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  1. Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance Structures

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance Structures Jason Coughlin Jason.Coughlin@nrel.gov October 3rd, 2012 2 | FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM femp.energy.gov Project Finance Structures * Why is this topic relevant? - Increase your understanding of the project finance process with a "behind the scenes" look at common structures used when financing renewable energy projects with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). - Introduce terminology. -

  2. Financing Structures | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A general introduction to finance programs-including ... If your financing approach includes, or may include, U.S. ... as the Davis-Bacon Act and National Environmental Policy Act

  3. Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) Frequently Asked Questions about Tax-Exempt Municipal Leasing. Author: Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) FAQ About Tax-Exempt Municipal Leasing More Documents & Publications Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy: How States and

  4. Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance Structures | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance Structures Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance Structures Presentation covers the most common financing structures used by project developers and their investors. Download the introduction to renewable energy project finance structures presentation. (900.38 KB) More Documents & Publications Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Meeting: Chairman's Corner Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Meeting: Washington

  5. Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale Solar Projects and the ... DE-AC36-08GO28308 Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale Solar ...

  6. Structuring Credit Enhancements for Clean Energy Finance Programs (Text Version)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is a text version of the January 15, 2010 Structuring Loan Loss Reserve Funds for Clean Energy Finance Programs.

  7. American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar will be attended by representatives in the financial sector, businesses, bankers, government and other nonprofit...

  8. DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, and More | Department of Energy Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, and More May 25, 2016 - 9:00am Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean

  9. Transcript of May 25 Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Transcript for the Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects.

  10. Structure and Design a Finance Program with Loan Loss Reserve Funds

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The process for structuring and designing a finance program with a loan loss reserve (LLR) fund typically includes research and preparing a finance program design document.

  11. A Review of Wind Project Financing Structures in the USA

    SciTech Connect

    Bolinger, Mark A; Harper, John; Karcher, Matthew

    2008-09-24

    The rapid pace of wind power development in the U.S. over the last decade has outstripped the ability of most project developers to provide adequate equity capital and make efficient use of project-related tax benefits. In response, the sector has created novel project financing structures that feature varying combinations of equity capital from project developers and third-party tax-oriented investors, and in some cases commercial debt. While their origins stem from variations in the financial capacity and business objectives of wind project developers, as well as the risk tolerances and objectives of equity and debt providers, each structure is, at its core, designed to manage project risk and allocate federal tax incentives to those entities that can use them most efficiently. This article surveys the six principal financing structures through which most new utility-scale wind projects (excluding utility-owned projects) in the U.S. have been financed from 1999 to the present. These structures include simple balance-sheet finance, several varieties of all-equity special allocation partnership 'flip' structures, and two leveraged structures. In addition to describing each structure's mechanics, the article also discusses its rationale for use, the types of investors that find it appealing and why, and its relative frequency of use in the market. The article concludes with a generalized summary of how a developer might choose one structure over another.

  12. Windpower project ownership and financing: The cost impacts of alternative development structures

    SciTech Connect

    Wiser, R.H.

    1997-12-31

    This paper uses traditional financial cash-flow techniques to examine the impact of different ownership and financing structures on the cost of wind energy. While most large-scale wind projects are constructed, operated, and financed by non-utility generators (NUGs) via project financing, investor- and publicly-owned utilities have expressed interest in owning and financing their own facilities rather than purchasing wind energy from independent generators. A primary justification for utility ownership is that, because of financing and tax benefits, windpower may be cheaper when developed in this fashion. The results presented in this paper support that justification, though some of the estimated cost savings associated with utility ownership are found to be a result of shortcomings in utility analysis procedures and implicit risk shifting. This paper also discusses the comparative value of the federal production tax credit and renewable energy production incentive; estimates the financing premium paid by NUG wind owners compared to traditional gas-fired generation facilities; and explores the impact of electricity restructuring on financing.

  13. Alternative windpower ownership structures: Financing terms and project costs

    SciTech Connect

    Wiser, R.; Kahn, E.

    1996-05-01

    Most utility-scale renewable energy projects in the United States are developed and financed by private renewable energy companies. Electric output is then sold to investor-owned and public utilities under long-term contracts. Limited partnerships, sale/leaseback arrangements, and project-financing have historically been the dominant forms of finance in the windpower industry, with project-finance taking the lead more recently. Although private ownership using project-finance is still the most popular form of windpower development, alternative approaches to ownership and financing are becoming more prevalent. U.S. public and investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) have begun to participate directly in windpower projects by owning and financing their own facilities rather than purchasing windpower from independent non-utility generators (NUGs) through power purchase agreements (PPAs). In these utility-ownership arrangements, the wind turbine equipment vendor/developer typically designs and constructs a project under a turnkey contract for the eventual project owner (the utility). The utility will also frequently sign an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with the project developer/equipment vendor. There appear to be a number of reasons for utility involvement in recent and planned U.S. wind projects. One important claim is that utility ownership and self-finance provides substantial cost savings compared to contracting with private NUGs to supply wind-generated power. In this report, we examine that assertion.

  14. Financing, Overhead, and Profit: An In-Depth Discussion of Costs Associated with Third-Party Financing of Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Feldman, D.; Friedman, B.; Margolis, R.

    2013-10-01

    Previous work quantifying the non-hardware balance-of-system costs -- or soft costs -- associated with building a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system has left a significant portion unsegmented in an 'other soft costs' category. This report attempts to better quantify the 'other soft costs' by focusing on the financing, overhead, and profit of residential and commercial PV installations for a specific business model. This report presents results from a bottom-up data-collection and analysis of the upfront costs associated with developing, constructing, and arranging third-party-financed residential and commercial PV systems. It quantifies the indirect corporate costs required to install distributed PV systems as well as the transactional costs associated with arranging third-party financing.

  15. Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn about each of these business structures, their advantages, disadvantages, and examples, as well as how to select the best structure to fit your tribe’s goals and existing codes and laws.

  16. Structuring Loan Loss Reserve Funds for Clean Energy Finance Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on Jan. 15, 2010, provides information on how to structure loan loss reserve funds for use in clean energy.

  17. Structured Finance

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Northwest, Washington and Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Electric Revenue Bonds New Issue Report New Issue Details Sale Information: The bonds are scheduled to...

  18. Financing Program Design and Implementation Considerations

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Designing and implementing clean energy financing programs takes more than simply identifying applicable financing structures and implementing them. State and local governments should also take...

  19. Financing, Overhead, and Profit: An In-Depth Discussion of Costs Associated with Third-Party Financing of Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Financing the Growing American Auto Industry Financing the Growing American Auto Industry March 26, 2015 - 12:01am Addthis Peter W. Davidson Peter W. Davidson Former Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) The American auto industry sits at the heart of our resurgent manufacturing economy and our growing independence from foreign oil. By building cars and trucks that go farther on a gallon of gas, we're creating jobs here in the U.S., saving money at the gas pump, and cutting our

  20. Financing Basics for RE Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Findings * Introduction to Project Finance * The Role of the Players * Structure and Negotiation of Key Documents * Conclusions 2 Overview & Summary Findings 3 Renewable Energy...

  1. Energy Efficiency Financing and Valuation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Efficiency Financing and Valuation Energy Efficiency Financing and Valuation Lead Performer: JDM Associates - Falls Church, VA Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) ...

  2. 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development May 25 Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn about each of these business structures, their advantages, disadvantages, and examples, as well as how to select the best structure to fit your tribe’s goals and existing codes and laws.

  3. Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Advanced Financing Models

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar will provide details about renewable project financing, presenters will cover federal and state incentives, local resources, and partnerships that can help develop creative project financing terms and structures.

  4. Financing Program Market Segments | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Market Segments Financing Program Market Segments Financing programs are not one-size-fits-all-different financial products will work better for different market segments. Markets to consider include: Public Sector Residential Commercial and Industrial Select a financing structure in the table for more information. Financing Structures Market Segment Public Sector Residential Commercial Small Business Bonds X X X Clean Renewable Energy Bonds X Energy Efficient Mortgages X Energy Savings

  5. Financing Small Business Upgrades

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Financing Peer Exchange Call: Financing Small Business Upgrades, call slides and discussion summary, October 25, 2012.

  6. Energy Project Development, Finance, and Commissioning Resources

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Effective project development and finance support will help reduce the risks associated with clean energy projects, including effective request for proposals (RFP) solicitations and successful...

  7. Sandia Energy - Finance

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Finance Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Solar Market Transformation Finance FinanceTara Camacho-Lopez2015-03-20T19:23:33+00:00 Many...

  8. Project Finance and Investments

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Project Finance and Investments Chris Cassidy, National Business Renewable Energy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  9. Electron Temperature Structures Associated With Magnetic Tearing

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Structures Associated With Magnetic Tearing Modes in the Madison Symmetric Torus By Hillary Dianne Stephens A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Physics) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON 2010 i Abstract Tearing mode induced magnetic islands have a significant impact on the thermal char- acteristics of magnetically confined plasmas such as those in the reversed-field pinch. Using a state-of-the-art Thomson scattering

  10. STEP Participant Financing Options

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Participant Financing Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  11. Bloomberg New Energy Finance formerly New Energy Finance Ltd...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    formerly New Energy Finance Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (formerly New Energy Finance Ltd) Place: London, Greater London, United Kingdom Zip:...

  12. Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment by Federal Government Agencies

    SciTech Connect

    Cory, K.; Coggeshall, C.; Coughlin, J.; Kreycik, C.

    2009-07-01

    The goal of this report is to examine how federal agencies can finance on-site PV projects. It explains state-level cash incentives available, the importance of solar renewable energy certificate revenues (in certain markets), existing financing structures, as well as innovative financing structures being used by federal agencies to deploy on-site PV. Specific examples from the DOD, DOE, and other federal agencies are highlighted to explain federal project financing in detail.

  13. Alternative Financing Guide

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2012-03-12

    This directive provides guidance for identification, planning and approval of alternatively-financed projects. Alternative Financing ("AF") is a process whereby DOE and its operational elements obtain the use of privately-developed capital assets through lease.

  14. Commercial PACE Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Senate Bill 221 of 2013 authorizes local governments to adopt Commercial* Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs. C-PACE allows property owners to finance energy efficiency and...

  15. Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Process...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Process and Structures Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Process and Structures Watch the DOE Office of Indian Energy renewable energy course entitled ...

  16. Energy Efficiency Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Information and examples of state financing for energy efficiency programs, with descriptions on implementation methods and concerns.

  17. Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Process and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Structures | Department of Energy Process and Structures Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Process and Structures Watch the DOE Office of Indian Energy renewable energy course entitled "Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Financing Process and Structures" by clicking on the .swf file below. You can also download a PDF of the PowerPoint slides. This course provides in-depth information on the following project financing structures for

  18. User Guide for San José Finance Tool

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This user guide is intended primarily for the finance tool itself rather than an introduction to photovoltaics (PV) and PV finance. Users who do not have a basic understanding of PV systems, terminology, and financing structures are encouraged to review the documents referenced at the end of the guide...

  19. Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs On July 19, the Department of Energy released draft Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs. The original "Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs," issued on May 7, 2010, have been updated to reflect the evolving structure of the PACE market, and to incorporate lessons learned from various PACE programs

  20. Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska This DOE Office of Indian Energy technical report provides an overview of existing and potential financing structures for renewable energy project development in Alaska with a focus on four primary sources of project funding available to Alaska Native villages and corporations: government financed or supported (the most commonly used

  1. Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects Presentation-given at the April 2012 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting-about federal incentives, ownership/financing structures, a purchase power agreement (PPA) as a service contract, and end-of-term options. Download the Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects presentation. (674.52 KB) More Documents & Publications Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course:

  2. DWEA July Webinar: Financing Distributed Wind

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Join the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) for a webinar on financing distributed wind. Presenters are Chris Diaz, Seminole Financial Services LLC, and Russell Tencer, founder and CEO of...

  3. Opportunities in Bond Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Opportunities in Bond Financing James Dack Vice President Alternative Energy Finance Group Stern Brothers & Co. Seattle, WA 98101 Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado June 11-13, 2012 2 INTRODUCTION * Stern Brothers, founded in 1917 and headquartered in St. Louis, is an investment banking firm that is focused on project financing (taxable and tax-exempt) for renewable energy, real estate, higher education and healthcare. * Stern's Alternative

  4. Fuel Cell Financing Options

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    UTC Power Corporation 195 Governor's Highway South Windsor, CT Fuel Cell Financing Options (CESA/DOE Webinar - August 30, 2011) Paul J. Rescsanski, Manager, Business Finance Paul J. Rescsanski, Manager, Business Finance The UTC Power Advantage Strained Utility Grid, unreliable power * Significant Energy savings through: - 80 - 90% system efficiency - Combined heat and power * Payback in 3-5 years Sustainability and carbon reduction Rising energy costs * Assured power generated on-site: -

  5. State Energy Finance Programs

    Energy Saver

    Finance Programs Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop April 29, 2014 Energy Planning and Policy Technical and Community Assistance Investing in Alaska's ...

  6. Finance Idol Word Cloud

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This word cloud represents the topics discussed during the Big and Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs breakout session at the SunShot Grand Challenge.

  7. Good Fences Make Good Financing: Project Finance Explained | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Good Fences Make Good Financing: Project Finance Explained Good Fences Make Good Financing: Project Finance Explained April 7, 2016 - 9:12am Addthis Good Fences Make Good Financing: Project Finance Explained David Feldman David Feldman Energy Analyst, Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory At the U.S. Department of Energy, one of our key missions is supporting research, development and deployment of new technologies. How do we do this? We fund projects of all

  8. Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale Solar Projects and the Business Models Designed to Utilize Them

    SciTech Connect

    Mendelsohn, M.; Kreycik, C.

    2012-04-01

    Utility-scale solar projects have grown rapidly in number and size over the last few years, driven in part by strong renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and federal incentives designed to stimulate investment in renewable energy technologies. This report provides an overview of such policies, as well as the project financial structures they enable, based on industry literature, publicly available data, and questionnaires conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  9. Geothermal Financing Workbook

    SciTech Connect

    Battocletti, E.C.

    1998-02-01

    This report was prepared to help small firm search for financing for geothermal energy projects. There are various financial and economics formulas. Costs of some small overseas geothermal power projects are shown. There is much discussion of possible sources of financing, especially for overseas projects. (DJE-2005)

  10. Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Financing Solar

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Financial innovations—independent of technology-cost improvements—could cut the cost of solar energy to customers and businesses by 30%–60% (see Feldman and Bolinger 2016). Financing is critical to solar deployment, because the costs of solar technologies are paid up front, while their benefits are realized over decades. Solar financing has been shaped by the government incentives designed to accelerate solar deployment. This is particularly true for federal tax incentives, which have spawned complex tax-equity structures that monetize tax benefits for project sponsors who otherwise could not use them efficiently. Although these structures have helped expand solar deployment, they are relatively costly and inefficient. This has spurred solar stakeholders to develop lower-cost financing solutions such as securitization of solar project portfolios, solar-specific loan products, and methods for incorporating residential PV’s value into home values. To move solar further toward an unsubsidized SunShot future, additional financial innovation must occur. Development of a larger, more mature U.S. solar industry will likely increase financial transparency and investor confidence, which in turn will enable simpler, lower-cost financing methods. Utility-scale solar might be financed more like conventional generation assets are today, non-residential solar might be financed more like a new roof, and residential solar might be financed more like an expensive appliance. Assuming a constant, SunShot-level installed PV system price, such financing innovations could reduce PV’s LCOE by an estimated 30%–60% (depending on the sector) compared with historical financing approaches.

