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Mountain Association for Community Economic Development - Solar Water Heater Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/05/2013
Program Overview:
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Local Loan Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:100% of equipment and installation cost
Terms:Flexible rates and terms available
Funding Source:Kentucky Solar Partnership (KSP)
Web Site:

The Kentucky Solar Partnership (KSP) and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) partner to offer low interest loans for the installation of solar water heaters. Loans cover the full equipment and installation cost. Flexible rate loans and terms are available. They may cover 100% of the equipment and labor costs for solar hot water systems. Approved loans require a 5% down payment. Solar collectors must be rated by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or industry equivalent.

Residents and businesses must be located in a participating Eastern Kentucky county in order to apply for the loan. A copy of the application can be downloaded from the program web site listed above. The application process includes a solar site assessment, which is to be completed by a solar water-heater installer to determine if the site is acceptable. If the loan application is accepted, the cost of the assessment will be included in the loan; if it is not accepted, the Kentucky Solar Partnership will reimburse the cost of the assessment, up to $50.

  SWH Information
Kentucky Solar Partnership
ATTN: SWH Loan Program
2235 Gregory Woods Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (888) 576-6527
Fax: (606) 256-2779
Web Site:
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