Focus on Energy - Home Performance and Efficient Heating and Cooling Loan Program (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Focus on Energy - Home Performance and Efficient Heating and Cooling Loan Program
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Roofs, Siding, Water Heaters, Windows, Room Air Conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Home Assessments, Chimney Liner, Spot Ventilation
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-04-17
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Up to 100% of installation costs from $2,500 - $20,000

Funding Source Focus On Energy

Maximum Incentive $20,000

Terms Unsecured loans with fixed interest rate of 14.49-18.75% for terms of 3, 5, 7, or 10 years
Program Administrator Energy Finance Solutions

References DSIRE[1]


The Wisconsin Focus On Energy program has partnered with Energy Finance Solutions to offer low-interest loans for qualifying Home Performance with Energy Star and Efficient Heating and Cooling improvements. The program offers unsecured loans of $2,500 to $20,000 with a fixed interest rate of up to 18.75% with loan terms of 3, 5, 7, or 10 years. Participants that install Home Performance measures must first have a home assessment performed by a certified Home Performance consultant in order to qualify for this program. In addition, all improvements must meet minimum efficiency standards and installations must be performed by a program-approved contractor.

This program is only available for owner-occupied single-family and duplex homes. Customer eligibility is determined by the customer's electric and gas provider. The Focus on Energy website has an Eligibility Tool to help customers determine the programs for which they are eligible. Loans under this program involve no fees, points, or closing costs and there is no penalty for prepayment.

Information on the requirements and process for becoming an approved contractor is available on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - Energy Finance Solutions Loans
Department Focus on Energy
Address 8383 Greenway Blvd.
Address 2 Suite 600
Place Middleton, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53597
Phone (800) 762-7077
Fax (608) 249-5788

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"