  11. Financing Solutions | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Solutions Financing Solutions Transitioning to a clean energy economy requires innovative financing solutions that enable state, local, and tribal governments to invest in clean energy technologies. However, the clean energy puzzle can be daunting, especially when it comes to financing. With that in mind this website aims to provide an overview of financing as it pertains to state, local, and tribal governments who are designing and implementing clean energy financing programs. Learn

  12. Geothermal Small Business Workbook [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing

    SciTech Connect

    Elizabeth Battocletti

    2003-05-01

    project developer--step-by-step through the process needed to structure a business and financing plan for a small geothermal project; and Help you develop a financing plan that can be adapted and taken to potential financing sources. The Workbook 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.

  13. Financing Overview | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... are a few reasons that financing programs are compelling tools for encouraging clean energy improvements: Financing programs may increase the impact of limited government funds. ...

  14. REgeneration Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    REgeneration Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: REgeneration Finance Place: Harrison, New York Zip: 10528 Sector: Solar Product: New York State-based distributed solar...

  15. Environmental Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Environmental Finance Place: London, United Kingdom Zip: N1 6DR Product: London-based monthly magazine covering environmental issues and...

  16. Renewable Energy Finance Workshop

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Agenda - December 10 th , 2012 Renewable Energy Finance Workshop 12:00 - 12:15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS- Richard Kauffman 12:15 - 12:25 PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITIES - Jon Powers & Rick...

  17. Finance Peer Exchange Kickoff Call

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    BetterBuildings Financing Peer Exchange Kickoff Call, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, April 28, 2011.

  18. Wind Levelized Cost of Energy: A Comparison of Technical and Financing Input Variables

    SciTech Connect

    Cory, K.; Schwabe, P.

    2009-10-01

    The expansion of wind power capacity in the United States has increased the demand for project development capital. In response, innovative approaches to financing wind projects have emerged and are proliferating in the U.S. renewable energy marketplace. Wind power developers and financiers have become more efficient and creative in structuring their financial relationships, and often tailor them to different investor types and objectives. As a result, two similar projects may use very different cash flows and financing arrangements, which can significantly vary the economic competitiveness of wind projects. This report assesses the relative impact of numerous financing, technical, and operating variables on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) associated with a wind project under various financing structures in the U.S. marketplace. Under this analysis, the impacts of several financial and technical variables on the cost of wind electricity generation are first examined individually to better understand the relative importance of each. Then, analysts examine a low-cost and a high-cost financing scenario, where multiple variables are modified simultaneously. Lastly, the analysis also considers the impact of a suite of financial variables versus a suite of technical variables.

  19. TOLEDO BETTERS BUILDINGS WITH FINANCING OPTIONS | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    TOLEDO BETTERS BUILDINGS WITH FINANCING OPTIONS TOLEDO BETTERS BUILDINGS WITH FINANCING OPTIONS TOLEDO BETTERS BUILDINGS WITH FINANCING OPTIONS In June 2010, northwestern Ohio was recovering from a period of both high unemployment and a substantial drop in business activity associated with the nationwide recession. With utility prices for electricity and natural gas at record lows, building energy efficiency improvements were a tough sell. Using $15 million in seed funding from the U.S.

  20. Computing for Finance

    SciTech Connect

    2010-03-24

    to joining investment banking, Adam spent a number of years lecturing in IT and mathematics at a UK University and maintains links with academia through lectures, research and through validation and steering of postgraduate courses. He is a chartered mathematician and was the conference chair of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications first conference in computational Finance.4. From Monte Carlo to Wall Street Daniel Egloff, Head of Financial Engineering Computing Unit, Zürich Cantonal Bank High performance computing techniques provide new means to solve computationally hard problems in the financial service industry. First I consider Monte Carlo simulation and illustrate how it can be used to implement a sophisticated credit risk management and economic capital framework. From a HPC perspective, basic Monte Carlo simulation is embarrassingly parallel and can be implemented efficiently on distributed memory clusters. Additional difficulties arise for adaptive variance reduction schemes, if the information content in a sample is very small, and if the amount of simulated date becomes huge such that incremental processing algorithms are indispensable. We discuss the business value of an advanced credit risk quantification which is particularly compelling in these days. While Monte Carlo simulation is a very versatile tool it is not always the preferred solution for the pricing of complex products like multi asset options, structured products, or credit derivatives. As a second application I show how operator methods can be used to develop a pricing framework. The scalability of operator methods relies heavily on optimized dense matrix-matrix multiplications and requires specialized BLAS level-3 implementations provided by specialized FPGA or GPU boards. Speaker Bio: Daniel Egloff studied mathematics, theoretical physics, and computer science at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  1. Computing for Finance

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    to joining investment banking, Adam spent a number of years lecturing in IT and mathematics at a UK University and maintains links with academia through lectures, research and through validation and steering of postgraduate courses. He is a chartered mathematician and was the conference chair of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications first conference in computational Finance.4. From Monte Carlo to Wall Street Daniel Egloff, Head of Financial Engineering Computing Unit, Zürich Cantonal Bank High performance computing techniques provide new means to solve computationally hard problems in the financial service industry. First I consider Monte Carlo simulation and illustrate how it can be used to implement a sophisticated credit risk management and economic capital framework. From a HPC perspective, basic Monte Carlo simulation is embarrassingly parallel and can be implemented efficiently on distributed memory clusters. Additional difficulties arise for adaptive variance reduction schemes, if the information content in a sample is very small, and if the amount of simulated date becomes huge such that incremental processing algorithms are indispensable. We discuss the business value of an advanced credit risk quantification which is particularly compelling in these days. While Monte Carlo simulation is a very versatile tool it is not always the preferred solution for the pricing of complex products like multi asset options, structured products, or credit derivatives. As a second application I show how operator methods can be used to develop a pricing framework. The scalability of operator methods relies heavily on optimized dense matrix-matrix multiplications and requires specialized BLAS level-3 implementations provided by specialized FPGA or GPU boards. Speaker Bio: Daniel Egloff studied mathematics, theoretical physics, and computer science at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Fribourg

  2. Computing for Finance

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    to joining investment banking, Adam spent a number of years lecturing in IT and mathematics at a UK University and maintains links with academia through lectures, research and through validation and steering of postgraduate courses. He is a chartered mathematician and was the conference chair of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications first conference in computational Finance.4. From Monte Carlo to Wall Street Daniel Egloff, Head of Financial Engineering Computing Unit, Zürich Cantonal Bank High performance computing techniques provide new means to solve computationally hard problems in the financial service industry. First I consider Monte Carlo simulation and illustrate how it can be used to implement a sophisticated credit risk management and economic capital framework. From a HPC perspective, basic Monte Carlo simulation is embarrassingly parallel and can be implemented efficiently on distributed memory clusters. Additional difficulties arise for adaptive variance reduction schemes, if the information content in a sample is very small, and if the amount of simulated date becomes huge such that incremental processing algorithms are indispensable. We discuss the business value of an advanced credit risk quantification which is particularly compelling in these days. While Monte Carlo simulation is a very versatile tool it is not always the preferred solution for the pricing of complex products like multi asset options, structured products, or credit derivatives. As a second application I show how operator methods can be used to develop a pricing framework. The scalability of operator methods relies heavily on optimized dense matrix-matrix multiplications and requires specialized BLAS level-3 implementations provided by specialized FPGA or GPU boards. Speaker Bio: Daniel Egloff studied mathematics, theoretical physics, and computer science at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  3. Computing for Finance

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    to joining investment banking, Adam spent a number of years lecturing in IT and mathematics at a UK University and maintains links with academia through lectures, research and through validation and steering of postgraduate courses. He is a chartered mathematician and was the conference chair of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications first conference in computational Finance.4. From Monte Carlo to Wall Street Daniel Egloff, Head of Financial Engineering Computing Unit, Zrich Cantonal Bank High performance computing techniques provide new means to solve computationally hard problems in the financial service industry. First I consider Monte Carlo simulation and illustrate how it can be used to implement a sophisticated credit risk management and economic capital framework. From a HPC perspective, basic Monte Carlo simulation is embarrassingly parallel and can be implemented efficiently on distributed memory clusters. Additional difficulties arise for adaptive variance reduction schemes, if the information content in a sample is very small, and if the amount of simulated date becomes huge such that incremental processing algorithms are indispensable. We discuss the business value of an advanced credit risk quantification which is particularly compelling in these days. While Monte Carlo simulation is a very versatile tool it is not always the preferred solution for the pricing of complex products like multi asset options, structured products, or credit derivatives. As a second application I show how operator methods can be used to develop a pricing framework. The scalability of operator methods relies heavily on optimized dense matrix-matrix multiplications and requires specialized BLAS level-3 implementations provided by specialized FPGA or GPU boards. Speaker Bio: Daniel Egloff studied mathematics, theoretical physics, and computer science at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  4. Financing Basics for RE Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Basics for RE Projects 1 Agenda: * Overview & Summary Findings * Introduction to Project Finance * The Role of the Players * Structure and Negotiation of Key Documents * Conclusions 2 Overview & Summary Findings 3 Renewable Energy Options: * Wind * PV * Solar * Bio * The evaluative parameters used by financiers is different for each of these technologies - Example: DSC for Wind = 1.4 - 1.5; and DSC for Bio (due to fuel risk) = 1.5 - 1.6 4 Basic Elements #1: * Lots of money now available

  5. Guidebook to Geothermal Finance

    SciTech Connect

    Salmon, J. P.; Meurice, J.; Wobus, N.; Stern, F.; Duaime, M.

    2011-03-01

    This guidebook is intended to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal projects in the United States. It includes a brief primer on geothermal technology and the most relevant policies related to geothermal project development. The trends in geothermal project finance are the focus of this tool, relying heavily on interviews with leaders in the field of geothermal project finance. Using the information provided, developers and investors may innovate in new ways, developing partnerships that match investors' risk tolerance with the capital requirements of geothermal projects in this dynamic and evolving marketplace.

  6. Project Development and Finance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Development and Finance Project Development and Finance Below are general resources for Tribes on energy project development and finance. Find additional resources on project ...

  7. Alternative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential for 'Novel' Financing Models Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Alternative Ways of Financing...

  8. Midwest Wind Finance LLC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Jump to: navigation, search Name: Midwest Wind Finance LLC Place: Minnesota Sector: Wind energy Product: Wind project equity finance provider. References: Midwest Wind Finance...

  9. Green Solar Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Solar Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Green Solar Finance Place: Connecticut Sector: Solar Product: Connecticut-based arranger of financing for clients of solar project...

  10. Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs Clean energy finance programs PDF icon Presentation Microsoft ...

  11. Managing Financing Programs- Spreadsheet Models

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on Jan. 24, 2011, provides a tutorial for managing financing programs through excel spreadsheets.

  12. Innovation and Success in Solar Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This webinar, "Innovation and Success in Solar Financing," was originally presented on July 10, 2013 as part of the DOE SunShot Initiative's Solar Action Webinar Series. After a brief presentation about the SunShot Initiative's overarching goals, three solar coordinators discuss their strategies for solving the financial challenges associated with their state- and local-level solar energy projects.

  13. NAFOA 2015 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) is hosting a two-day conference to cover the latest economic, legal, and financial issues facing Indian Country. The event will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of important issues, including; investment strategies, accounting and financial management best practices, new economic development trends, and legislative policies that may affect your tribe.

  14. Midcourse Refinements of Financing Strategies

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Financing Peer Exchange Call: Midcourse Refinements of Financing Strategies, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, March 29, 2012. During this webinar participants discussed how programs have adapted and refined their financing strategies based on initial implementation experience and learning.

  15. Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska

    SciTech Connect

    Ardani, K.; Hillman, D.; Busche, S.

    2013-04-01

    This technical report provides an overview of existing and potential financing structures for renewable energy project development in Alaska with a focus on four primary sources of project funding: government financed or supported (the most commonly used structure in Alaska today), developer equity capital, commercial debt, and third-party tax-equity investment. While privately funded options currently have limited application in Alaska, their implementation is theoretically possible based on successful execution in similar circumstances elsewhere. This report concludes that while tax status is a key consideration in determining appropriate financing structure, there are opportunities for both taxable and tax-exempt entities to participate in renewable energy project development.

  16. Climate Financing Options | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Guidemanual, Training materials Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.orgcfo Language: English References: Climate Finance Options1 New climate finance tool for...

  17. Financing Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades | Department...

    Energy Saver

    Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades Financing Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Financing Multifamily Energy ...

  18. From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    green growth and the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy. It assesses the financing needs of green growth in...

  19. Project financing knits parts of costly LNG supply chain

    SciTech Connect

    Minyard, R.J.; Strode, M.O.

    1997-06-02

    The supply and distribution infrastructure of an LNG project requires project sponsors and LNG buyers to make large, interdependent capital investments. For a grassroots project, substantial investments may be necessary for each link in the supply chain: field development; liquefaction plant and storage; ports and utilities; ships; receiving terminal and related facilities; and end-user facilities such as power stations or a gas distribution network. The huge sums required for these projects make their finance ability critical to implementation. Lenders have become increasingly comfortable with LNG as a business and now have achieved a better understanding of the risks associated with it. Raising debt financing for many future LNG projects, however, will present new and increasingly difficult challenges. The challenge of financing these projects will be formidable: political instability, economic uncertainty, and local currency volatility will have to be recognized and mitigated. Described here is the evolution of financing LNG projects, including the Rasgas LNG project financing which broke new ground in this area. The challenges that lie ahead for sponsors seeking to finance future projects selling LNG to emerging markets are also discussed. And the views of leading experts from the field of project finance, specifically solicited for this article, address major issues that must be resolved for successful financing of these projects.

  20. Project Financing Catalog of Services

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Catalog of Services The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program September 2016 Table of Contents Contents Contents ........................................................................................................................................................ i Executive Summary ..................................................................................................................................... i Planning Phase

  1. ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum brings together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets.

  2. Local Option- Clean Energy Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NOTE: In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes...

  3. Financing Program Implementation Process Flow

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The implementation process flow for financing with two models: a generic option for primary markets and a conceptual option for secondary markets.

  4. PACE Financing | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Water Heat Wind Energy Storage Dehumidifiers Yes Miami-Dade County - Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (Florida) PACE Financing Florida Commercial...

  5. Alaska Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is hosting an Alaska Energy Efficiency Finance Seminar to cover community- and commercial-scale energy efficiency in Alaska.

  6. Innovative Financing for Green Infrastructure

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Topic OverviewFinancing green infrastructure is critical to taking projects from planning to implementation and beyond, including sustaining operations and maintenance. This 90-minute webcast will...

  7. Local Option- Commercial PACE Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NOTE: In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes...

  8. Local Option- Clean Energy Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money through their local government to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically...

  9. Financing Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Financing Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, February 12, 2015.

