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Title: Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing]

Abstract

Small business lending is big business and growing. Loans under $1 million totaled $460 billion in June 2001, up $23 billion from 2000. The number of loans under $100,000 continued to grow at a rapid rate, growing by 10.1%. The dollar value of loans under $100,000 increased 4.4%; those of $100,000-$250,000 by 4.1%; and those between $250,000 and $1 million by 6.4%. But getting a loan can be difficult if a business owner does not know how to find small business-friendly lenders, how to best approach them, and the specific criteria they use to evaluate a loan application. This is where the Geothermal Money Book comes in. Once a business and financing plan and financial proposal are written, the Geothermal Money Book takes the next step, helping small geothermal businesses locate and obtain financing. The Geothermal Money Book will: Explain the specific criteria potential financing sources use to evaluate a proposal for debt financing; Describe the Small Business Administration's (SBA) programs to promote lending to small businesses; List specific small-business friendly lenders for small geothermal businesses, including those which participate in SBA programs; Identify federal and state incentives which are relevant to direct use and small-scale (< 1 megawatt) powermore » generation geothermal projects; and Provide an extensive state directory of financing sources and state financial incentives for the 19 states involved in the GeoPowering the West (GPW). GPW is a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored activity to dramatically increase the use of geothermal energy in the western United States by promoting environmentally compatible heat and power, along with industrial growth and economic development. The Geothermal Money Book will not: Substitute for financial advice; Overcome the high exploration, development, and financing costs associated with smaller geothermal projects; Remedy the lack of financing for the exploration stage of a geothermal project; or Solve financing problems that are not related to the economic soundness of your project or are caused by things outside of your control.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bob Lawrence & Associates, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Geothermal Technologies(EE-12)
OSTI Identifier:
881567
Report Number(s):
Geothermal Money Book
TRN: US200716%%119
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-01SF22365
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; BUSINESS; DOLLARS; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMICS; EXPLORATION; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; FINANCING; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; POWER GENERATION; SMALL BUSINESSES; financing; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Elizabeth Battocletti. Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing]. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/881567.
Elizabeth Battocletti. Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing]. United States. doi:10.2172/881567.
Elizabeth Battocletti. Sun . "Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing]". United States. doi:10.2172/881567. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881567.
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title = {Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing]},
author = {Elizabeth Battocletti},
abstractNote = {Small business lending is big business and growing. Loans under $1 million totaled $460 billion in June 2001, up $23 billion from 2000. The number of loans under $100,000 continued to grow at a rapid rate, growing by 10.1%. The dollar value of loans under $100,000 increased 4.4%; those of $100,000-$250,000 by 4.1%; and those between $250,000 and $1 million by 6.4%. But getting a loan can be difficult if a business owner does not know how to find small business-friendly lenders, how to best approach them, and the specific criteria they use to evaluate a loan application. This is where the Geothermal Money Book comes in. Once a business and financing plan and financial proposal are written, the Geothermal Money Book takes the next step, helping small geothermal businesses locate and obtain financing. The Geothermal Money Book will: Explain the specific criteria potential financing sources use to evaluate a proposal for debt financing; Describe the Small Business Administration's (SBA) programs to promote lending to small businesses; List specific small-business friendly lenders for small geothermal businesses, including those which participate in SBA programs; Identify federal and state incentives which are relevant to direct use and small-scale (< 1 megawatt) power generation geothermal projects; and Provide an extensive state directory of financing sources and state financial incentives for the 19 states involved in the GeoPowering the West (GPW). GPW is a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored activity to dramatically increase the use of geothermal energy in the western United States by promoting environmentally compatible heat and power, along with industrial growth and economic development. The Geothermal Money Book will not: Substitute for financial advice; Overcome the high exploration, development, and financing costs associated with smaller geothermal projects; Remedy the lack of financing for the exploration stage of a geothermal project; or Solve financing problems that are not related to the economic soundness of your project or are caused by things outside of your control.},
doi = {10.2172/881567},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2004}
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