|Energy Loan Fund for Schools
|Oklahoma Department of Commerce
|Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has established a loan/lease fund for public and non-profit K-12 schools to improve energy efficiency.
Two categories of funding are available for schools to reduce energy consumption. Category I funding will pay for technical and energy audits, the development of Energy Management Plans, and any professional services that contribute to the planning and design of energy reduction systems and measures. Category II funding covers the actual acquisition and installation of energy conservation measures.
All projects must be shown to reduce energy consumption, have a positive return on investment, and be able to be repaid within 6 years. Loan funds may not be used to pay off an existing loan but may be used to leverage additional third-party financing of energy efficiency projects. An eligible school district may only have one active loan at a time.