Alternative Energy Conservation Loan Fund

August 14, 2020


The Division of Economic Development in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development is providing loans to purchase, construct and install alternative energy systems or energy conservation improvements in commercial buildings. The program defines an alternative energy system as a source of thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy that is not dependent on oil, gas, or nuclear fuel for the supply of energy for space heating and cooling, refrigeration and cold storage, electrical power, mechanical power, or heating of water. Applicants must be Alaska residents for the 12 months prior to the date of application to be eligible. If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, each individual owning an interest must complete an application, and those with a 20% or greater ownership stake must complete a residency questionnaire and a financial statement. 

The maximum loan amount is $50,000. Applications for loans over $30,000 must include a letter of denial from a financial institution stating the reason for denial, or specifying that the loan is contingent upon receiving additional funds from the state fund. The maximum loan term is 20 years. 

The interest rate will be fixed at the time of loan approval and current rates can be found on the program website. All loans must be adequately secured, and include a lien on real property and the improvements financed. A $100 application fee (non-refundable) must accompany all applications. A 1% origination fee is due at closing. The borrower is responsible for paying all direct costs incurred in processing an application, including title reports and title insurance, recording fees, appraisals, travel or other direct costs. 


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Alaska
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: The Division of Economic Development, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Maximum Loan: Maximum loan amount is $50,000.00.
Loan Term: Maximum loan term is 20 years.
Interest Rate: 5% (effective July 1, 2015)


Name: AS 45.88.010 - 45.88.090
Name: 3 AAC 78.010 - 3 AAC 78.900


Name: Loan Program
Address: 550 W. 7th Avenue Suite 1770
Anchorage AK 99501
Phone: (800) 478-5626

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.