Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0

The Navigator is an online tool that helps public and private sector organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Developed by the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Navigator helps users explore a wide array of financing choices and identify relevant financing options for their energy projects. Through the…

Financing 2.0: Navigating 3rd-Party Financing for Efficiency and Renewables – July 10

The last few years have seen dramatic growth in the variety of third-party financing options available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To help make sense of the options, DOE recently rolled out Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, an improved version of our online tool that helps organizations find financing solutions for efficiency and…

EcoMotion Conversations Podcast: Power Purchase Agreement Model and Innovative Financing

On April 24th EcoMotion recorded a podcast with Jigar Shah at his San Francisco office. Shah talked about developing the Power Purchase Agreement model and about financing innovation, notably related to EcoMotion’s PERCs in Salinas that he financed, that effectively blend solar and storage and controls to create energy resilience. Shah also reflects on his…

Webinar: New Tools in the Toolbox: A Fresh Take on Financing – Feb. 15

“The cost of energy upgrades can be a barrier to customer participation. Deploying the right financing can help residents cover the cost of upgrades, thereby helping you diversify your customer base and grow your energy efficiency program. More and more energy efficiency programs are engaging diverse stakeholders as financing partners and exploring new ways to…

Use of PACE financing for renovations, construction growing for commercial buildings

“Commercial property owners received hundreds of millions of dollars in PACE financing in 2017—more than twice the total amount of deals closed in 2016. It is now possible to arrange PACE financing in more than half the states in the United States. Also, as more property owners learn how to use this complicated financing tool,…

How California’s property assessed clean energy (PACE) model just got stronger

“PACE financing makes it possible for homeowners to upgrade to a more efficient system in these critical moments by allowing them to pay over time through their property taxes, instead of using credit cards to purchase the cheapest model available. More efficient systems are typically more cost-effective in the long run by bringing down utility…

Webinar: Financing and Incentives to Foster Zero Net Energy – Oct 31

The Center for Sustainable Energy invites city officials, building owners, facility managers and contractors to attend a free webinar on October 31st, 2017 that will showcase financing products and incentive programs for energy efficiency and renewable technologies available to support zero net energy (ZNE) projects. Panelists will discuss funding amounts, eligible technologies, and sectors-and other…

Low-Interest Loans for Energy Efficiency Projects Applications are Now Available!

Notices and applications are now available on the CEC website for PON-17-403 and PON-17-401, financing for energy efficiency & renewable energy generation projects. PON-17-403 – Interest Rate 0% Loans for K-12 Schools Districts, County office education, State Special schools and Community Colleges. PON-17-401 – Interest Rate 1% Loans – for Cities, Counties, Special Districts, Public…
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