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Austin Energy - Residential Solar Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Minimum Solar Water Heating: $500
Minimum Solar PV: $1,500
Maximum Incentive:Solar Water Heating (Single Family): $5,000
Solar Water Heating (Duplexes): $10,000
Solar PV: $20,000
Terms:Solar Water Heating Rate: 0% - 2.0%
Solar PV Rate: Market Rate
Credit scores of 639 or below will carry an additional 2.0% interest rate.
Repayment: up to 10 years
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Austin Energy offers two types of loans for residential customers to finance solar water heater and and solar PV systems in eligible homes. Solar water heater loans are available for up to $5,000 for single family and $10,000 for duplexes. In addition, Austin Energy offers solar PV loans up to $20,000 for solar photovoltaics, which may be combined with Austin Energy solar PV rebates.

Terms for Austin Energy solar loans are 3, 5, 7, or 10 years. All work must be done by a program-approved contractor.

For loan pre-approval with Austin Energy's financing partner, can contact Velocity Credit Union.



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