Program Commercial Energy Loan Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Vermont
Administrator Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA)
Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

The Commercial Energy Loan Program (CELP), created by Act 87 in 2013, is administered by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). The CELP provides loans to businesses for larger renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

The maximum loan amount is $2,000,000, and VEDA is generally limited to 60% of the project cost; and in some cases up to 90% of cost financing. Loans are provided at variable rates, which are adjusted on a quarterly basis; current rates can be found here. Loan terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, with a maximum loan term of 20 years.

Fees associated with CELP loans include (1) a 1% commitment fee ($5,000 maximum), (2) a $30 credit report fee, (3) if applicable, appraisal fee, document recording fee, flood certificate fee, and other out-of-pocket fees.

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