Georgia Green Loans Save & Sustain Program (Georgia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Georgia

Name Georgia Green Loans Save and Sustain Program
Incentive Type Other Incentive
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial
Eligible Technologies Unspecified technologies, Energy Star appliances, Solar-powered appliances, other renewable energy technologies may be approved
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Start Date 2010-04-01

Funding Source U.S. Small Business Administration; others funding sources based upon location

Program Administrator Georgia Green Loans
Date added to DSIRE 2010-05-17
Last DSIRE Review 2012-04-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Georgia Green Loans, a non-profit microlending agency, offers funding to "green" businesses using funding from a Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) grant. The GEFA grant is based on State Energy Program funding from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Georgia Green Loans is using this funding for the "Save and Sustain" program to subsidize commercial energy audits for Georgia small businesses and commercial property owners, and to provide low-interest loans for energy-efficient improvements. Georgia Green Loans will cover most of the costs for commercial energy audits through a select group of energy auditing partners, allowing businesses to inform decisions on energy efficiency improvements.

Loan amounts range from $500 to $35,000 and loans may be used for a variety of technologies, including HVAC systems, insulation, and Energy Star appliances. The maximum term of the loan is five years. Loans are available to renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses, in addition to other types of "green" businesses.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lisa Robinson
Department Georgia Green Loans
Division Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Address 3173 Hwy. 129 North

Place Cleveland, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30528
Phone (706) 348-6609

Contact Name John Lawson
Department Save and Sustain Loans
Division Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc
Address 3173 Hwy. 129 North

Place Cleveland, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30528
Phone (706) 348-6609


  • 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 (DSIRE)"