Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Loans and Loan Guarantees (Pennsylvania)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Pennsylvania

Name Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Loans and Loan Guarantees
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Unspecified technologies, Coal-Mine Methane; Waste Coal
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive Loans: 1 million

Loan guarantees: 500,000

Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Date added to DSIRE 2005-04-11
Last DSIRE Review 2008-07-17

References DSIRE[1]


Note: As of June 15, 2007, the PEDA solicitation has closed, but future funding may become available in Spring of 2008. For more information on future funding opportunities, see the program website or the Department of Environmental Protection's newsletter.

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) issues funding solicitations to support advanced energy research and deployment projects, and to assist businesses interested in locating or expanding advanced energy operations in Pennsylvania. This program offers a combination of grants, loans and loan guarantees to support in-state projects, manufacturing or research involving solar energy; wind; low-impact hydropower; geothermal; biologically-derived methane gas, including landfill gas; biomass; fuel cells; coal-mine methane; waste coal; integrated gasification combined cycle, and; demand management measures, including recycled energy and energy recovery, energy efficiency and load management.

PEDA jointly administers the loan program with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Loans awarded under this program have had a maximum term of 10 years, or the life of the asset, whichever is less. The interest rate on PEDA loans is 50% of the prime interest rate (as specified by Bloomberg), but no less than 3.25%. Loan guarantees for corporations, partnerships and other legal business entities have also supported by this program. Loan terms are determined by the lending institution, and they have had a loan guarantee maximum of $500,000.

PEDA was established in 1982 to promote applied energy research, provide financial incentives for the deployment of clean, alternative-energy projects and promote investment in Pennsylvania's energy sector.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 71 P.S. § 720.1, et seq.

Date Enacted 1982-12-14

Authority 2 P.L. 1376, No.178 (Act 178)

Date Enacted 2004-11-29

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lawrence Middleton
Department Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Division Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority
Address Rachel Carson State Office Building
Address 2 400 Market Street, 15th Floor
Place Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 17105-2357
Phone (717) 772-8959


  • 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)"