Enterprise Energy Fund Grants (New Hampshire)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Enterprise Energy Fund Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit
Eligible Technologies Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Yes; specific technologies not identified
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Not specified

Start Date 03/2010
Expiration Date Not specified

Funding Source The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Energy Program (SEP)

Maximum Incentive Not specified

Program Budget $6.6 million

Program Administrator New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
Website http://www.nhcdfa.org/energy-efficiency/for-businesses
Date added to DSIRE 2011-01-10
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-14

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


Note: This program is fully subscribed and currently is not accepting applications. Check with the program administrator regarding the possibility of future program funding.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) initiated the Enterprise Energy Fund in 2010. This revolving loan program, supported by State Energy Program (SEP) funds and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is designed to help businesses and non-profits in the state make energy improvements to their buildings. Many improvements are eligible for funding, including energy audits, whole-building improvements, equipment and appliance upgrades, lighting upgrades, heating and cooling upgrades, solar-thermal systems, and renewable energy installations, among others. The CDFA and Community Loan Fund will work with organizations to try to make the cost of financing less than the energy savings.

Funding, when available, is awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Project applications are evaluated on several criteria, including the financial stability of the business or non-profit, the age of the building for which the project is proposed, and the current energy efficiency of the building (based on an energy audit). In addition, the Enterprise Energy Fund seeks to include a wide range of business types (i.e., small and large) and promote geographic diversity

While primarily a revolving loan program, the Enterprise Energy Fund provides a limited amount of funding for grants. Grants are typically used to lower costs for non-profits that provide "essential services," and to support eligible commercial entities that invest in renewable energy systems to lower the payback period.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cassandra Bradley
Department New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority

Address 14 Dixon Avenue
Address 2 Suite 102
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 717-9114

Email cbradley@nhcdfa.org
Website http://www.nhcdfa.org

  • 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"