Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) that assists energy users in overcoming educational, financial and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted, distributed and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their energy needs now without compromising the ability of their children to and grandchildren to meet their needs.
SEF provides a variety of services including financing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; educating the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a passion for sustainable energy; and representing the interests of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

You’ve seen the changes: more solar panels appearing in fields and on the roofs of homes and businesses; wind turbines being erected to generate cleaner energy; more energy efficient buildings being designed and constructed. When looking at these changes, it is easy to see a brighter, more sustainable future. What you may not see or think about is the lower energy bill associated. Those who are making these changes are also experiencing the savings that comes from investing in a sustainable energy future. It’s time for your organization to let Sustainable Energy Fund help you join this movement.


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Sustainable Energy Fund finances energy-related projects to established commercial, industrial, municipal, agricultural and nonprofit entities. Our geographic focus is in the state of Pennsylvania.

We provide financing for renewable energy projects (e.g. biomass, solar, wind, etc.), as well as energy efficiency projects (e.g. building envelope improvements, HVAC, lighting systems, etc.).

Competitive Interest
Rates as Low as 4%

Loan Amount:
$5,000 to $1,000,000

Up to 7 Years

Educational Program

Sustainable Energy Fund’s educational programs seek to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. Literacy in both energy and sustainability is crucial to the understanding and application of knowledge in making sound sustainable energy related decisions. SEF funds a variety of educational initiatives that raise public awareness of sustainable energy as well as provide topic-specific training for energy users, educators and students.



About Us

SEF was founded in 1999 through a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the state’s electric deregulation proceedings. Since then, SEF has been a leading financer of sustainable energy projects and has greatly expanded its services with the goal of seeking a sustainable energy future.

Our mission is to promote, research and invest in clean and renewable energy technologies, energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainable energy enterprises that provide opportunities and benefits for PPL electric ratepayers.




Seeking Board Members

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is a 501(C)3 organization that is dedicated to breaking down financial, educational and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future.  SEF operates as a financially independent self-sustaining private nonprofit enterprise.  SEF seeks experienced and passionate professionals who live or work in the 29-county area comprising the PPL rate territory to fill two board seats one that is vacant and one that will be vacant due to term expiration. 

Candidates for nomination to the Board will be evaluated in terms of a variety of criteria including their ability and desire to be active, expertise, possess needed skill set, commitment to SEF's mission, and professional background with preference being given to candidates possessing regulatory, technical or business development experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to

, or you may mail information to Sustainable Energy Fund 4110 Independence Dr. Suite 100 Schnecksville, PA 18078

Registration is now open for Energypath 2017, which will be hosted at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. This year's conference theme, "For Our Future: Carbon Reduction", will encourage attendees to examine the impact of their daily lives on the environment by examining what we eat, what we buy, and the energy we consume. For more information or to register, click here.



Sustainable Energy Fund has launched the 2017 Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest. This program will award a major energy efficiency building retrofit to a winning nonprofit organization in Central or Northeastern Pennsylvania at no cost to the nonprofit. The winning nonprofit, chosen for its inefficient building and for the good it does for the community, will produce dramatic energy savings. The money saved from high electric bills can instead be directed towards furthering the nonprofit's mission. The main goal of the Makeover Contest is to promote energy efficiency and assist energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future. For more information or to apply, click here.