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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Commercial and Non-Profit Efficiency Loan Program (California)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Nonprofit
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Lighting
Maximum Rebate 

$50,000

Program Info
State 
California
Program Type 
Utility Loan Program
Rebate Amount 

$5,000 - $50,000

Provider 
Commercial Financing

City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) provides 0% loans to business and non-profit customers to offset the need for upfront energy efficiency investments in qualifying facilities. Loans are only provided to electric customers and natural gas projects do not qualify. Members have up to 5 years to repay loans, however repayment timelines are based upon the simple payback of the implemented measures. Loans from $5,000 -$50,000 are available for qualifying projects. Projects must also qualify for CPAU rebates which count against the total loan amount. Loans are available for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, VFD's, insulation, steam upgrades, appliances, commercial cooking equipment and other measures. More information, including a list of qualifying measures and forms, can be found on the website listed above.