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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Loan Fund   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval, Whole House Fans, Led Exit Signs, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Not specified
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Institutional
Terms:Interest rate: Equal to or less than market rate
$250 application fee
1% processing and commitment fee
0.25% annual servicing fee
Projects must achieve 15% reduction in energy usage
Projects must result in a return on investment of 15 years or less
Funding Source:DOE State Energy Program and Advanced Energy Fund
Start Date:12/15/2011
Web Site:

Note: The Advanced Energy Fund

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) is administering the Energy Loan Fund with funds collected through the Advanced Energy Fund and the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. Public entities, manufacturers, small businesses are eligible for funding, though other applicants will be considered. Funds will be awarded to qualifying projects on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds have been depleted. Priority will be given to projects with an energy savings payback of 1 to 4 years. Projects must result in energy savings of at least 15% and must be installed in Ohio. Interested applicants should submit a pre-application through the ODSA web site.

  General Information
Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
PO Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001
Phone: (866) 728-6749
Phone 2: (800) 848-1300
Fax: (614) 466-1864
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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