The Department of Energy has released a free resource guide to U.S. programs that support clean energy projects. The Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy features ten agencies, including summaries and case studies, that can benefit private sector partners in finding capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects.
For every program listed, the guide identifies additional contact information to answer questions and provide additional direction.
Now in its third edition, the guide includes financing programs for both domestic and international projects. The guide includes programs from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, State, Transportation and Treasury, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Small Business Administration.
The programs listed within the guide are resources that can support clean energy deployment, and in turn lead to new investment, job creation, and additional benefits that can invigorate communities.
Business owners, homeowners, investors, policymakers, and others can use this guide as a “Yellow Pages” to federal programs. In some situations, the financing programs listed are specifically designed to support energy-related projects. In other cases, however, energy efficiency and clean energy are among many qualifying purposes for the particular financing program.
This guide is a companion to the Database for State Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (DSIRE), which provides state-specific information on incentives and policies to support clean energy and energy efficiency in the United States. More information on DSIRE is available at http://www.dsireusa.org/.
Additional information is available through the U.S. Department of Energy and its Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC). More information on the DOE financing programs and the CEIC is available at www.energy.gov/finance.
To download the guide, click here.