 100% Renewable Energy

The City of San Diego is the largest U.S city with a binding commitment to switch to 100% clean energy. We’re committed to supporting that effort through our community outreach, internal sustainability efforts and the products and services we offer our Members.

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215 Million Kilowatt Hours
of clean energy has been generated by the Solar PV Systems we’ve financed as of April 2023; which is equivalent to:

Greenhouse gas emissions from 31,864 passenger vehicles driven for one year
CO2 emissions from162,051,121 pounds of coal burned
Carbon sequestered by3,893,382 tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Investing in Our Community Partners

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I Love a Clean San Diego

I Love A Clean San Diego is an environmental nonprofit on a zero waste and pollution free mission for communities throughout San Diego County.

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Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

As part of our commitment to sustainability, this year’s Trailblaze Challenge San Diego will include a mission to Leave No Trace Behind, providing hikers with resources to clean up trails during the challenge. Wheelhouse will sell reusable bags to clip on packs for trail cleanup, with 100% of profits directly benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego.

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San Diego Zoo
Wildlife Alliance

San Diego Zoo Global is an international conservation nonprofit that collaborates with numerous partners to save wildlife from extinction.

Wheelhouse is a Leader in Eco-Friendly Lending

Solar Loans

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We work directly with our valued partners, including over 100 installers across Southern California to make switching to solar easy. With low rates and loans up to $80,000, our goal is that solar doesn’t cost you money–now or later– but actually saves you money today and tomorrow. But that’s not all–here are three more reasons to go solar:

  • Help The Environment
  • Save Money On Your Electricity Bill
  • Increase The Value of Your Home


Please choose one of the following options:

Reach us by phone

Phone Branch Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm


For further assistance, please email us. Do not include account information.

Energy Efficient Loans

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Our Energy Efficient loans make it easy to conserve water and energy at your home, helping you finance insulation, energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, and water-efficient fixtures.

  • Energy Efficient Insulation
  • Air Duct Sealing
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Water Faucets, Fixtures and Drip Irrigation
  • Xeriscape & Firewise Landscaping
  • Rainwater Harvesting Equipment

Sustainability College Scholarship

Every year, we look forward to providing five $1,000 college scholarships to college-bound high school seniors in San Diego who are passionate about helping our environment thrive.



  • Abigail
    Abigail Nguyen

    Poway High School

  • Annalisa
    Annalisa Kamahi

    Granite Hills High School

  • Ari
    Ari Kalpakgian

    Classical Academy High school

  • Belle
    Belle Dolan-Carleton

    Sage Creek High School

  • Camila
    Camila Moreno

    San Ysidro High School

  • Keenan
    Keenan DePaz

    University City High School

  • Noah
    Noah Campillo

    Poway High School

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