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Energy Revolving Loan Fund - Passive Solar   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/11/2013
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat
Applicable Sectors: Nonprofit, Agricultural, Institutional
Maximum Incentive:$15,000
Terms:4% fixed interest rate
Interest-only payments for first 6 months
6-year maximum
Funding Source:American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
MCL ยง 460.911 et seq.
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
E.O. No. 2011-4

In January 2010, Michigan enacted the Public Act 242 of 2009, which established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Fund Program. The Passive Solar Systems portion of the loan program is available to family farms and non-profits located in Michigan. Under this program, a passive solar system is defined as "a structure which can extend the growing season to ten to twelve months without additional supplemental heat or light."

Applicants are evaluated based on minimum credit standards and face-to-face interviews to determine knowledge of and interest in passive solar systems. Loan recipients will be required to attend a passive solar system workshop and are required to submit quarterly reports related to production. Program funds cannot be used for any costs incurred before the date of the loan agreement.

Applications are available on the program web site.

  Terri Novak
Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
611 W. Ottawa Ave.
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 241-8526
Phone 2: (517) 241-6229
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