Focus on Energy - Renewable Energy Zero-Interest Loans (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Focus on Energy - Renewable Energy Zero-Interest Loans
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 2,500 - 20,000

Expiration Date Funds available only on a first-come, first-served basis
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Maximum Incentive 20,000

Terms 0% APR; 10-year maximum term
Program Administrator WisconSUN

References DSIRE[1]


Focus on Energy offers zero-interest loans to finance renewable-energy projects at existing owner-occupied single-family and duplex homes. Eligible technologies include photovoltaics (PV), solar hot-water systems and wind-energy systems. Homeowners may borrow $2,500 - $20,000 at 0% interest for up to 10 years. Applicants may be asked to verify income when loans exceed $4,000. Systems must be installed by a participating contractor.

Applications for 0% loans are available on the program web site. Renewable-energy systems must be installed on the property of an eligible customer, and the property must be located in the service territory of a participating electric or natural gas provider. Funds are limited and will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Focus on Energy is a public-private partnership offering energy information and services to residential, business and industrial customers throughout Wisconsin. These services are delivered by a group of firms contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Administration's Division of Energy. This program seeks to encourage energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy, enhance the environment and ensure the future supply of energy for Wisconsin.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Focus on Energy

Address 431 Charmany Dr.
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (800) 762-7077


  • 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)"