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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Georgia Green Loans Save & Sustain Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Other Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies, Energy Star appliances
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Solar-powered appliances; other renewable energy technologies may be approved
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Agricultural
Funding Source:U.S. Small Business Administration; other funding sources based upon location
Start Date:4/1/2010
Web Site: http://www.georgiagreenloans.org
Summary:
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 & 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.

 
Contact:
  Lisa Robinson
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.
3173 Hwy. 129 North
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706) 348-6609
E-Mail: info@georgiagreenloans.com
Web Site: http://www.georgiagreenloans.org/index.php
 
  John Lawson
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Save and Sustain Loans
3173 Hwy. 129 North
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706) 348-6609
E-Mail: info@georgiagreenloans.com
Web Site: http://www.georgiagreenloans.org/index.php?go=sustain
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