Energy Programs

The Alternative Energy Investment Act

The Alternate Energy Investment Act was signed into law in July 2008 and provides for grants and loans for clean and alternative energy projects including buildings, equipment and land development activities; grants and loans to individuals and small businesses for high-performance, energy-efficient building projects; grants and loans for geothermal and wind energy projects; and grants and loans for alternative energy production projects involving solar technologies. These Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) programs are managed within the DCED Office of Business Financing:

Programs

Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Greg Welker at 717.787.6245 to discuss potential projects.

High Performance Building Program (HPB)

HPB provides financial assistance in the forms of grants and loan funds to underwrite the cost premiums associated with the design and construction or major renovation of high performance buildings in the state.

Renewable Energy Program (REP)

REP provides financial assistance in the forms of grant and loan funds to promote the use of alternative energy (geothermal technologies and wind energy projects) in Pennsylvania.

Solar Energy Program (SEP)

SEP provides financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds to promote the use of solar energy in Pennsylvania.

Alternative & Clean Energy Program

ACE provides financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds that will be used by eligible applicants for the utilization, development and construction of alternative and clean energy projects in the state.