Energy Revolving Loan Fund (Rhode Island)
Last modified on January 9, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Energy Revolving Loan Fund|
|Incentive Type||State Loan Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Retail Supplier|
|Eligible Technologies||Clothes Washers/Dryers, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Boilers, Building Insulation, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act|
|Terms||Loan terms of 5-10 years with interest rate between 1%-3%|
|Program Administrator||Commerce RI|
The Rhode Island Economic Development Cooperation (RIEDC) administers Energy Revolving Loan Fund (ELF) which provides low interest loans for RI business for energy saving investments. This loan program is funded by reprogrammed stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funds can be used to install renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, or purchase energy saving equipment. Terms of loan vary between 5-10 years with interest rates between 1%-3% depending on the project.
Businesses applying for financing are required to provide:
- Earnings which can support the debt requested or projected growth which can generate a clear path to earnings
- Collateral (either personal or in the business) equivalent to or in excess of the requested loan amount
- Personal guarantee required for any owner of 20% or greater of the business
- The company must be located in RI and be registered with the RI Secretary of State
Funds can be used for:
- Energy efficiency retrofits of buildings, including insulation, HVAC upgrades, purchase of ENERGY STAR appliances, lighting and others
- Installation of on-site renewable energy projects including Solar PV, Wind, Solar Thermal, Ground Source Heat-Pump, Combined Heat and Power, and Biomass thermal.
- Installation of alternative fueling pumps and systems
- Purchase of alternative fuel vehicles.
Applicants are required to submit Eligibility Form to determine if they qualify for the program.
|Contact Name||Hannah Morini|
|Address||315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101|
|Place||Providence, Rhode Island|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.