NYSERDA - Energy Star Financing Program (New York)
Last modified on September 25, 2013.
Financial Incentive Program
NYSERDA, in partnership with Energy Finance Solutions (EFS), offers an unsecured loan for the installation of qualified energy efficient and renewable energy measures in owner-occupied 1-2 family homes. EFS administers the loans, but NYSERDA subsidizes the interest rates, resulting in favorable terms for program participants.
To initiate the loan, a Comprehensive Home Assessment (CHA) must be performed by a certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) contractor, which may cost a small fee. After the CHA is performed, the borrower will work with the contractor to decide what improvements should be made. For any improvements and replacement appliances, the borrower will sign a customer contract and a “Home Performance Work Scope.” After a credit check and these forms are submitted, work may begin. Following completion of the work, a Certificate of Completion will be sent to the program administrator. Following review and approval, payment will be rendered directly to the contractor and the borrower will commence repaying the loan.
As with other programs funded by the state system benefits charge (SBC), eligibility is limited to homeowners who receive electric service from one of the following utilities:
- Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation
- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
- New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
- National Grid
- Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
- Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
For further information on this program, please consult the program website(s) or use the contact information provided below.
|Contact Name||Public Information Officer (EFS)|
|Department||Energy Finance Solutions|
|Address||431 Charmany Drive|
|Phone 2||(800) 969-9322|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.