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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SouthCarolinaSaves Green Community Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/21/2014
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Process Improvement Upgrades, CNG/LNG/Propane Fleet Conversion
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Institutional
Amount:$50,0000 - $5,000,000
Terms:15 year payback period
Funding Source:Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds issued by the SC Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA)
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The SouthCarolinaSAVES™ Green Community Loan Program affords low cost financing to South Carolina governmental, institutional, and commercial and industrial properties for qualified conservation measures, including lighting, HVAC, controls, envelope, process improvement upgrades, solar photovoltaic systems, and LNG/CNG or propane fleet conversions. A below market rate is enabled through the use of Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds allocated by the South Carolina Energy Office and issued through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA).

Projects are eligible to receive between $500,000 and $5,000,000 of low cost financing and must have a payback period of 15 years.

For more information about the SCSAVES program click here.

  Greg Montgomery
CleanSource Capital
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