Small Business Administration Loan Programs

March 15, 2002


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan programs to assist businesses in financing renewable energy and other energy and non-energy projects. Although referred to as loan programs, SBA does not provide loan money to the small businesses. Instead, the small businesses obtain loans from a private lender and the SBA guarantees the loans to a certain amount. A variety of renewable energy technologies may be eligible for an SBA guaranteed loan. For a listing of SBA loan programs, see

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Federal
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Federal
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Hydroelectric
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Wind (Small)
Maximum Loan: Varies
Loan Term: Varies

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.