  10. Perspectives on Project Finance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Perspectives on Project Finance Perspectives on Project Finance Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Perspectives on Project Finance John May, Managing Partner, Stern Brothers & Co. may_biomass_2014.pdf (476.25 KB) More Documents & Publications Opportunities in Bond Financing Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Community Scale Project Development Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Commercial Scale Project Development

  11. Focus Series: OREGON-On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Focus Series: OREGON-On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing Brings Lenders and Homeowners On Board Focus Series: OREGON-On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing Brings ...

  12. Scaling issues associated with thermal and structural modeling and testing

    SciTech Connect

    Thomas, R.K.; Moya, J.L.; Skocypec, R.D.

    1993-10-01

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is actively engaged in research to characterize abnormal environments, and to improve our capability to accurately predict the response of engineered systems to thermal and structural events. Abnormal environments, such as impact and fire, are complex and highly nonlinear phenomena which are difficult to model by computer simulation. Validation of computer results with full scale, high fidelity test data is required. The number of possible abnormal environments and the range of initial conditions are very large. Because full-scale tests are very costly, only a minimal number have been conducted. Scale model tests are often performed to span the range of abnormal environments and initial conditions unobtainable by full-scale testing. This paper will discuss testing capabilities at SNL, issues associated with thermal and structural scaling, and issues associated with extrapolating scale model data to full-scale system response. Situated a few minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico, are the unique test facilities of Sandia National Laboratories. The testing complex is comprised of over 40 facilities which occupy over 40 square miles. Many of the facilities have been designed and built by SNL to simulate complex problems encountered in engineering analysis and design. The facilities can provide response measurements, under closely controlled conditions, to both verify mathematical models of engineered systems and satisfy design specifications.

  13. Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Steve Erario Energy Programs Associate at Alarm.com March 13, 2013 2 * Steve Erario served as the Carbon Project Coordinator at MaineHousing, which houses the state of Maine's weatherization program. In that role, he helped develop the certified carbon offsets project from 2010 to 2012. Ultimately Steve managed the sale of carbon offsets to Chevrolet Motors, and the revenue from the sales are currently being used to weatherize

  14. FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS for CLEAN ENERGY

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS for CLEAN ENERGY FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY * 2016 | INSIDE COVER THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK FOR PRINTING CONTENTS Foreword 3 Acknowledgements 5 Indexes of Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy 6 * Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy by Administering Agency * Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy by Program Type Profiles of Federal Financing Programs 11 for Clean Energy by Agency * United States Department of Energy (DOE) *

  15. Funding & Financing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Funding & Financing Funding & Financing Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier The Energy Department's updated clean energy finance guide makes it fast and efficient to locate federal financing opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Read more Advancing Private Sector Investment in Clean Energy Advancing Private Sector Investment in Clean Energy The Energy Department is working to leverage private and public

  16. Clean Power Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Clean Power Finance Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94103-4004 Sector: Services, Solar Product: A San Francisco-based consultancy...

  17. Energy Financing Team | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Financing Team Jump to: navigation, search Name: Energy Financing Team Place: United Kingdom Product: London-based investment and trading group which specialises in the central and...

  18. Comprehensive Energy Projects (CEP) and Innovative Financing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Comprehensive Energy Projects (CEP) and Innovative Financing Presented at the Technology Transition Corporation and U.S. Department of Energy Webinar: The Top 5 Fuel...

  19. Renewable Energy Technologies Financial Model (RET Finance) ...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Financial Model (RET Finance) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy Technologies Financial Model (RET Finance) Focus Area: Renewable Energy...

  20. Financing Fuel Cells | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Fuel Cells Financing Fuel Cells Presented at the Clean Energy States Alliance and U.S. Department of Energy Webinar: Financing Fuel Cell Installations, August 30, 2011. ...

  1. Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The SDF provides financial assistance to eligible projects in the form of commercial loans, subordinated debt, royalty financing, and equity financing. The Sustainable Development Fund provides...

  2. Commercial Solar Hot Water Financing Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A variety of financing options will be available depending on the project, including power purchase agreements or energy service agreements. A third party will finance the construction, maintenan...

  3. Global Capital Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Global Capital Finance Place: Purchase, New York Zip: 10577 Sector: Renewable Energy, Services Product: New York-based international...

  4. Alternative Energy Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Alternative Energy Finance Place: London, United Kingdom Zip: NW11 8BU Sector: Renewable Energy Product: String representation...

  5. Energy Financing Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Product: Texas-based firm providing project and vendor financing, with a preference for alternative energy projects. References: Energy Financing Inc.1 This article is a stub....

  6. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Launches Finance Network...

    Energy Saver

    Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Launches Finance Network Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Launches Finance Network Photo of two hands holding dollar bills shaped like a ...

  7. Energy Efficiency Financing Program Implementation Primer | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Program Implementation Primer Energy Efficiency Financing Program Implementation Primer This primer provides an overview of key considerations for state and local ...

  8. China Carbon Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: China Carbon Finance Place: Auburn, Washington State Zip: 98002 Product: Project developer focused on CDM projects in China References:...

  9. Project Development and Finance Course Curriculum Terminology...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Development and Finance Course Curriculum Terminology Guide Project Development and Finance Course Curriculum Terminology Guide This document provides definitions for terminology ...

  10. Project Financing Glossary | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    terms. PDF icon ProjectFinancingGlossary.pdf More Documents & Publications Tribal Leader Training Session: NCAI Conference Presentation: Developing and Financing Renewable...

  11. Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets ...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets (2.6 MB) More Documents & Publications Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Transcript Questions ...

  12. FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS for CLEAN ENERGY

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS for CLEAN ENERGY FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY * 2016 | INSIDE COVER THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK FOR PRINTING CONTENTS Foreword 3 ...

  13. Energize NY Finance | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Corporation (EIC). The property that is being financed should be current on property tax payments, and must not have any involuntary liens or defaults. Financing...

  14. Innovations in Wind and Solar PV Financing

    SciTech Connect

    Cory, K.; Coughlin, J.; Jenkin, T.; Pater, J.; Swezey, B.

    2008-02-01

    There is growing national interest in renewable energy development based on the economic, environmental, and security benefits that these resources provide. Historically, greater development of our domestic renewable energy resources has faced a number of hurdles, primarily related to cost, regulation, and financing. With the recent sustained increase in the costs and associated volatility of fossil fuels, the economics of renewable energy technologies have become increasingly attractive to investors, both large and small. As a result, new entrants are investing in renewable energy and new business models are emerging. This study surveys some of the current issues related to wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project financing in the electric power industry, and identifies both barriers to and opportunities for increased investment.

  15. Privatization Financing Alternatives: Blending Private Capital and Public Resources for a Successful Project

    SciTech Connect

    BT Oakley; JH Holbrook; L Scully; MR Weimar; PK Kearns; R DiPrinzio

    1998-10-19

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Contract Reform Initiative in 1994 in order to improve the effectiveness and effkiency of managing major projects and programs. The intent of this initiative is to help DOE harness both technical and market forces to reduce the overall cost of accomplishing DOE's program goals. The new approach transfers greater risk to private contractors in order to develop incentives that align contractor performance with DOE's objectives. In some cases, this goal can be achieved through public-private partnerships wherein the govermhent and the contractor share risks associated with a project in a way that optimizes its economics. Generally, this requires that project risks are allocated to the party best equipped to manage and/or underwrite them. While the merits of privatization are well documented, the question of how privatized services should be financed is often debated. Given the cost of private sector equity and debt, it is difficult to ignore the lure of the government's "risk free" cost of capital. However, the source of financing for a project is an integral part of its overall risk allocation, and therefore, participation by the government as a financing source could alter the allocation of risks in the project, diminishing the incentive structure. Since the government's participation in the project's financing often can be a requirement for financial feasibility, the dilemma of structuring a role for the government without undermining the success of the project is a common and difficult challenge faced by policymakers around the world. However, before reverting to a traditional procurement approach where the government enters into a cost-plus risk profile, the government should exhaust all options that keep the private entity at risk for important aspects of the project. Government participation in a project can include a broad range of options and can be applied with precision to bridge a gap in the project

  16. EECBG Financing Program Annual Report

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Program Annual Report Page 1 of 4 EECBG Financing Program Annual Report OMB Control Number (1910-5150) Expiration Date 5/31/2017 U.S. Department of Energy Steps: 1. Rename this report to include municipality or state name, former grant number, and FY15 Annual Report. 2. Please see page three (3) for competition instructions. 3. Complete one form in its entirety per Financing Program and submit to EECBG@ee.doe.gov. Name Phone Date Email Retired Grant Number Sector Served Program

  17. HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO SOLAR FINANCING

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Clean Energy States Alliance has released a guide to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar PV system financing. The free online publication helps help homeowners make sound decisions and select the best financing option for their needs. The guide describes leases, loans, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as how they compare to a direct cash purchase. It clarifies key solar financing terms and provides a list of questions homeowners should ask before deciding if and how to proceed with installing a solar system.

  18. Project Financing Catalog of Services

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document details the Federal Energy Management Program's catalog of technical assistance services it offers for federal agencies that want to use project funding mechanisms to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

  19. Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The District of Columbia offers a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE financing allows commercial and mulitfamily property owners in the district to borrow money to pay...

  20. ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is hosting an Energy Efficiency Finance Forum is dedicated to catalyzing investment in and scaling the market for energy efficiency.

  1. Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing

    SciTech Connect

    Elizabeth Battocletti

    2006-04-06

    The ?Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing? project substantially added to the understanding of geothermal resources, technology, and small business development by both the general public as well as those in the geothermal community.

  2. Financing Energy Efficiency in Retail

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Driving the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through efficiency projects in the retail sector can be difficult, particularly when many energy managers lack awareness of financing mechanisms available to them to fund their projects.

  3. Mineral Association Changes the Secondary Structure and Dynamics...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    materials.1 The structure of these proteins is often implicated in the control of the mineral properties, however very little structural data is available for the bulk of ...

  4. Project Development and Finance: Capabilities (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2013-01-01

    Capabilities overview of NREL's Project Finance and Development Group within the Deployment and Market Transformation Directorate.

  5. Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides information on Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI). CE+BFI brings together public infrastructure finance agencies, clean energy public fund managers and institutional investors across the country to explore how to raise capital at scale for clean energy development through bond financing. Author: Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative

  6. Enabling Legislation for Clean Energy Finance Approaches

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Legislative and executive efforts required to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy finance approaches.

  7. Venture Capital Finance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Venture Capital Finance Venture Capital Finance Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Venture Capital Finance Brian Baynes, Partner, Flagship Ventures baynes_biomass_2014.pdf (1.07 MB) More Documents & Publications Biomass 2011 Conference Agenda U.S. Biofuels Industry: Mind the Gap Review of Recent Pilot Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration

  8. Native American Finance Officers Association Conference

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This event will take place on March 20-21, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more and register on the NAFOA website.

  9. Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation

    SciTech Connect

    Schwabe, P.; Cory, K.; Newcomb, J.

    2009-07-01

    Extraordinary financial market conditions have disrupted the flows of equity and debt investment into U.S. renewable energy (RE) projects since the fourth quarter of 2008. The pace and structure of renewable energy project finance has been reshaped by a combination of forces, including the financial crisis, global economic recession, and major changes in federal legislation affecting renewable energy finance. This report explores the impacts of these key market events on renewable energy project financing and development.

  10. FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy.pdf (2.55 MB) More Documents & Publications FEDERAL FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR CLEAN ENERGY Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Guide to Federal Financing for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Deployment Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment

  11. Financing Innovation to Address Global Climate Change | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Financing Innovation to Address Global Climate Change Financing Innovation to Address Global Climate Change DOE-LPOReportFinancing-Innovation-Climate-Change.pdf (1.97 MB) More ...

  12. Ex-Im Bank Environmental Export Finance Program | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Environmental Export Financing Webpage 1 "Ex-Im Bank's financing helps mitigate risk for U.S. environmental companies and also offers competitive financing terms to...

  13. Bloomberg New Energy Finance Carbon Markets formerly New Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance Carbon Markets formerly New Energy Finance Carbon Markets Group Jump to: navigation, search Name: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Carbon Markets (formerly...

  14. UNDP-Climate Finance Options Platform | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Renewable Energy Topics: Finance Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.orgcfo Cost: Free UNDP-Climate Finance Options Platform Screenshot References: UNDP-Climate Finance...

  15. Finance Peer Exchange Kickoff Call | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finance Peer Exchange Kickoff Call Finance Peer Exchange Kickoff Call BetterBuildings Financing Peer Exchange Kickoff Call, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, April 28, 2011. Call ...

  16. Computing for Finance

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    The finance sector is one of the driving forces for the use of distributed or Grid computing for business purposes. The speakers will review the state-of-the-art of high performance computing in the financial sector, and provide insight into how different types of Grid computing ? from local clusters to global networks - are being applied to financial applications. They will also describe the use of software and techniques from physics, such as Monte Carlo simulations, in the financial world. There will be four talks of 20min each. The talk abstracts and speaker bios are listed below. This will be followed by a Q&A; panel session with the speakers. From 19:00 onwards there will be a networking cocktail for audience and speakers. This is an EGEE / CERN openlab event organized in collaboration with the regional business network rezonance.ch. A webcast of the event will be made available for subsequent viewing, along with powerpoint material presented by the speakers. Attendance is free and open to all. Registration is mandatory via www.rezonance.ch, including for CERN staff. 1. Overview of High Performance Computing in the Financial Industry Michael Yoo, Managing Director, Head of the Technical Council, UBS Presentation will describe the key business challenges driving the need for HPC solutions, describe the means in which those challenges are being addressed within UBS (such as GRID) as well as the limitations of some of these solutions, and assess some of the newer HPC technologies which may also play a role in the Financial Industry in the future. Speaker Bio: Michael originally joined the former Swiss Bank Corporation in 1994 in New York as a developer on a large data warehouse project. In 1996 he left SBC and took a role with Fidelity Investments in Boston. Unable to stay away for long, he returned to SBC in 1997 while working for Perot Systems in Singapore. Finally, in 1998 he formally returned to UBS in Stamford following the merger with SBC and has remained

  17. Energy Efficiency Financing Incentives Resources

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    State and/or local financial incentives and programs help building owners execute energy efficiency projects by lowering cost burdens through public benefits funds, grants, loans, or property-assessed clean energy financing; personal, corporate, property, and sales tax incentives; or assistance with permitting fee reduction or elimination.

