State Clean Energy Policies Analysis: State, Utility, and Municipal Loan Programs

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High initial costs can impede the deployment of clean energy technologies. Financing can reduce these costs. And, state, municipal, and utility-sponsored loan programs have emerged to fill the gap between clean energy technology financing needs and private sector lending. In general, public loan programs are more favorable to clean energy technologies than are those offered by traditional lending institutions; however, public loan programs address only the high up-front costs of clean energy systems, and the technology installed under these loan programs rarely supports clean energy production at levels that have a notable impact on the broader energy sector. This report ... continued below

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Lantz, E. May 1, 2010.

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High initial costs can impede the deployment of clean energy technologies. Financing can reduce these costs. And, state, municipal, and utility-sponsored loan programs have emerged to fill the gap between clean energy technology financing needs and private sector lending. In general, public loan programs are more favorable to clean energy technologies than are those offered by traditional lending institutions; however, public loan programs address only the high up-front costs of clean energy systems, and the technology installed under these loan programs rarely supports clean energy production at levels that have a notable impact on the broader energy sector. This report discusses ways to increase the impact of these loan programs and suggests related policy design considerations.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-6A2-47376
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/982265 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 982265
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014011

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Lantz, E. State Clean Energy Policies Analysis: State, Utility, and Municipal Loan Programs, report, May 1, 2010; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014011/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.