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Local Government Energy Loan Program

Eligibility 
Local Government
Schools
Savings Category 
Solar - Passive
Solar Water Heat
Geothermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Biomass
Hydroelectric
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Combined Heat & Power
Daylighting
Lighting
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Heat recovery
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Siding
Roofs
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Wind (Small)
Hydroelectric (Small)
Geothermal Direct-Use
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Funding Source 

State Revolving Loan Fund

State 
Alabama
Program Type 
Loan Program
Summary 
Through a public-private partnership with PowerSouth, Alabama's Local Government Energy Loan Program offers zero-interest loans to local governments, K-12 schools, and public colleges and universities for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements that will eventually have a payback through utility savings. Under the program, municipal and county governments, and colleges and universities may borrow up to $350,000 for eligible projects, and K-12 schools may receive up to $350,000 per campus or $500,000 per school system for eligible projects. Eligible renewable energy resources generally include biomass, hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy, and solar energy.

The application is available on the program web site. An energy audit must be completed to identify necessary improvements. Following installation, the loan recipient must be benchmarked using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program.