  18. Career Map: Finance Manager | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finance Manager Career Map: Finance Manager A financial manager sitting at table in a conference room, gesturing to accompany his presentation. Finance Manager Position Title Finance Manager Alternate Title(s) Senior Financial Analyst Education & Training Level Advanced, Bachelors required, graduate degree often required Education & Training Level Description Financial managers must usually have a bachelor's degree and more than 5-10 years of experience in another business or financial

  19. Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades Better Buildings Residential Network case studies feature members to fulfill our mission to share best practices and learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient. Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades (960.67 KB) More Documents & Publications Financing Multifamily Energy Efficiency Upgrades NYSERDA Summary of Reported Data Better Buildings Network View | June 2016

  20. Review of ESPC Financing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Review of ESPC Financing Review of ESPC Financing Document serves as a form for use in documenting a review of project financing in an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Download the Review of ESPC Financing document. (97.09 KB) More Documents & Publications FEMP Comprehensive ESPC Workshop Presentations FEMP ESPC Project Development Resource Guide Guidance Regarding Refinancing, Restructuring, or Modifying Loan Agreements Entered into by an Energy Services Company Under a Federal

  1. Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier June 13, 2016 - 11:00am Addthis Blog post by John J. MacWilliams, DOE Associate Deputy Secretary. Not long ago, we let our "fingers do the walking" when searching for categories of businesses in the Yellow Pages. Now the Internet provides us with all that information at the click of a button. Single-click access was the Department's goal when it first

  2. Comparison of financing costs for wind turbine and fossil powerplants

    SciTech Connect

    Kahn, E.

    1995-02-01

    This paper compares the financing costs of wind turbine powerplants with those of fossil powerplants. The goal of this examination is to determine the extent to which these costs differ and what the sources of such differences may be. The discussion is organized in the following fashion. Section 2 introduces basic terminology and concepts from finance, as they apply in the powerplant setting. Section 3 reviews available data from a variety of sources to estimate the magnitude of the variables identified in Section 2. In Section 4 we examine the effect of the production tax credit enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 on the financing of wind turbine projects. Conclusions are offered in Section 5. In the past two years there have been only two wind turbine projects that have been financed, so the basis for broad conclusions is limited. Nonetheless, there appears to be a significant advantage in financing costs for conventional projects compared to wind turbines. The two sources of disadvantage to wind power are first, the cost of equity capital is significantly more expensive, and second, the capital structure of wind projects has a much greater fraction of expensive equity than conventional alternatives.

  3. CTI-Private Financing Advisory Network | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    navigation, search Name Private Financing Advisory Network AgencyCompany Organization Climate Technology Initiative Topics Finance, Implementation, Market analysis Website...

  4. Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Afternoon ...

  5. The International Finance Corporation and financing of sustainable energy

    SciTech Connect

    1997-12-01

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. IFC participates in an investment only when it can make a special contribution that complements the role of market operators. Since its founding 40 years ago, IFC has provided more than $18.8 billion in financing for 1,706 companies in developing countries. Its share capital is provided by its 170 member countries, which collectively determine its policies and activities. Strong shareholder support and a substantial paid-in capital base have allowed IFC to raise funds for its lending activities through its triple-A rated bond issues in international financial markets. IFC created an Infrastructure Department in 1992 in response to the growing demand for its services in this area. During fiscal 1996 IFC approved 33 projects for new investments of $715 million of which 27% were in the power sector. In recognition of the continuing demand growth for private power investments an expanded Power Department has been formed to handle IFC`s investments in electric power generation projects using renewable resources such as: run-of-the-river hydro, geothermal, biomass cogeneration, wind energy, and solar (photovoltaic, solar thermal, etc.), as well as conventional thermal generation projects, transmission and distribution projects, and energy efficiency investments.

  6. Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    mcastello@soboba-nsn.gov * Deborah DeForge, ddeforge@soboba-nsn.gov * Steven Estrada, sestrada@soboba-nsn.gov 3 Link to the Webinar Slides and Audio Everyone will receive ...

  7. Focus Series: OREGON—On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing Brings Lenders and Homeowners On Board

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Focus Series: OREGON—On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing Brings Lenders and Homeowners On Board.

  8. Transient performance of substation structures and associated grounding systems

    SciTech Connect

    Dawalibi, F.P.; Xiong, W.; Ma, J.

    1995-05-01

    When lightning strikes an electric substation, large currents generated by the stroke flow in the above ground structures and grounding system and dissipate in the soil. The electromagnetic fields generated by such high currents may cause damage to equipment and may be dangerous to personnel working nearby. In this paper, the frequency and time domain performance of a substation subjected to a lightning strike is described and discussed. The computed scalar potentials, electric fields, and magnetic fields are presented graphically as a function of spatial coordinates, as a function of time and as a function of both. Two cases are considered. The first case examines the substation grounding system only, while the second case includes an above-ground structure as well. It is believed that the results of the second case have not been published before. A double exponential lightning surge current is injected at one corner of the substation. The response of the grounding system to the frequency domain electromagnetic spectrum of this signal is computed by a frequency domain electromagnetic field analysis software package. The temporal and spatial distributions of the electromagnetic fields inside and near the substation are obtained by an inverse Fourier transformation of all these responses. The presence of a soil with an arbitrary resistivity and permittivity is accurately taken into account. The analysis sheds some new light on the understanding of the effects which take place at the higher frequencies.

  9. Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance: Advanced Development Concepts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Process and Structures Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Project Financing Structures - Direct Ownership - Partnership Flip - Sale Leaseback - Inverted Lease/Lease Pass-Through  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is responsible for assisting Tribes with energy planning and development, infrastructure, energy costs, and

  10. Mobilizing Public Markets to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Insights from Expert Stakeholders

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    Schwabe, P.; Mendelsohn, M.; Mormann, F.; Arent, D. J.

    2012-06-01

    Financing renewable energy projects in the United States can be a complex process. Most equity investment in new renewable power production facilities is supported by tax credits and accelerated depreciation benefits, and is constrained by the pool of potential investors that can fully use these tax benefits and are willing to engage in complex financial structures. For debt financing, non-government lending has largely been provided by foreign banks that may be under future lending constraints due to economic and regulatory conditions. To discuss renewable energy financing challenges and to identify new sources of capital to the U.S. market, two roundtable discussions were held with renewable energy and financing experts in April 2012. This report summarizes the key messages of those discussions and is designed to provide insights to the U.S. market and inform the international conversation on renewable energy financing innovations.

  11. Geothermal Money Book [Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing

    SciTech Connect

    Elizabeth Battocletti

    2004-02-01

    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

  12. NREL: Energy Analysis: Analysis of Project Finance

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Analysis of Project Finance NREL analysis helps potential renewable energy developers and investors gain insights into the complex world of project finance. Renewable energy project finance is complex, requiring knowledge of federal tax credits, state-level incentives, renewable attribute markets, renewable technology installation and operation costs, and many other site-specific considerations. NREL conducts research, performs analysis, and produces reports and analysis tools on: Project-level

  13. Finance - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Finance & Accounting Finance & Accounting The mission of the Office of Finance and Accounting (CF-10) is to provide Department-wide central accounting and financial management services to the Department of Energy; to provide accurate and timely financial reporting and produce auditable financial statements; and to provide financial management support to DOE Headquarters program offices. Functions: Implement Departmental accounting and financial policies as well as general procedural

  14. Opportunities in Bond Financing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in Bond Financing Opportunities in Bond Financing Presentation about financial options and opportunities for biogas and fuel cells. Presented by James Dack, Stern Brothers, at the NREL/DOE Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop held June 11-13, 2012, in Golden, Colorado. june2012_biogas_workshop_dack.pdf (154.9 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy Projects Leveraging Federal Funds Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop Summary Report: Proceedings

  15. Finance & Accounting | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finance & Accounting Finance & Accounting The mission of the Office of Finance and Accounting (CF-10) is to provide Department-wide central accounting and financial management services to the Department of Energy; to provide accurate and timely financial reporting and produce auditable financial statements; and to provide financial management support to DOE Headquarters program offices. Functions: Implement Departmental accounting and financial policies as well as general procedural

  16. Alternative Financing - New Acquisition Guide Subchapter | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    policy flash Alternative Financing - New Acquisition Guide Subchapter More Documents & Publications Policy Flash 2010-83 Policy Flash 2012-30 Flash2011-77 OPAM...

  17. Local Option- Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NOTE: In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of...

  18. Fuel Cell Financing Options | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Webinar: Financing Fuel Cell Installations, August 30, 2011. ... Case for Fuel Cells 2011: Energizing America's Top Companies PAFC Cost Challenges

  19. STEP Participant Financing Options | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PDF icon E5 STEP Participant Financing Options.pdf More Documents & Publications Family Moderate Income Homeowners In New York State Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star ...

  20. Open Access to Financing + Solar Hosting

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation summarizes the information given by GridParity Finance during the DOE SunShot Grand Challenge: Summit and Technology Forum, June 13-14, 2012.

  1. Climate Financing for Cities | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Framework1 "Cities in a Post-2012 Climate Policy Framework: Climate Financing for City Development? Views from Local Governments, Experts, and Businesses" This study...

  2. Guide to Geothermal Power Finance Released

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program, today released the Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance.

  3. Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Options on Solar Installations on K-12 Schools Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options on Solar Installations on K-12 Schools This report focuses on ...

  4. Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take...

    Energy Saver

    Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake In early 2011, the ShopSmart with JEA program in Jacksonville, Florida, began offering ...

  5. Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools

    SciTech Connect

    2008-07-01

    This guide addresses barriers to and methods of financing energy-efficient schools, and makes a business case for high-performance design.

  6. Financing an EnergySmart School

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EnergySmart Schools fact sheet on choosing an EnergySmart approach to school construction to increase the number of attractive financing options available.

  7. Indonesia Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Policy Operation (DPO) Financing (Redirected from Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy (CLCDS)) Redirect page Jump to: navigation, search REDIRECT Indonesia-Development...

  8. Agenda: Energy Infrastructure Finance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finance North America, BBVA * John Lange, Global Head, Power and Utilities Group, Barclays Capital * George Schultz, Senior Manager, Green Tech Solutions, Munich Reinsurance ...

  9. Financing an EnergySmart School

    SciTech Connect

    2008-01-01

    EnergySmart Schools fact sheet on choosing an EnergySmart approach to school construction to increase the number of attractive financing options available.

  10. Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    A variety of renewable energy financing mechanisms are available for federal agencies to help meet the 30% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025 target established...

  11. Financing Energy Efficient Upgrades with ENERGY STAR

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private...

  12. Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This guide addresses barriers to and methods of financing energy-efficient schools, and makes a business case for high-performance design.

  13. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Financing Peer Exchange...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    & 2 (limited history) 3292012 Capital Markets Financing Approach * Aggregate loans and ... * Driver: lack of interest from financial partners San Diego found that its ...

  14. International Finance Corporation (IFC) | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    the private sector in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ...

  15. New Energy Finance | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    and low-carbon technology including, wind, solar, biofuels, biomass and the carbon, energy efficiency, nuclear, and carbon capture and storage markets. New Energy Finance...

  16. PACE Financing for Energy Efficiency: Success Stories

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is a vehicle to pay for energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy installations on private property. Local or state governments or other...

  17. Energy Efficiency Financing Program Implementation Primer

    SciTech Connect

    Financing Solutions Working Group

    2014-01-01

    Provides key considerations for policymakers, energy efficiency program administrators, and program partners om implementing successful energy efficiency financing programs for existing buildings.

  18. Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Exchange: Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Call Slides and Discussion Summary June 25, 2015 Agenda Call Logistics and Introductions ...

  19. Energy Finance Partners | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    navigation, search Name: Energy Finance Partners Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94105 Sector: Renewable Energy Product: Provide venture capital within the clean technology...

  20. Financing and Contracting | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the Solar Program helps make popular solar financing models more widely available. Recently, innovative business and financial models have broadened the market for solar. ...

  1. Financing Small Business Upgrades | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Small Business Upgrades Financing Small Business Upgrades Better Buildings Neighborhood ... Exchange Kickoff Call Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial ...

  2. EPA Environmental Finance Center Grant Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications to provide multimedia environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated communities to help them meet environmental requirements.

  3. BETO Partner Secures Strategic Financing Commitment | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    projects to lower the cost of collecting, storing, and transporting cellulosic feedstocks. ... to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability. "This financing ...

  4. UNFCCC-Finance Portal | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Framework Convention on Climate Change Sector: Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Lessons learnedbest practices User Interface: Website Website: unfccc.int...

  5. Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, call slides and discussion summary. Call Slides and Discussion Summary ...

  6. Midcourse Refinements of Financing Strategies | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    March 29, 2012. During this webinar participants discussed how programs have adapted and refined their financing strategies based on initial implementation experience and learning. ...

  7. Eufinium Finance Ltd | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Ltd Place: London, Greater London, United Kingdom Zip: EC1M 3LN Sector: Hydro, Hydrogen, Renewable Energy, Wind energy Product: Eufinium specialises in the equity financing...

  8. Financing Project Implementation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Project Implementation (August 11, 2010) (841.2 KB) More Documents & Publications Measuring Energy Achievements Preparing for Project Implementation during an Energy ...

  9. Clean Energy Finance Guide, Chapter 12: Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Clean Energy Finance Guide 12-1 March 2013 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE GUIDE Chapter 12. Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Third Edition Update, March 2013 Introduction Summary The property-assessed clean energy (PACE) model is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property. PACE programs allow local governments, state governments, or other inter-jurisdictional authorities, when authorized

  10. Community Wind: Once Again Pushing the Envelope of Project Finance

    SciTech Connect

    bolinger, Mark A.

    2011-01-18

    In the United States, the 'community wind' sector - loosely defined here as consisting of relatively small utility-scale wind power projects that sell power on the wholesale market and that are developed and owned primarily by local investors - has historically served as a 'test bed' or 'proving grounds' for up-and-coming wind turbine manufacturers that are trying to break into the U.S. wind power market. For example, community wind projects - and primarily those located in the state of Minnesota - have deployed the first U.S. installations of wind turbines from Suzlon (in 2003), DeWind (2008), Americas Wind Energy (2008) and later Emergya Wind Technologies (2010), Goldwind (2009), AAER/Pioneer (2009), Nordic Windpower (2010), Unison (2010), and Alstom (2011). Thus far, one of these turbine manufacturers - Suzlon - has subsequently achieved some success in the broader U.S. wind market as well. Just as it has provided a proving grounds for new turbines, so too has the community wind sector served as a laboratory for experimentation with innovative new financing structures. For example, a variation of one of the most common financing arrangements in the U.S. wind market today - the special allocation partnership flip structure (see Figure 1 in Section 2.1) - was first developed by community wind projects in Minnesota more than a decade ago (and is therefore sometimes referred to as the 'Minnesota flip' model) before being adopted by the broader wind market. More recently, a handful of community wind projects built over the past year have been financed via new and creative structures that push the envelope of wind project finance in the U.S. - in many cases, moving beyond the now-standard partnership flip structures involving strategic tax equity investors. These include: (1) a 4.5 MW project in Maine that combines low-cost government debt with local tax equity, (2) a 25.3 MW project in Minnesota using a sale/leaseback structure, (3) a 10.5 MW project in South Dakota

  11. Fuel Cell Financing for Tax-Exempt Entities

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing for Tax-Exempt Entitities Facilitating deployments by structuring energy service contracts to include the Energy Investment Tax Credit. Introduction The Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) 1 can help reduce the cost of installing a fuel cell system. While Department of Treasury regulations prevent tax-exempt entities, e.g., not-for-proft organiza- tions, from directly taking advantage of tax benefts for property that they own, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and Treasury regulations

  12. Case Studies—Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on June 11, 2014, was the second in a two-part webinar series focused on the SEE Action report, Financing Energy Improvement on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Key Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators. Speakers discuss four of the most important on-bill program design considerations, such as how is the product structured, where the money comes from, and presents case studies from Manitoba Hydro in New York, and Pacific Gas & Electric in California.

