Small Business Administration Loan Programs (Federal)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Small Business Administration Loan Programs|
|Incentive Type||Federal Loan Program|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Renewable Transportation Fuels, CHP/Cogeneration|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan programs to assist businesses in financing renewable energy and other energy and non-energy projects. Although referred to as loan programs, SBA does not provide loan money to the small businesses. Instead, the small businesses obtain loans from a private lender and the SBA guarantees the loans to a certain amount. A variety of renewable energy technologies may be eligible for an SBA guaranteed loan.
For a listing of SBA loan programs, see http://www.sba.gov/financing/indexloans.html.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.