ConserFund Loan Program (South Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name ConserFund Loan Program
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Custom/Others pending approval, CHP/Cogeneration, Photovoltaics, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 100% of eligible project costs, from 25,000 to 500,000

Maximum Incentive 500,000 per fiscal year

Terms Fixed annual rate set below Wall Street Journal prime rate; Ten year term
Program Administrator South Carolina Energy Office
Date added to DSIRE 2006-03-27
Last DSIRE Review 2014-08-13

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The South Carolina Energy Office offers the ConserFund Loan Program to fund energy efficiency improvements in state agencies, local governments, public colleges and universities, school districts and private non-profit organizations. The ConserFund Loan Program will fund a variety of efficiency improvements, but priority is given to projects that have a fast energy savings payback. Generally, ConserFund loans are to be used on retrofits of existing buildings. However, ConserFund may be used to finance energy recovery systems, ground source heat pumps, biomass, solar, and other renewable energy systems in new construction facilities.

Organizations may finance one or multiple projects, covering up to 100% of eligible project costs, from $25,000 to $500,000. Implementation of the energy efficiency improvement must begin within six months of the loan closing and the proposed energy improvement must have long-term cost reductions to qualify.

To start the financing process, download a form from the program website or contact the South Carolina Energy Office.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ashlie Lancaster
Department South Carolina Energy Office

Address 1200 Senate Street
Address 2 408 Wade Hampton Building
Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29201
Phone (803) 737-9822


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"