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Santee Cooper - Smart Energy Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/20/2013
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Energy Efficient Improvement: $500 - $20,000
Renewable Energy Resource: up to $40,000
Maximum Incentive:Energy Efficient Improvements: $20,000
Renewable Energy Resource Loans: $40,000
Terms:Vary – Check website (currently at 1.250%)
Energy Efficiency Improvements: up to 60 months
Renewable Energy Resource: up to 120 months
Web Site: https://www.santeecooper.com/portal/page/portal/santeecooper/myho...
Summary:

Santee Cooper provides low interest loans to residential customers to improve the efficiency of homes through the Smart Energy loan program. Customers can apply for energy efficient improvement loans ranging from $500 to $20,000 with up to 60-months to repay loans over $1,000. Renewable energy resource loans are also available up to $40,000, with up to 120-months to repay the balance. These loans require no down payment. Combined maximum outstanding loans per customer cannot exceed $40,000.

To qualify for the loan, customers must first schedule a free energy audit with Santee Cooper. The Santee Cooper representative will recommend the most cost effective conservation measures needed for the home. Prior to passing a credit check, customers must complete a loan application for either a Renewable Energy Resource Loan or an Energy Efficiency Loan.


 
Contact:
  Energy Support Services
Santee Cooper
305A Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 761-8000
Fax: (843) 347-8781
E-Mail: energy.advisor@santeecooper.com
Web Site: http://www.santeecooper.com/index.html
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