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Renewable Energy Funding Available

Thursday April 4th, 2019
Funding for several renewable energy programs is available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). Applications are due May 17.
 
• The Alternative and Clean Energy Program provides loans and grants for activities that promote the use, development, and construction of alternative and clean energy, compressed natural gas infrastructure, and liquefied natural gas fueling stations. Energy efficiency and conservation projects are also eligible.
 
• The Renewable Energy - Geothermal and Wind Projects Program provides loans and grants to promote the use of alternative energy.
 
Loans for geothermal systems or wind energy generation or distribution projects may not exceed $5 million or 50 percent of the total project cost, whichever is less.
 
Grants for wind energy generation or distribution projects may not exceed $1 million or 30 percent of the total project cost, whichever is less.
 
• The Solar Energy Program provides loans to promote the use of solar energy. Eligible projects include facilities to generate, distribute, or store solar photovoltaic energy.
 
For more information about these grants, call the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Center for Business Financing at (717) 787-6245 or go to DCED's energy programs webpage.