Local Grant Program

From Open Energy Information

States offer a variety of grant programs to encourage the use and development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. Most programs offer support for a broad range of technologies, while a few programs focus on promoting one particular technology, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. Grants are available primarily to the commercial, industrial, utility, education and government sectors. Most grant programs are designed to pay down the cost of eligible systems or equipment. Others focus on research and development, or support project commercialization. In recent years, the federal government has offered grants for renewables and energy efficiency projects for end-users. Grants are typically available on a competitive basis. [1]


Local Grant Program Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Aspen - Grid-Tied Micro Hydro Grant (Colorado)Local Grant ProgramColorado: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Residential
Small HydroelectricNo
City of Boulder - Solar Grant Program (Colorado)Local Grant ProgramBoulder, ColoradoNonprofit
Multi-Family Residential
Low-Income Residential
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Yes
City of Chicago - Small Business Improvement Fund (Illinois)Local Grant ProgramIllinois: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Tenant of commercial/industrial
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Windows
Roofs
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Yes
City of Detroit - SmartBuildings Detroit Grant ProgramLocal Grant ProgramMichigan: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Institutional
Local Government
Multi-Family Residential
State Government
Boilers
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Heat recovery
Lighting
Roofs
Steam-system upgrades
Windows
LED Exit Signs
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydroelectric energy
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Houston - Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (Texas)Local Grant ProgramTexas: Energy ResourcesCommercialCeiling Fan
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Compressed air
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motors
Refrigerators
Roofs
Water Heaters
Windows
No
City of Santa Monica - Green Building Grant Program (California)Local Grant ProgramCalifornia: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
Construction
Multi-Family Residential
Low-Income Residential
Institutional
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
Biomass
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Daylighting
Small Hydroelectric
No
City of Seattle - Built Green Grant Program (Washington)Local Grant ProgramWashington: Energy ResourcesInstaller/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
King County - Commercial Green Building Grants Program (Washington)Local Grant ProgramWashington: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
No
Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Grants (FirstEnergy Territory) (Pennsylvania)Local Grant ProgramPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Nonprofit
Schools
Local Government
Metropolitan Edison Territory of FirstEnergy
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
Landfill Gas
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Fuel Cells
Municipal Solid Waste
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Yes
Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory) (Pennsylvania)Local Grant ProgramPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
Penelec Service Territory of FirstEnergy (No Residential Grants)
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells
Hydroelectric energy
Landfill Gas
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Energy Storage
Wind
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Yes
Portland - Green Investment Fund (Oregon)Local Grant ProgramOregon: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
Nonprofit
Local Government
State Government
Fed. Government
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
No
SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Grant Program (PP&L Territory) (Pennsylvania)Local Grant ProgramPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Nonprofit
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Landfill Gas
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Fuel Cells
No
Sustainable Development Fund Grant Program (PECO Territory) (Pennsylvania)Local Grant ProgramPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Nonprofit
Schools
Construction
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
Landfill Gas
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Fuel Cells
Ground Source Heat Pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
No
Wa Energy Program - State tax rebate program (Washington)Local Grant ProgramWashington: Energy ResourcesCommercialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
West Penn Power SEF Grant Program (Pennsylvania)Local Grant ProgramPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesNonprofit
Schools
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Fuel Cells
CHP/Cogeneration
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
No

All Grant Programs

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary