Ways to Fund Your Project

Sustainable Energy Fund achieves its mission by assisting energy users in overcoming financial and educational barriers to a sustainable energy future.

To help you, here is a list of options through which almost any business can make the installation and operation of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects economically viable.

SELF-FUNDED - Businesses can use current budgetary allocations, increased cash flow through utility savings, and cash reserves to implement projects. ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES - Utilities and other organizations utilize these commodities to comply with environmental regulations. When monetized, these commodities can create an income stream to help fund projects.
GOVERNMENTAL SUBSIDIES - Local, state, and Federal governments offer a variety of programs including technical support, tax credits, tax deductions, grants, loan guarantees, and more.
UTILITY INCENTIVES - Act 129 legislation, which became effective in November 2008 in Pennsylvania, requires Pennsylvania Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) to cost-effectively reduce electricity consumption and peak demand on their systems. To achieve this end, EDC's have implemented a broad variety of programs and incentives for ratepayers.
THIRD PARTY - Third parties such as Sustainable Energy Fund, banks, and tax equity investors offer a variety of funding mechanisms including loans, leases, purchase agreements, and performance contracts as well as direct equity and tax equity investments.

Community Energy Inc.
Keystone Solar project financed by
Sustainable Energy Fund