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

Commercial Financing

This section of the guide provides the information state, local, and tribal governments need to create commercial financing programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.

Clean Energy Finance for the Large Commercial Sector – Structures and Strategies

Reviews several financing structures and related uses of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds that are being developed to finance large, commercial-sector building projects for clean energy improvements.

Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing

Covers commercial property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, which allow local governments, when authorized by state law, to fund energy improvements on commercial and residential properties.

Small Business Financing Options for Clean Energy Projects

Defines a “small business,” reviews the common legal small business structures, and presents the elements necessary for a successful small business financing program.