U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Financing Solutions

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Transitioning to a clean energy economy requires innovative financing solutions that enable state, local, and tribal governments to invest in clean energy technologies. However, the clean energy puzzle can be daunting, especially when it comes to financing. With that in mind this website aims to provide an overview of financing as it pertains to state, local, and tribal governments who are designing and implementing clean energy financing programs. Learn more below about the information you'll find throughout this site.

View previously recorded webinars for additional information and training on financing related topics.

Overview »

Get a general introduction to financing programs, including characteristics of strong programs, pitfalls to avoid, lending components, a glossary of financing terms, and much more.

Structures »

Learn about financing structures that can be used to develop clean energy financing programs.

Design and Implementation »

Identify potential impacts to effective clean energy financing programs such as partner and stakeholder roles and download example contracts and agreements.

Market Segments »

Find financing structures for public, residential, commercial, and small business market segments.