Program Pathway Energy Efficiency Loan Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Tennessee
Administrator Pathway Lending Community Development Financial Institution
Budget $33 million
Start Date
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics

Pathway Lending's Energy Efficiency Loan Program provides Tennessee business and non-profit entities with below-market loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. All costs related to the efficiency measures may be financed, including assessments, design, equipment, and installation. Any project that reduces utility consumption, across electric, gas, or water, may apply for financing through this program. The loans are designed to allow for energy cost savings derived from each project to provide the repayment of the loan. 

Starting in 2016, EELP began offering up to six years of financing for qualified energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to Tennessee local governmental entities, including municipalities, counties, school districts, and other similar public agencies. To be eligible for a loan, a governmental entity must have a complete third-party energy audit, assessment, or vendor proposal that details estimated energy savings.

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