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Small-Scale Energy Loan Program (SELP)

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Date Last Updated1/29/2013
Incentive TypeLoan
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeOregon Department of Energy
Incentive Initiation Date5/20/1980
Incentive Size and Funding SourceSELP offers low interest loans for projects that help to promote energy conservation and renewable energy resource development. Though there is no legal maximum loan, loan sizes generally range from $20,000 to $20 million. Terms vary, but are generally set to match the term of the bond that was sold to fund the loan. Loan terms may not exceed the project's life, and are generally between 5 and 15 years. The sale of bonds is made on a periodic basis and, occasionally, may be done to accommodate a particularly large loan request.
Eligible RecipientLoans are available to individuals, businesses, schools, cities, counties, special districts, state and federal agencies, public corporations, cooperatives, tribes and non-profits.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaEligible projects should achieve one of the following:
  • Save energy.
  • Produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, waste materials or waste heat.
  • Use recycled materials to create products.
  • Use alternative fuels.
  • Reduce energy consumption during construction or operation of another facility.
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