Small Business Administration Loan Programs (Federal)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place United States

Name Small Business Administration Loan Programs
Incentive Type Federal Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Renewable Transportation Fuels, CHP/Cogeneration
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Federal
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive Varies

Terms Varies

References DSIRE[1]


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan programs to assist businesses in financing renewable energy and other energy and non-energy projects. Although referred to as loan programs, SBA does not provide loan money to the small businesses. Instead, the small businesses obtain loans from a private lender and the SBA guarantees the loans to a certain amount. A variety of renewable energy technologies may be eligible for an SBA guaranteed loan.

For a listing of SBA loan programs, see

  • 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)"