Small Business Energy Loan Program

January 08, 2001


Sponsored by the California Energy Commission, the Small Business Energy Loan Program offers low interest (5%) loans to qualified small businesses for the demonstration of alternative energy and efficiency technologies. This program does not fund energy research and development projects.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: California Energy Commission
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Wind (Small)
Maximum Loan: varies
Loan Term: 5% interest rate


Name: Mike Smith
Organization: California Energy Commission
Address: 1516 9th Street
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-4989

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.