  13. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Launches Finance Network

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)—a Better Buildings Residential Network member and Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner—and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Environmental Finance Center recently announced the launch of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Finance Network.

  14. Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2016

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit will provide an outstanding range of insight and perspectives on how the ITC extension will transform the solar industry. In interactive panels, the industry's leading figures will share their views on the momentous strategic trends that will shape the industry and provide the latest market intelligence on the financing landscape.

  15. City of San Francisco- GreenFinanceSF

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    GreenFinanceSF is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial properties. GreenFinance SF uses an "open-market" PACE model in which individual property owners identify...

  16. Lessons from On-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Residential Network, Lessons from On­-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs, October 31, 2013, Presentation and Discussion Summary: This financing and revenue peer exchange call discussed lessons from on­-bill financing and repayment programs.

  17. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-How to Finance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    How to Finance an ESPC Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-How to Finance an ESPC Provides a one page summary on key steps involved in financing an Energy Savings ...

  18. Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda...

    Energy Saver

    Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations: Colorado Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations: ...

  19. On-Bill Financing: Reducing Cost Barriers to Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    On-Bill Financing: Reducing Cost Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements (201) On-Bill Financing: Reducing Cost Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements (201) October 8...

  20. Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy...

  1. PNC Bank Equipment Finance and Energy Group | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    to: navigation, search Name: PNC Bank - Equipment Finance and Energy Group Place: Valencia, California Zip: 91355 Product: Energy and Equipment Finance arm of PNC Bank...

  2. Proyectos Eolicos Valencianos Project Finance | Open Energy Informatio...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Proyectos Eolicos Valencianos Project Finance Jump to: navigation, search Name: Proyectos Eolicos Valencianos Project Finance Place: Spain Sector: Wind energy Product: Joint...

  3. Designing Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism Terms of Reference...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Designing Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism Terms of Reference (Redirected from Designing Renewable Energy Financing Mechanisms) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH...

  4. Indonesia-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Indonesia-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing AgencyCompany Organization France...

  5. Mexico-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Mexico-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexico Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing AgencyCompany Organization France Agency...

  6. Indonesia-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open...

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    Indonesia-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing (Redirected from Indonesia Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia...

  7. Winvest Financing Service GmbH Co | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Name: Winvest Financing Service GmbH & Co Place: Rheine, Germany Zip: 48431 Sector: Wind energy Product: Assesses and arranges the financing of wind farms. Works closely with...

  8. Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial Financing Products

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Financing and Commercial Peer Exchange Call: Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial Financing Products, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, February 2, 2012.

  9. Innovative Financing Solutions: Finding Money for Your Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovative Financing Solutions: Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects Innovative Financing Solutions: Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects Provides an ...

  10. Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms: Best...

  11. Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change AgencyCompany Organization: United...

  12. Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Sector Online Course Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course Agency...

  13. Mauritius-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Operation (DPO) Financing AgencyCompany Organization France Agency of Development (AFD) Partner EC Sector Climate Focus Area Non-renewable Energy Topics Finance, Low emission...

  14. NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website | Open Energy...

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    NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL's RE Project Finance Website AgencyCompany Organization: NREL...

  15. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Africa: Carbon Finance...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Africa: Carbon Finance Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Africa: Carbon Finance Guide AgencyCompany...

  16. General Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy Informatio...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Financing Mechanisms Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: General Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms AgencyCompany Organization: World Bank Sector:...

  17. Energy Efficiency and the Finance Sector | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    and the Finance Sector Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Efficiency and the Finance Sector AgencyCompany Organization United Nations Environment Programme Sector Energy...

  18. Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects September 22, 2014 -...

  19. Presentation Slides: Solar Finance for Residential and Commercial...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Presentation Slides: Solar Finance for Residential and Commercial Customers and Potential Roles of State and Local Government Presentation Slides: Solar Finance for Residential and ...

  20. Global Capital Finance Americas LLC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Finance Americas LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Global Capital Finance Americas LLC Place: Purchase, New York Zip: 10577 Sector: Renewable Energy, Services Product: An...

  1. IDB-Colombia-Renwable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance Facility...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    IDB-Colombia-Renwable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name IDB-Colombia-Renwable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance Facility Agency...

  2. Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local Governments Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local ...

  3. Private Financing of Renewable Energy: A Guide for Policymakers...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Private Financing of Renewable Energy: A Guide for Policymakers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Private Financing of Renewable Energy: A Guide for...

  4. Renewable Energy Project Financing. Impacts of the Financial...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Renewable Energy Project Financing. Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Renewable Energy Project Financing. Impacts ...

  5. Lessons from On-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Programs, October 31, 2013, Presentation and Discussion Summary: This financing and revenue peer exchange call discussed lessons from on--bill financing and repayment programs....

  6. Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You? Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You? March 23, 2015 - ...

  7. Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy ...

  8. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Relevant guidance for Energy ...

  9. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidance Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Relevant guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant financing programs is ...

  10. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidance Grantee Letter Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program ... and oversight of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant-funded financing programs, ...

  11. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs After Grant Retirement Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs After Grant Retirement ...

  12. Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts Page 2 Table of Contents ... 6 Chapter 1: Principles of Financing Energy Upgrades for Schools ...

  13. CESP Tool 7.1: Financing Inventory Template

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CESP Tool 7.1: Financing Inventory Template from Step 7: Put Together a Financing Strategy, Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning.

  14. Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building Improvements - Chapter 8 Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building Improvements - ...

  15. Clean Energy Finance Guide (Chapter 5: Basic Concepts for Clean...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Clean Energy Finance Guide (Chapter 5: Basic Concepts for Clean Energy Unsecured Lending and Loan Loss Reserve Funds) Clean Energy Finance Guide (Chapter 5: Basic Concepts for ...

  16. One Year into President's Climate Action Plan, Finance Playing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    One Year into President's Climate Action Plan, Finance Playing an Important Role One Year into President's Climate Action Plan, Finance Playing an Important Role June 25, 2014 - ...

  17. Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building Improvements - Chapter 6 Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building Improvements - Chapter 6 Clean ...

  18. Peer Exchange Call on Financing and Revenue: Bond Funding | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Peer Exchange Call on Financing and Revenue: Bond Funding Peer Exchange Call on Financing and Revenue: Bond Funding Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call on ...

  19. UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Name UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative AgencyCompany Organization United Nations Environment Programme...

  20. Innovative Financing Solutions to Hawaii's Clean Energy Challenges...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovative Financing Solutions to Hawaii's Clean Energy Challenges Overview of on-bill financing basics, Hawaii's energy landscape and Green Energy Market Securitization. Author: ...

  1. Solar Financing Options | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Financing Options Solar Financing Options Addthis Description Below is the text version for the "Solar Financing Options" video. The video pans over an image of a neighborhood, before focusing on a home with solar panels on its roof. Text appears: Going solar? Great! Now... how do you pay for it? Dr. Elaine Ulrich Soft Costs Program Manager, SunShot Initiative Typically when someone is interested in going solar, they go online, they try and do a little background research, and

  2. Impact of Federal Tax Policy on Utility-Scale Solar Deployment Given Financing Interactions

    SciTech Connect

    Mai, Trieu; Cole, Wesley; Krishnan, Venkat; Bolinger, Mark

    2015-09-28

    In this study, the authors conducted a literature review of approaches and assumptions used by other modeling teams and consultants with respect to solar project financing; developed and incorporated an ability to model the likely financing shift away from more expensive sources of capital and toward cheaper sources as the investment tax credit declines in the ReEDS model; and used the 'before and after' versions of the ReEDS model to isolate and analyze the deployment impact of the financing shift under a range of conditions. Using ReEDS scenarios with this improved capability, we find that this 'financing' shift would soften the blow of the ITC reversion; however, the overall impacts of such a shift in capital structure are estimated to be small and near-term utility-scale PV deployment is found to be much more sensitive to other factors that might drive down utility-scale PV prices.

  3. Residential and Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing in California Rooftop Solar Challenge Areas

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This version of the report updates the original report published in March 2013. It identifies and describes the current state of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs in California. The report discusses the Improvement Act of 1911, the Mello-Roos Act of 1982, the different philosophies cities have adopted in implementing PACE financing, and various PACE program structures. It also discusses the first implementation of PACE by cities that used their charter authority to create programs under the Mello-Roos Act of 1982 before the enactment of AB 811 and SB 555.1. This report focuses on PACE as a mechanism to increase the amount of rooftop solar systems installed, but also recognizes that these programs provide an effective means to finance energy and water efficiency projects. The updated report provides new information on California’s Residential PACE Loss Reserve Program, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, program requirements, and program performance.

  4. City of Ann Arbor- PACE Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The City of Ann Arbor offers Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for commercial properties located within the city. Projects will undergo a voluntary special assessment and may range ...

  5. Financing Renewable Energy- No Pain, No Gain

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Community Renewable Energy Success Stories Webinar series presentation by Rob Holden, New Resource Bank, on financing renewable energy systems from a banker’s perspective.

  6. Local Option- Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via property taxes, with...

  7. Local Option- Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money from the local government to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repai...

  8. Local Option- Sustainable Energy Financing Districts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment...

  9. Advanced Financing Models Webinar | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    11:00AM to 12:30PM MDT Get exposure to available financing models that can be used to make energy efficiency and renewable energy projects economically feasible using utility...

  10. Dear EECBG Recipient, Re: EECBG Financing Programs

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Per 10 CFR 600.242(e)(1), DOE has the right of access to any pertinent books, documents, ... A Financing Program may qualify for a Cx to the NEPA provisions if the underlying projects ...

  11. Financing for Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Financing is a significant portion of utility energy service contract (UESC) costs. Experience shows several things the federal government can do to get the best value by reducing UESC financial transaction costs and interest.

  12. Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held Nov. 21, 2013, covers key decisions in building clean energy finance programs, understanding how to calculate expected investment returns, and reviewing potential clean energy program funds.

  13. National Grid EnergyWise Financing program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    National Grid offers 0% financing to its customers to install energy efficient heating equipment in Rhode Island homes. Only residential customers of National Grid (electric or gas) with 1-4 unit...

  14. Innovative financing for energy-efficiency improvements. Phase I report

    SciTech Connect

    Klepper, M.; Schwartz, H.K.; Feder, J.M.; Smith, D.C.; Green, R.H.; Williams, J.; Sherman, J.L.; Carroll, M.

    1982-01-01

    The use of utility-assisted financing, tax-exempt financing, bank financing, leasing, and joint venture financing to promote energy efficiency investments for each of three different categories of buildings (multifamily, commercial, and industrial) is discussed in separate chapters. (MCW)

  15. Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects May 25, 2016 11:00AM to 12:30PM MDT There are ...

  16. Using Revolving Loan Funds to Finance Energy Savings Performance Contracts in State and Local Agency Applications (Revised)

    SciTech Connect

    Booth, S.; Doris, E.; Knutson, D.; Regenthal, S.

    2011-07-01

    This document is meant to assist state and local decision makers in understanding how the financing of energy savings performance contract projects can effectively fit into the structure of a revolving loan fund.

  17. Financing Program Pitfalls to Avoid | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Pitfalls to Avoid Financing Program Pitfalls to Avoid Clean energy financing programs are not a new concept; however, many programs launched over the years have not had the impact intended. Financing program pitfalls to avoid are listed below. Don't Assume Financing Alone Will Increase Demand Program experience shows that financial incentives do motivate customers and can be extremely important to getting a program off the ground, but don't assume that financing alone will be enough to drive

  18. Financing Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Services » Incentives & Financing » Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes You can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy-efficient home, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home. The EEM takes into account lower utility costs, so you can afford a slightly larger mortgage payment.

  19. Financing Strategies for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facility

    SciTech Connect

    David Shropshire; Sharon Chandler

    2005-12-01

    To help meet our nation’s energy needs, reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel is being considered more and more as a necessary step in a future nuclear fuel cycle, but incorporating this step into the fuel cycle will require considerable investment. This report presents an evaluation of financing scenarios for reprocessing facilities integrated into the nuclear fuel cycle. A range of options, from fully government owned to fully private owned, was evaluated using a DPL (Dynamic Programming Language) 6.0 model, which can systematically optimize outcomes based on user-defined criteria (e.g., lowest life-cycle cost, lowest unit cost). Though all business decisions follow similar logic with regard to financing, reprocessing facilities are an exception due to the range of financing options available. The evaluation concludes that lowest unit costs and lifetime costs follow a fully government-owned financing strategy, due to government forgiveness of debt as sunk costs. Other financing arrangements, however, including regulated utility ownership and a hybrid ownership scheme, led to acceptable costs, below the Nuclear Energy Agency published estimates. Overwhelmingly, uncertainty in annual capacity led to the greatest fluctuations in unit costs necessary for recovery of operating and capital expenditures; the ability to determine annual capacity will be a driving factor in setting unit costs. For private ventures, the costs of capital, especially equity interest rates, dominate the balance sheet; the annual operating costs dominate the government case. It is concluded that to finance the construction and operation of such a facility without government ownership could be feasible with measures taken to mitigate risk, and that factors besides unit costs should be considered (e.g., legal issues, social effects, proliferation concerns) before making a decision on financing strategy.

  20. Crystal Structure of Neurotropism-Associated Variable Surface Protein 1 (VSP1) of Borrelia Turicatae

    SciTech Connect

    Lawson,C.; Yung, B.; Barbour, A.; Zuckert, W.

    2006-01-01

    Vsp surface lipoproteins are serotype-defining antigens of relapsing fever spirochetes that undergo multiphasic antigenic variation to allow bacterial persistence in spite of an immune response. Two isogenic serotypes of Borrelia turicatae strain Oz1 differ in their Vsp sequences and in disease manifestations in infected mice: Vsp1 is associated with the selection of a neurological niche, while Vsp2 is associated with blood and skin infection. We report here crystal structures of the Vsp1 dimer at 2.7 and 2.2 Angstroms. The structures confirm that relapsing fever Vsp proteins share a common helical fold with OspCs of Lyme disease-causing Borrelia. The fold features an inner stem formed by highly conserved N and C termini and an outer 'dome' formed by the variable central residues. Both Vsp1 and OspC structures possess small water-filled cavities, or pockets, that are lined largely by variable residues and are thus highly variable in shape. These features appear to signify tolerance of the Vsp-OspC fold for imperfect packing of residues at its antigenic surface. Structural comparison of Vsp1 with a homology model for Vsp2 suggests that observed differences in disease manifestation may arise in part from distinct differences in electrostatic surface properties; additional predicted positively charged surface patches on Vsp2 compared to Vsp1 may be sufficient to explain the relative propensity of Vsp2 to bind to acidic glycosaminoglycans.

  1. Simplifying Solar Project Financing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Simplifying Solar Project Financing Simplifying Solar Project Financing January 16, 2014 - 10:05am Addthis The installation of this 2,244-panel photovoltaic system on Pinnacle Charter School in Denver, Colorado was fully funded by 456 American investors in 10 days. The project is expected to save the school $1.6 million in electricity costs over the next ten years.| Photo courtesy of Mosaic The installation of this 2,244-panel photovoltaic system on Pinnacle Charter School in Denver, Colorado

  2. Stopping Illicit Procurement: Lessons from Global Finance

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    Hund, Gretchen; Kurzrok, Andrew J.

