Small Business Loans for Solar (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Small Business Loans for Solar
Incentive Type State Loan Program

Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2002-08-01
Last DSIRE Review 2002-08-01

References DSIRE[1]


The California Small Business Financial Development Corporation Law provides for the creation of small business financial development corporations by the Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency. These corporations are authorized to make loans and loan guarantees to small businesses for various purposes, including loans for energy efficiency improvement. Existing law continuously appropriates the money in the California Small Business Expansion Fund.

This bill would specifically identify solar energy systems as energy efficiency improvements for which these corporations may grant loans. The bill would specify the minimum and maximum amounts for a loan, and would require the Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in cooperation with the California Office of Small Business Development, to establish criteria and procedures applicable to loans for solar energy systems made under these provisions.

  • 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)"