Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)

Program Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Florida
Administrator Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Website http://www.solarenergyloanfund.org
Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) provides unsecured personal loans to qualifying Florida Homeowners for:

SELF gives qualifying homeowners the ability to secure financing for:

  • Weatherization and insulation
  • Replacement of inefficient air-conditioning systems
  • Solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Roofs, windows, doors, and hurricane shutters
  • disability products and aging in place

SELF provides home improvement loans up to $50,000.

History

In June 2010, St. Lucie County received a grant award through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program (EECBG). The $2.9 million award was used to kick-start the SELF pilot loan program, which began taking applications and making loans in early 2011. SELF has now expanded statewide.

SELF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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