    2014-06-19

    Government regulators and the financial sector cooperate to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. This information-sharing relationship is built upon a strong legislative foundation and effective operational procedures. As with money-laundering and terrorist financing, halting the illicit procurement of dual-use commodities requires close coordination between government and industry. However, many of the legal and operational features present in financial threat cooperation do not exist in the export control realm. This article analyzes the applicability of financial industry cooperative measures to nonproliferation.

  3. Abnormal behavior associated with a point mutation in the structural gene for monoamine oxidase A

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    Brunner, H.G. ); Nelen, M.; Ropers, H.H.; van Oost, B.A. )

    1993-10-22

    Genetic and metabolic studies have been done on a large kindred in which several males are affected by a syndrome of borderline mental retardation and abnormal behavior. The types of behavior that occurred include impulsive aggression, arson, attempted rape, and exhibitionism. Analysis of 24-hour urine samples indicated markedly disturbed monoamine metabolism. This syndrome was associated with a complete and selective deficiency of enzymatic activity of monoamine oxidase A (MAOA). In each of five affected males, a point mutation was identified in the eighth exon of the MAOA structural gene, which changes a glutamine to a termination codon. Thus, isolated complete MAOA deficiency in this family is associated with a recognizable behavioral phenotype that includes disturbed regulation of impulsive aggression.

  4. Finance and supply management project execution plan

    SciTech Connect

    BENNION, S.I.

    1999-02-10

    As a subproject of the HANDI 2000 project, the Finance and Supply Management system is intended to serve FDH and Project Hanford major subcontractor with financial processes including general ledger, project costing, budgeting, and accounts payable, and supply management process including purchasing, inventory and contracts management. Currently these functions are performed with numerous legacy information systems and suboptimized processes.

  5. Role of Appraisals in Energy Efficiency Financing

    SciTech Connect

    Doyle, V.; Bhargava, A.

    2012-05-01

    This research identifies barriers and challenges and current industry status including several key appraisal industry developments for identifying and valuing energy efficiency, critical obstacles to documenting and assessing the potential added value from energy efficiency improvements, current opportunities to support and standardize reporting on energy efficiency and to ensure proper valuation, and next steps towards enabling energy efficiency financing market transformation.

  6. Financing Guidance for LED Street Lighting Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Financing an LED street lighting replacement program can present a hurdle for many system owners, even if the planned transition offers very favorable economics. Replacing the existing system requires a significant budget, particularly as the scope of the program increases. Cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle have invested many millions of dollars into their (very successful) LED street lighting replacement programs.

  7. Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado...

    Energy Saver

    Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm Addthis Sept. 1-3, 2015 Golden, ...

  8. EnergySmart Schools National Financing Roundtable - Key Outcomes

    SciTech Connect

    2009-04-01

    This document presents key outcomes from the EnergySmart Schools National Financing Roundtable as a follow-up to the release of its Guide to FInancing EnergySmart Schools

  9. EnergySmart Schools National Financing Roundtable II - Key Outcomes

    SciTech Connect

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the discussion at the Financing Roundtable. It provides an overview of the financing opportunities, challenges, and activities involved in achieving high performance schools, as identified by the participants.

  10. Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment A Guide for State, Local & Tribal Leaders and their Partners August 28, 2013 2 Contents 1 Foreword ................................................................................................................................... 5 2 Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................... 6 3 Federal Finance Facilities

  11. Show Me the Money!: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Show Me the Money: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives, and Get Projects Done Show Me the Money: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives, and Get Projects Done December 6, ...

  12. SCE- Non-Residential On-Bill Financing Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The SoCalGas On-Bill Financing (OBF) program offers qualified business customers 0% financing from $5,000 to $100,000 per Service Account (SA) for qualifying projects. All institutional customers ...

  13. End-User Finance: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    End-User Finance: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: End-User Finance: A Guide for Sustainable Energy...

  14. New Financing Tool Expands Market to Institutional Investors...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Financing Tool Expands Market to Institutional Investors Photo of the wheel and helm of a boat. A new financing platform designed to open the market for energy efficiency to ...

  15. Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier June 13, 2016 - 11:00am Addthis Blog post by John J. ...

  16. Alaska Energy Efficiency Finance Forum | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Alaska Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Alaska Energy Efficiency Finance Forum January 14, 2016 9:00AM to 4:00PM AKST Anchorage, Alaska The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is hosting ...

  17. Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Transcript

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document contains the transcript for the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets webinar held on March 12, 2013.

  18. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Guidance Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Relevant guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant financing programs is provided below in the Grantee Letter and supporting appendices listed here. Appendix 1: EECBG Financing Program Annual Report (372.67 KB) Appendix 2: EECBG Program Notice 09-002D Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees on Financing Programs, revised October 17, 2012

  19. Foster-Glocester Regional School District (Rhode Island) - Financing Profile

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2008-12-01

    This document is an EnergySmart Schools Financing Profile of Foster-Glocester Regional School District in Rhode Island

  20. Better Buildings Residential Network, Lessons from On--bill Financing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - termination of service; deferred payment arrangements * Installment charge ... secondary markets financing * Deferred payment arrangements result in lengthening ...

  1. Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Clean Energy Deployment | Department of Energy Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment The Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment resource guide lists the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify - meant to make it easier for state, local

  2. Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefineries | Department of Energy Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Afternoon Plenary Session: Current Trends in the Advanced Bioindustry Bioenergy Project Finance Mechanisms-Mark Riedy, Counsel, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP b13_riedy_ap-1.pdf (270.55 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy

  3. Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy is a resource guide to U.S. government programs that support the development of clean energy projects in the U.S. and abroad. Featuring programs from ten agencies, the guide includes summaries and case studies that can benefit private sector partners in finding capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Now

  4. Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects May 14, 2043 San Diego, California U.S. GRANT Hotel The Office of Indian Energy Tribal Leader Energy Forum on "Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects" was held May 14, 2014, in San Diego, California. The forum provided information on financing tribal renewable energy projects, highlighted opportunities to invest in tribal-owned

  5. Guide to Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Guide to Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Guide to Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Provides a detailed guide to property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, including the PACE process, regulatory issues, frameworks, and other considerations. Author: U.S. Department of Energy Guide to Commercial PACE Financing (544.83 KB) More Documents & Publications Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Primer Commercial Property Assessed Clean

  6. Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Quick Guide

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2009-05-01

    Overview of alternative financing mechanisms avaiable to Federal agencies to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

  7. Alternative Financing for Federal Energy and Water Projects (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2010-04-01

    Overview of alternative financing mechanisms avaiable to Federal agencies to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

  8. Residential Solar Photovoltaics: Comparison of Financing Benefits, Innovations, and Options

    SciTech Connect

    Speer, B.

    2012-10-01

    This report examines relatively new, innovative financing methods for residential photovoltaics (PV) and compares them to traditional self-financing. It provides policymakers with an overview of the residential PV financing mechanisms, describes relative advantages and challenges, and analyzes differences between them where data is available. Because these innovative financing mechanisms have only been implemented in a few locations, this report can inform their wider adoption.

  9. Energy Efficiency & On-Bill Financing for Small Businesses

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency and On-Bill Financing For Small Businesses, presentation for webinar on 5/11/2011.

  10. Innovative Financing Solutions to Hawaii’s Clean Energy Challenges

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Overview of on-bill financing basics, Hawaii's energy landscape and Green Energy Market Securitization. Author: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

  11. Residential Energy Efficiency Financing: Key Elements of Program Design

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presents key programmatic elements and context of financing initiatives, including contractor support, rebates, quality assurance, and more.

  12. Introduction to Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on Nov. 11, 2009, provides information on property-assessed clean energy financing programs.

  13. Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment This report presents the information that homeowners and policy makers need to facilitate PV financing at the residential level. The full range of cash payments, bill savings, and tax incentives is covered, as well as potentially available solar attribute payments. Traditional financing is also compared to innovative solutions, many of which are borrowed from the

  14. Standard Financing Offer Template (IDIQ Attachment J-12)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document features a template to help communicate a finance offer as part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  15. On Bill Financing: SDG&E/SoCalGas

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Information about On-Bill Financing used by Southern California Gas Company and the different options the program offers.

  16. Renewable Energy Finance Workshop | OpenEI Community

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Workshop Home > Renewable Energy Finance Workshop > Posts by term Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds...

  17. webinar_innovation_financing.doc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    financing.doc webinarinnovationfinancing.doc webinarinnovationfinancing.doc webinarinnovationfinancing.doc (77 KB) More Documents & Publications webinarinnovationplanningz...

  18. Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Financial firms may be competitively selected to provide financing, where the solicitation can be handled by the end-user or by an Energy Service Company (ESCO) on behalf of an institution as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The financing agreement is a stand-alone document, separate from the ESPC, between the

  19. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs After

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Grant Retirement | Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs After Grant Retirement Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs After Grant Retirement July 15, 2014 - 12:12pm Addthis The information below will help you manage successful Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) financing programs: July 2014 Letter to EECBG Financing Program Managers. This document: Clarifies DOE's ongoing role in monitoring,

  20. Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy is a resource guide to U.S. government programs that support the development of clean energy projects in the U.S. and abroad. Featuring programs from ten agencies, the guide includes summaries and case studies that can benefit private sector partners in finding capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Now in its

  1. Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Services » Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes Financial incentives and financing programs can help with the cost of making energy efficient home improvements and installing renewable energy systems, such as solar electricity. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Financial incentives and financing programs can help with the cost of making energy efficient home improvements and installing renewable energy systems, such as

  2. Questions Asked during the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    contains the questions asked and the answers provided during the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Webinar financingresidentialenergyefficiencycarbon...

  3. Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Development and Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Essentials | Department of Energy Development and Financing Essentials Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Development and Financing Essentials Watch the DOE Office of Indian Energy advanced course webinar entitled "Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing Essentials" by clicking on the .swf link below. You can also download the presentation slides and a text version of the audio. The presentation provides an overview of developing and financing clean

  4. Salt Lake County Residential Solar Financing Study | Department of Energy

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    Salt Lake County Residential Solar Financing Study Salt Lake County Residential Solar Financing Study As part of our engagement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratories conducting the Salt Lake County Solar America Residential Finance Study, we have drafted this report summarizing the tools and mechanisms available for residential solar projects. These include the financial incentives available, possible financing models that could be used in the County, and a review of the

  5. Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Nonprofit Organizations and Industries |

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    Department of Energy Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Nonprofit Organizations and Industries Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Nonprofit Organizations and Industries State-chartered bond authorities exist in every state. They include healthcare facility authorities, housing finance agencies, higher education facility authorities, and industrial development finance authorities. For those authorities, eligible projects include energy efficiency retrofits for existing facilities owned by eligible

  6. Federal Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing | Department of

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    Energy Federal Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing Federal Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers financing options for agencies that are ready to implement energy and water efficiency projects. Carefully matching available project financing options with specific situations can make the difference between a stalled, unfunded project and a successful project that generates energy and cost savings. To find the right project

  7. Financing U.S. Renewable Energy Projects Through Public Capital Vehicles: Qualitative and Quantitative Benefits

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    Mendelsohn, M.; Feldman, D.

    2013-04-01

    This paper explores the possibility of financing renewable energy projects through raising capital in the public markets. It gives an overview of the size, structure, and benefits of public capital markets, as well as showing how renewable energy projects might take advantage of this source of new funds to lower the cost of electricity.

  8. Structure of adeno-associated virus-2 in complex with neutralizing monoclonal antibody A20

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    McCraw, Dustin M.; O' Donnell, Jason K.; Taylor, Kenneth A.; Stagg, Scott M.; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 ; Chapman, Michael S.

    2012-09-15

    The use of adeno-associated virus (AAV) as a gene therapy vector is limited by the host neutralizing immune response. The cryo-electron microscopy (EM) structure at 8.5 A resolution is determined for a complex of AAV-2 with the Fab' fragment of monoclonal antibody (MAb) A20, the most extensively characterized AAV MAb. The binding footprint is determined through fitting the cryo-EM reconstruction with a homology model following sequencing of the variable domain, and provides a structural basis for integrating diverse prior epitope mappings. The footprint extends from the previously implicated plateau to the side of the spike, and into the conserved canyon, covering a larger area than anticipated. Comparison with structures of binding and non-binding serotypes indicates that recognition depends on a combination of subtle serotype-specific features. Separation of the neutralizing epitope from the heparan sulfate cell attachment site encourages attempts to develop immune-resistant vectors that can still bind to target cells.

  9. Focus Series: OREGON„On Bill Financing Program: On-Bill Financing Brings Lenders and Homeowners On Board

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    OREGON ON-BILL FINANCING PROGRAM On-Bill Financing Brings Lenders and Homeowners on Board Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner Clean Energy Works (CEW) (formerly known as Clean Energy Works Oregon) partnered with Craft3, a nonprofit community development financial institution, to offer low-interest, on-bill financing of home performance upgrades in Oregon to create a new market for financing energy efficiency that resulted in an unprecedented number of upgrades in a short period of

  10. Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment

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    Coughlin, J.; Cory, K.

    2009-03-01

    This report presents the information that homeowners and policy makers need to facilitate PV financing at the residential level. The full range of cash payments, bill savings, and tax incentives is covered, as well as potentially available solar attribute payments. Traditional financing is also compared to innovative solutions, many of which are borrowed from the commercial sector. Together, these mechanisms are critical for making the economic case for a residential PV installation, given its high upfront costs. Unfortunately, these programs are presently limited to select locations around the country. By calling attention to these innovative initiatives, this report aims to help policy makers consider greater adoption of these models to benefit homeowners interested installing a residential PV system.

  11. Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy

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    Federal Financing Programs for Clean Energy is a resource guide to U.S. government programs that support the development of clean energy projects in the U.S. and abroad. Featuring programs from ten agencies, the guide includes summaries and case studies that can benefit private sector partners in finding capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Now in its third edition, the guide includes financing programs for both domestic and international projects. For every program listed, the guide identifies additional contact information to answer questions and provide additional direction. The guide includes programs from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, State, Transportation and Treasury, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Small Business Administration.

  12. Financing Alternatives for Fuel Cell Projects

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    Alternatives for Fuel Cell Projects Presentation to State & Regional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference Call May 21, 2008 Lee White Executive Vice President George K. Baum & Co. Denver, Colorado 303-292-1600 whiteml@gkbaum.com Tax Exempt Bond Financing Requirements for Fuel Cells * Qualified borrowers of tax exempt bonds include governmental entities and 501(c)3 organizations, not private entities * Typical amortization is 15-20 years to match asset life * Secured by the credit of the

  13. Innovative Financing for Clean Energy Technologies

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    Today, as the first global Green Bank Network was announced at an event hosted in Paris by the OECD and Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released an Energy Department report that examines innovative financing mechanisms adopted by eight states— California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Oregon—to spur investments in clean energy, energy efficiency and resilient infrastructure.

  14. Developing financeable projects in Central Europe

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    Chelberg, R.; Prerad, V.

