Iowa Energy Bank

April 15, 2015


The Iowa Energy Bank offers Iowa's public facilities, schools, area education agencies, colleges, universities, hospitals and local governments a 1% financing option for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Eligible applicants need no upfront capital and loans are repaid using the energy bill savings. In order to get started, applicants complete a pre-application and provide an up-to-date energy study. Additional terms of the loan include a 2% origination fee, a 0.25% servicing fee, and a 15-year repayment period.

The Iowa Energy Bank program is actively marketed to eligible entities and has resulted in over $400 million in energy efficiency improvements. Program administration was moved to the Iowa Department of Administrative Services in 2011.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Iowa Office of Energy Independence
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Building Insulation
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
Maximum Loan: None specified
Loan Term: 1% or higher interest rate
2% origination fee
0.25% servicing fee
Up to 15-year repayment period


Name: Iowa Code § 473.19 et seq.
Date Enacted: 05/01/1986


Name: Paritosh Kasotia
Phone: (515) 725-0434
Name: Bruce Nuzum
Organization: Iowa Area Development Group
Address: 2600 Grand Avenue, Suite 430
Des Moines IA 50312
Phone: (800) 888-4743

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.