    1995-12-01

    POWER`s engineering and development experience in the Czech Republic creating financeable projects within the power generation industry will be presented. POWER has been involved in the Czech Republic`s privatization process, environmental legislation as well as formation of the regulatory environment. Strategic methods for accomplishing the development of financeable projects often include ownership and financial restructuring of the projects. This is done by utilizing internal cash flows, external debt and equity placement (provided by international financial institutions) by restructuring the facility`s contractual relationships and operations (providing as least cost solution to engineering) and possibly using existing governmental guarantees. In order to make any recommendations on how to come into compliance with the country`s environmental legislation, it is necessary to begin with an analysis of the existing facility. This involves preparation of technical and economic feasibility study, evaluation of technology and preliminary engineering solutions. It further involves restructuring of power sales agreements, heat sales agreements, and fuel supply agreements. The goal is to provide suitable security for the equity and debt financing participants by mitigating risk and creating a single purpose business unit with predictable life and economics.

  15. Modulational instability and associated rogue structures of slow magnetosonic wave in Hall magnetohydrodynamic plasmas

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    Panwar, Anuraj; Ryu, Chang-Mo

    2014-06-15

    The modulational instability and associated rogue structures of a slow magnetosonic wave are investigated for a Hall magnetohydrodynamic plasma. Nonlinear Schrodinger equation is obtained by using the multiple scale method, which shows a modulationally unstable slow magnetosonic mode evolving into bright wavepackets. The dispersive effects induced by the Hall electron current increase with the increase in plasma β and become weaker as the angle of propagation increases. The growth rate of the modulational instability also increases with the increase in plasma β. The growth rate is greatest for the parallel propagation and drops to zero for perpendicular propagation. The envelope wavepacket of a slow magnetosonic is widened with less oscillations as plasma β increases. But the wavepacket becomes slightly narrower and more oscillatory as the angle of propagation increases. Further a non-stationary envelope solution of the Peregrine soliton is analyzed for rogue waves. The Peregrine soliton contracts temporally and expands spatially with increase in plasma β. However, the width of a slow magnetosonic Peregrine soliton decreases both temporally and spatially with increase of the propagation angle.

  16. Project Financing: One Size Does Not Fit All

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    Project Financing: One size does not fit all Jesse Maestas August 8, 2016 2 Learning Objectives * To understand the major types of alternatively financed contract mechanisms * Provide concepts for evaluation of which mechanism is the best fit for potential projects * Illustrate how key variables/choices impact the financial viability of projects. 3 Major Types of Alternatively Financed Projects * Government Owned Equipment - Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) - ESPC ENABLE - Utility

  17. Workshop Explores Energy Project Financing Options for Southwest Alaska |

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    Department of Energy Explores Energy Project Financing Options for Southwest Alaska Workshop Explores Energy Project Financing Options for Southwest Alaska March 10, 2016 - 2:07pm Addthis Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photo by Andrew Petersen. Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photo by Andrew Petersen. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy hosted a Project Development and Finance workshop in conjunction with the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) Annual Economic Summit in

  18. Better Buildings - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and

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    Incetntives: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings | Department of Energy - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and Incetntives: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings Better Buildings - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and Incetntives: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings Better Buildings - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and Incentives: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings. Spotlight

  19. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan:

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    Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives | Department of Energy Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives. Spotlight on Michigan (618.46 KB) More Documents & Publications Spotlight on Michigan:

  20. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance

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    Grantee Letter | Department of Energy Guidance Grantee Letter Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Grantee Letter This document clarifies the U.S. Department of Energy's ongoing role in the monitoring, reporting, and oversight of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant-funded financing programs, including Revolving Loan Funds, Loan Loss Reserves, and Interest Rate Buydowns. July 2014 Letter to EECGB Financing Program Managers (256.42 KB) More

  1. 2014 Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance

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    Workshop Agenda and Presentations | Department of Energy 4 Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations 2014 Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations Download the agenda and available presentations from guest speakers at the Office of Indian Energy's Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance workshop held July 29-31, 2014, at the National Renewable

  2. 2015 Alaska Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and

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    Presentations | Department of Energy Alaska Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations 2015 Alaska Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted three back-to-back Alaska Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops in Bethel, Dillingham, and Juneau, Alaska, from March 23-April 1, 2015. Below are agendas and presentations from the workshops. Bethel Agenda (302.31 KB) Dillingham Agenda (176.42 KB)

  3. Additional Funding & Financing Resources | Department of Energy

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    Additional Funding & Financing Resources Additional Funding & Financing Resources Workers use a giant crane to lift the blade assembly on a wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Workers use a giant crane to lift the blade assembly on a wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Want to know more about funding and financing for energy projects and businesses? Check out general resources at the Energy

  4. Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and

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    Clean Energy Deployment | Department of Energy Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment This webinar, held on Sept. 24, 2013, provides information on federal finance facilities available for energy efficiency upgrades and clean energy deployment. Examples include USDA's Electric Loan Program, HUD's PowerSaver Home Improvement Loans Program,

  5. Financing for Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts | Department of

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    Energy Financing for Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts Financing for Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts Financing is a significant portion of utility energy service contract (UESC) costs. Experience shows several things the federal government can do to get the best value by reducing UESC financial transaction costs and interest. Interest Rates Interest rates are based on the sum of an index rate on the date the transaction is signed and a "premium" or

  6. Find Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades | Department of Energy

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    Commercial Buildings » Find Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Find Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Photo of a block in lower downtown Denver that is part of Living City Block, a DOE Commercial Building Partnerships participant. Financing need not be a barrier to improving energy efficiency in your commercial building. There are federal, state, and local and tax incentives for energy efficiency upgrades, and other financial opportunities to help you meet your energy goals. The

  7. Project Financing: From Identification to Implementation | Department of

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    Energy Project Financing: From Identification to Implementation Project Financing: From Identification to Implementation This presentation discusses various means to measure the financial impact of energy efficiency projects from simple payback to annualized cost analysis. Project Financing: From Identification to Implementation (April 16, 2009) (434.04 KB) More Documents & Publications Project Reports for Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - 2010 Project Field Demonstration of

  8. Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and

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    Presentations: Colorado | Department of Energy Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations: Colorado Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations: Colorado Download the agenda and available presentations from guest speakers at the DOE Office of Indian Energy's Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance workshop held Sept. 1-3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden,

  9. Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Resources | Department of

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    Energy Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Resources Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Resources PACE financing allows homeowners to benefit from energy improvements immediately and pay back the cost over time through their property taxes. If the property is sold, including through foreclosure, the remaining PACE assessment will stay with the more energy efficient property and the next owner is responsible for outstanding PACE assessment. On July 19, 2016 the White

  10. Funding & Financing for Energy Projects | Department of Energy

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    Projects Funding & Financing for Energy Projects A concentrating solar power system being installed in Gila Bend, Arizona. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. A concentrating solar power system being installed in Gila Bend, Arizona. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Are you a state, local or tribal government, or private sector partner, looking for resources or financing to support an energy project? Learn about funding and financing opportunities. AT THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT Loan Programs Office: The

  11. Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado |

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    Department of Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado Commercial-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm Addthis Sept. 1-3, 2015 Golden, Colorado National Renewable Energy Laboratory The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted a Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop on Sept. 1-3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Download workshop agenda and presentations.

  12. Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop:

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    Colorado | Department of Energy and Finance Workshop: Colorado Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado July 9, 2013 - 5:27pm Addthis July 9-11, 2013 Golden, Colorado National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Office of Indian Energy hosted a Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop July 9-11 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Twenty participants from 13 Tribes took part in this training

  13. Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From

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    Buydown to Uptake | Department of Energy Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake In early 2011, the ShopSmart with JEA program in Jacksonville, Florida, began offering an energy efficiency interest rate buydown incentive in an effort to provide more enticing and affordable loans for homeowners to finance energy efficiency upgrades. Using seed

  14. Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Concepts |

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    Department of Energy Concepts Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Concepts Watch the DOE Office of Indian Energy's advanced renewable energy course entitled "Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Financing Concepts" by clicking on the .swf link below. You can also download a PDF of the PowerPoint slides. This course covers the following concepts for financing renewable energy projects on tribal lands: Levelized Cost of Energy Business

  15. Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial

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    Sector -- Part 1 | Department of Energy Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Slides from the Better Buildings webinar presented on May 4, 2011: Survey of Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Sponsored by State Governments Oregon Energy Loan: Financingg Oregon Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Abundant Power Solutions ADECA Leveraged Clean Energy

  16. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition

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    to a Sustainable Level of Incentives | Department of Energy Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives (599.85 KB) More Documents &

  17. Using Small Business Administration Financing for Energy Efficiency

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    Upgrades | Department of Energy Using Small Business Administration Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Using Small Business Administration Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Using Small Business Administration Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Lead Performer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Golden, CO FY16 DOE Funding: $100,000 Project Term: October 1, 2012 - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE This project is deploying Small

  18. 2015 Alaska Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and...

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    DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted three back-to-back Alaska Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops in Bethel, Dillingham, and Juneau, Alaska, from March ...

  19. 2015 RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE WORKSHOP

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    ... Step 3: Project Refinement-Planning and Development * Grants (USDA, Regional Corporation Partnerships, Incentives, Loans, ESPCs) * Finance, Paul Schwabe of NREL * Diesel ...

  20. Mini Grid Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy...

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    Micro-finance and Micro and Small Business (MSB) Development: Lessons for the Nicaragua Off-grid Rural Electrification Project, ESMAP, M. Motta and K. Reiche. References...

  1. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan...

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    Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of ...

  2. Third-Party Financing and Power Purchase Agreements for Public...

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    Soft Costs Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory may27thppaforpvwebinarjasoncoughlinnrel.ppt (588.5 KB) More Documents & Publications Third-Party Financing and Power ...

  3. Strategies to Finance Large-Scale Deployment of Renewable Energy...

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    to Finance Large-Scale Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development and Infrastructure Approach Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name:...

  4. UNDP Readiness for Climate Finance | Open Energy Information

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    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector: Climate Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Finance, Low...

  5. Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy...

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    Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms AgencyCompany Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus...

  6. Local Option- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

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    Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money through their local government to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically...

  7. Energy Department Announces New Energy Efficiency Financing Publicatio...

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    Alliant Energy, Manitoba Hydro, United Illuminating (Connecticut), Connecticut Light and Power and National Grid. Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills was...

  8. Local Option- PACE Financing / Energy Property Assessment District (EPAD)

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    Note: In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes...

  9. Federal Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing | Department...

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    The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers financing options for agencies that ... Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) FEMP provides ...

  10. Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector...

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    all aspects of the sector including technology innovation, project development, (SME) business and industry support, consumer awareness and end-user finance. Regardless of...

  11. Renewable Energy Finance Workshop | OpenEI Community

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    Renewable Energy Finance Workshop Home > Features > Groups Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds Content type Blog entry Discussion Document Event Poll Question Keywords...

  12. Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier

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    The Energy Department's updated guide makes it fast and efficient to locate federal financing opportunities for clean energy projects at home and abroad.

  13. Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency...

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    Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Agency...

  14. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine...

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    on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better ...

  15. New Financing Tool Expands Market to Institutional Investors

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    A new financing platform designed to open the market for energy efficiency to institutional investors, known as Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), was launched in April 2014

  16. NREL-Third-Party Financing and Power Purchasing Agreements for...

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    to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Third-Party Financing and Power Purchasing Agreements for Public Sector PV Projects AgencyCompany Organization: National...

  17. A Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans, and PPAs

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    This guide is designed to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing and select the best option for their needs. It describes three popular residential solar financing choices—leases, PPAs, and loans— and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as how they compare to a direct cash purchase. It attempts to clarify key solar financing terms and provides a list of questions homeowners might consider before deciding if and how to proceed with installing a solar system. Finally, it provides a list of other resources to help homeowners learn more about financing a solar PV system.

  18. 2015 RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE WORKSHOP

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    and potential pitfalls of developing and financing community and facility scale renewable energy projects 2) Determine how the development of a renewable energy project could ...

  19. Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...

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    Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...

  20. EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate...

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    Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative:...

  1. Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation | Open Energy Information

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    Global Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations...

  2. Vietnam-Development Policy Operation (DPO) Financing | Open Energy...

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    Policy Operation Financing AgencyCompany Organization France Agency of Development (AFD) Partner JICA, CIDA, WB, Korean Exim, AusAid Sector Climate Focus Area Non-renewable...

  3. Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance...

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    Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance and investment perspectives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Scaling up Renewable Energy in...

  4. Better Buildings Residential Network Financing and Revenue Peer...

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    Peer Exchange Call: Revenues from Employee Benefit Programs Call Slides and Summary ... norm and to create both the demand and the financing for employee residential upgrades." ...

  5. Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance | Open Energy Information

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    LAUNCH TOOL Name: Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance AgencyCompany Organization: J. Pater Salmon, J. Meurice, N. Wobus, F. Stern, and M. Duaime Partner: National Renewable...

  6. Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and...

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    ... National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Green Lab Initial scoping study and gap analysis of financing solutions for the SBSP sector 5 | Building ...

  7. CTI-Private Financing Advisory Network | Open Energy Information

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    and technical assistance to project developers and proponents in developing and transition countries to assist them in the preparation of project financing proposals meeting...

  8. Energy Department Releases New Clean Energy Finance Guide

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    A new resource can help state, local and tribal governments -- and their partners in the private sector -- find financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

  9. Monitoring Climate Finance and ODA | Open Energy Information

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    investment finance toward low-carbon and climate-resilient solutions. In this complex landscape, keeping track of financial support for adaptation and mitigation will be a...

  10. Ex-Im Bank Environmental Export Finance Program | Open Energy...

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    financing for U.S. exports of: Renewable energy equipment Wastewater treatment projects Air pollution technologies Waste management services Other various environmental goods and...

  11. Better Buildings - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and...

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    to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings Better Buildings - Spotlight on Portland, Oregon; Financing and Incetntives: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage ...

  12. Grid Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy Information

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    0,, References: Grid Renewable Energy-Financing Mechanisms 1 Resources "Financial Risk Management Instruments for Renewable Energy Projects, Summary Document, United...

  13. On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Improvements: A Review of Current Program Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review of Current Program ...

  14. Community Wind Handbook/Research Project Economics & Financing...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    * Submit Permit Applications * Find an Installer * Purchase Equipment * Plan for Maintenance Research Project Economics & Financing Generally defined as the amount of time it...

  15. Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Concepts...

    Energy Saver

    Concepts Tribal Renewable Energy Advanced Course: Project Financing Concepts Watch the DOE Office of Indian Energy's advanced renewable energy course entitled "Tribal Renewable ...

  16. Financing U.S. Renewable Energy Projects Through Public Capital...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Financing U.S. Renewable Energy Projects Through Public Capital Vehicles: Qualitative and ... Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for ...

  17. Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial Financing...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Using Partnerships to Drive Demand and Provide Services in Communities Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs The Dog Days of Summer - ...

  18. Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    as the performance contract. The financing agreement and the performance contract are linked through the payment schedules and the ESCO's guarantee that the annual guaranteed...

  19. Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Agenda for the Office of Indian Energy Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop July 9-11.

  20. Renewable Energy Finance Workshop - Q & A | OpenEI Community

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Workshop - Q & A Home > Renewable Energy Finance Workshop Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds No questions have been added to this group yet....

  1. Peer Exchange Call on Financing and Revenue: Bond Funding

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call on Financing and Revenue: Bond Funding, call slides and discussion summary, March 28, 2013.

  2. Making Energy Funding and Financing Opportunities Easier to Find...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    our Energy Finance Working Group team has sectioned the ... Laboratories, which are world-class scientific facilities ... and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. ...

  3. EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities | Open Energy Information

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    Type: Publications Website: www.ebrd.comdownloadsresearchfactsheetsseff.pdf Cost: Free EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities Screenshot References: EBRD-Sustainable...

  4. Financing and Contracting Decisions for Solar Projects on Federal Sites

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Selecting the financing or contracting option for the federal solar project can be a complex decision, especially if funding from the agency has not been designated.

  5. Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Creative Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, call slides and discussion summary.

  6. How On-Bill Financing Unlocks Energy Efficiency

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Briefing about on-bill financing held by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. Author: Environmental and Energy Study Institute

  7. Monitoring and Tracking Long-Term Finance to Support Climate...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Sector: Energy, Climate Topics: Finance, GHG inventory Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.oecd.orgdataoecd575748073739.pdf Cost:...

  8. White House, DOE Announce New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives...

    Energy Saver

    White House, DOE Announce New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives as Market Grows The HERO logo. The Obama Administration's Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative is working to ...

  9. Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Transcript...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Transcript Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Transcript This document contains the transcript for the ...

  10. Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Financing Solar | Department...

    Energy Saver

    Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Financing Solar Financial innovations-independent of technology-cost improvements-could cut the cost of solar energy to customers and ...

  11. Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Better Buildings ... Financingg Oregon Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Abundant Power Solutions ADECA ...

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call on Financing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Revenue Calls 2272015 2 Participating Programs and Organizations * Wisconsin * New Hampshire * Toledo, OH * Washington State * Clean Energy Finance Center 2272015 3 Program ...

  13. Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Mexico Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations: New Mexico Download the agenda and available presentations from guest speakers at the ...

  14. BetterBuildings Financing Peer Exchange Call: Commercial PACE...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2011 BetterBuildings Financing Peer Exchange Call: Commercial PACE Call Slides and Discussion Summary Agenda * Call Logistics and Attendance * Commercial PACE Overview and ...

  15. CBEI: Demonstrating On-Bill Financing to Encourage Deep Retrofits...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    CBEI: Demonstrating On-Bill Financing to Encourage Deep Retrofits - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Rudy Terry, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. View the Presentation PDF icon ...

  16. Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit AgencyCompany Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance...

  17. Fundamentals of financing energy conservation projects

    SciTech Connect

    Falkowitz, E.

    1998-04-01

    Approximately three years ago, the utilities started preparing for deregulation. Energy savings concerns and rebate programs were suspended by the fear of retail wheeling. Utilities were becoming more interested in increasing load and their customer base because, under deregulation, competitors would be stealing their customer base with cheaper prices and incentive packages. Thus, the commitment of utilities shifted from supplying power under their obligation to serve the customer, and to obtain a reasonable return for the stockholder to increasing their market share. As a consequence of the evaporation of utility incentive payments, financing has taken on a larger role in developing viable projects. The developer has to present projects to his customers as they stand on economic benefits, and without the help of rebate incentives. Financing energy conservation deals is the province of a small community of financiers who have expertise to present and explain deals to lenders. Other available funding sources are: banks; insurance companies; utility subsidiaries; energy funds and green funds; private investors; and leasing companies.

  18. Potential of Securitization in Solar PV Finance

    SciTech Connect

    Lowder, T.; Mendelsohn, M.

    2013-12-01

    This report aims to demonstrate, hypothetically and at a high level, what volumes of solar deployment could be supported given solar industry access to the capital markets in the form of security issuance. Securitization is not anticipated to replace tax equity in the near- to mid-term, but it could provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given solar project or portfolio. Thus, the potential to securitize solar assets and seek financing in the capital markets could help to sustain the solar industry when the investment tax credit (ITC) -- one of the federal incentives that has leveraged billions of dollars of private capital in the solar industry -- drops from 30% to 10% at the close of 2016. The report offers analysis on the size of the U.S. third-party financed solar market, as well as on the volumes (in MW) of solar asset origination possible through a $100 million securitization fund (assuming no overcollateralization). It also provides data on the size of the relevant securities markets and how the solar asset class may fit into these markets.

  19. Scattering of electromagnetic waves by vortex density structures associated with interchange instability: Analytical and large scale plasma simulation results

    SciTech Connect

    Sotnikov, V.; Kim, T.; Lundberg, J.; Paraschiv, I.; Mehlhorn, T. A.

    2014-05-15

    The presence of plasma turbulence can strongly influence propagation properties of electromagnetic signals used for surveillance and communication. In particular, we are interested in the generation of low frequency plasma density irregularities in the form of coherent vortex structures. Interchange or flute type density irregularities in magnetized plasma are associated with Rayleigh-Taylor type instability. These types of density irregularities play an important role in refraction and scattering of high frequency electromagnetic signals propagating in the earth ionosphere, in high energy density physics, and in many other applications. We will discuss scattering of high frequency electromagnetic waves on low frequency density irregularities due to the presence of vortex density structures associated with interchange instability. We will also present particle-in-cell simulation results of electromagnetic scattering on vortex type density structures using the large scale plasma code LSP and compare them with analytical results.

  20. Introduction to Developing and Financing Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Introduction to Developing and Financing Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands Review of Workshop Structure * Introduction and Motivation * Renewable Energy Technology Overview * Abbreviated Five-Step Development Process * System Advisor Model Training * "Office Hours" for detailed technical assistance/Q&A on your specific projects 2 Economic *Jobs *Income *Cost savings *Cost stabilization *Industry exposure Social *Energy reliability (diversification) *Energy independence

  1. Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. It focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades and walks through the financing options available to K-12 schools and provides case studies of six school districts from around the country.

  2. Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Non-Wind (includes solar) Oregon (2x) Utah (2.4x) (RPG) West Virginia (RPG) (3x for renewable energy on a reclaimed mine) Texas (2x) Nevada (2.4-2.45x) Michigan (3x) Delaware (3x) ...

  3. Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Evaluates policies regarding new renewable energy development based on industry literature, publically available data and questionnaires. Author: Michael Mendelsohn and Claire ...

  4. DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing...

    Energy Saver

    Small Unmanned Airvehicles Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cells Technologies Office The Energy Department will present a live a webinar titled "Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Small Unmanned ...

  5. Strategies for financing energy projects in East Central Europe

    SciTech Connect

    Fortino, S.E.

    1995-12-01

    This paper discusses financing options available for energy (power/steam) projects in East Central Europe. It is intended to be an overview and practical guide to such options in today`s environment. A survey is made of the principal multilateral and other financial institutions providing funding and/or credit support in the region. These include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the export credit agencies, and the commercial banks. Specific guarantee and other support mechanisms which some of these institutions provide are covered, including the latest developments. In addition to loan financing, potential sources of equity financing are discussed. Next, a description of the credit rating process by such institutions as Standard and Poor`s, and an example of a successful rating effort in the Czech Republic, lead into a discussion of accessing foreign and domestic bond markets to finance energy projects in the region.

  6. FEMP (Federal Energy Management Program) presents alternative financing guidance memoranda

    SciTech Connect

    1998-06-01

    Utility financing of energy efficient measures becomes easier to accomplish with the two new alternative financing guidance memoranda, released April 17, 1998, that address the use of utility incentives for Federal facilities. The memoranda have been approved by the Alternative Financing Guidance Committee on the Interagency Energy Management Task Force. The memoranda include: (1) Policy Statement No. 001: Authority to Sole Source Utility Service Contracts as Referenced in Section 152 of the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992; and (2) Policy Statement No. 002: Congressional Notification for Utility Projects Under the Authority of Section 152 of the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992. The purpose for developing the financing memoranda was to address specific issues within current Federal procurement regulations that require clarification or guidance. This new guidance will allow for increased use of utility incentives as a means of financing energy efficient and life cycle cost-effective projects in Federal facilities.

  7. Battling myths in institutional energy financing

    SciTech Connect

    Hansen, S.J.

    1988-01-01

    The history of our energy situation seems to be well grounded in myths, misinformation and misunderstanding. In 1926, the Fuel Oil Conservation Board announced we had six years of oil left. In 1939, the Department of Interior declared we had thirteen years of oil left. As of August 1, 1975, the Federal Energy Administration said we had sufficient oil resources to last 3,419 days, or slightly more than nine years. Today energy is wrapped in the mantle of skepticism, cynicism or, at best, apathy. Our dependency on foreign oil is greater than in 1973. Energy analysts with considerable caution and careful deliberation are predicting $38 a barrel oil by 1992. Private sector energy financing, also called performance contracting, shared savings, etc., which in itself is a problem does provide a new arsenal to fight the quiet battle for energy efficiency.

  8. Helping to Finance the Future of Clean Coal | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Helping to Finance the Future of Clean Coal Helping to Finance the Future of Clean Coal August 21, 2014 - 10:30am Addthis Helping to Finance the Future of Clean Coal Peter W. ...

  9. Big & Small Ideas: How to Lower Costs of Project Finance to achieve...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ssgrandchallengefinancearfin.pdf More Documents & Publications Finance Idol Word Cloud Developing Big and Small Ideas: How Can We Lower the Costs of Project Finance to...

  10. Policy and Financing for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Agriculture Topics: Finance, Policiesdeployment programs Resource Type: Guidemanual, Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.caadp.netpdfPolicy%20and%20Financing%20for%2...

  11. Structural and Dynamic Characterization of Amorphous Solids and Associated Phase Transitions. Final Report

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    Yarger, J. L.

    2000-08-15

    The effect of hydrostatic pressure on the structure of glasses is not well understood. There is extensive evidence now indicating that glasses undergo structural transformation upon application of pressure. These transformations are usually evidenced by changes in density, sound velocity, and structural changes from diffraction measurements (x-ray and neutron). In vitreous GeO{sub 2}, a change in Ge-coordination from 4-6 is evidenced on the application of pressure. The coordination change reverts back to 4 on releasing the pressure indicating that the structural transformation is reversible with pressure. But a shift towards higher Q (inverse space) of the first sharp diffraction peak (FSDP) on the pressure compacted v-SiO{sub 2} and v-GeO{sub 2} suggests that application of pressure has both reversible and irreversible components such that on the release of pressure, the glass remains in a permanently compacted state.

  12. Association in ethylammonium nitrate-dimethyl sulfoxide mixtures: First structural and dynamical evidences

    SciTech Connect

    Russina, Olga; Macchiagodena, Marina; Kirchner, Barbara; Mariani, Alessandro; Aoun, Bachir; Russina, Margarita; Caminiti, Ruggero; Triolo, Alessandro

    2015-01-01

    Here we report the first structural and dynamic investigation on ethylammonium nitrate, a representative protic Ionic liquid, and dimethylsulfoxide. By using joined x/ray and neutron diffraction, we exploit the EPSR approach to extract structural information at atomistic level. EAN/DMSO turns out to be homogeneous at microscopic scales and indications for the existence of a structural leit motiv with stoichiometric composition 2DMSO:1EAN are found. Dielectric spectroscopy is used to access the relaxation map of the DMSO:EAN = 60:40 mixture. No crystallisation is detected and three relaxation processes could be characterised. Overall this study provides new indications of strict analogies between water and ethylammonium nitrate. (c) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. On-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    On-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs On-Bill Financing and Repayment Programs On-bill financing and on-bill repayment programs provide two options for property owners to pay for investments in clean energy upgrades through their utility. While electric utilities and natural gas companies typically run on-bill programs, there is an opportunity for state and local governments to capitalize on new on-bill loan funds and/or provide credit enhancement for existing on-bill funds. Depending on the

  14. Financing residential energy conservation investment in the Northwest, 1985

    SciTech Connect

    Fang, J.M.; Hattrup, M.P.; Nordi,, R.T.; Ivey, D.L.

    1987-05-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has analyzed how households in the Pacific Northwest financed their investments in energy conservation measures during the 1983-85 period, how they would finance their likely future investments, and related topics regarding conservation investments and financing. The information was collected through a stratified random telephone survey of householders conducted in October/November 1985 in the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) service area in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Western Montana. This information will be used by BPA to facilitate the planning, design, and implementation of relevant conservation programs such as the Residential Weatherization Program, and potential programs of bank and utility loans.

  15. Technical basis for the aboveground structure failure and associated represented hazardous conditions

    SciTech Connect

    MANGAN, D.

    2003-03-20

    The purpose of the Technical Basis Document is to determine the consequences and frequency of aboveground structure failures. These failures include drops of contained equipment, such as a pump, from a SST or DST, a crane failure resulting in a load drop onto a HEPA filter. These failures can result in an uncontrolled release of radiological and toxicological material.

  16. Clean coal technology: Export finance programs

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-30

    Participation by US firms in the development of Clean Coal. Technology (CCT) projects in foreign countries will help the United States achieve multiple national objectives simultaneously--addressing critical goals related to energy, environmental technology, industrial competitiveness and international trade. US participation in these projects will result in an improved global environment, an improvement in the balance of payments and an increase in US jobs. Meanwhile, host countries will benefit from the development of economically- and environmentally-sound power facilities. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-549, Section 409) as supplemented by a requirement in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486, Section 1331(f)) requires that the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Subgroup on Clean Coal Technologies, submit a report to Congress with information on the status of recommendations made in the US Department of Energy, Clean Coal Technology Export Programs, Report to the United States Congress, February 1992. Specific emphasis is placed on the adequacy of financial assistance for export of CCTS. This report fulfills the requirements of the Act. In addition, although this report focuses on CCT power projects, the issues it raises about the financing of these projects are also relevant to other CCT projects such as industrial applications or coal preparation, as well as to a much broader range of energy and environmental technology projects worldwide.

  17. Structure of the DUF2233 Domain in Bacteria and the Stuttering-associated

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    UCE Glycoprotein | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource the DUF2233 Domain in Bacteria and the Stuttering-associated UCE Glycoprotein Wednesday, July 31, 2013 UCE figure DUF2233, a Domain of Unknown Function (DUF), is present in ~1200 bacterial and several viral and eukaryotic proteins. DUF2233 has been identified in proteins ranging in size from ~300-2000 residues. The 515 amino acid mammalian transmembrane glycoprotein α-N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphodiester N-acetylglucosaminidase

  18. A STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT OF UNDERGROUND PIPING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSFER OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE

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    Wiersma, B

    2006-04-25

    Radioactive wastes are confined in 49 underground storage tanks at the Savannah River Site. The waste is transported between tanks via underground transfer piping. An assessment of the structural integrity of the transfer piping was performed to ensure that the present condition of the piping was sound and to provide life expectancy estimates for the piping based on anticipated service. The assessment reviewed the original design of the piping, the potential and observed degradation mechanisms, the results from past inspections of the piping, and a Fitness-For-Service evaluation for a section of piping that experienced pitting in a locally thinned area. The assessment concluded that the piping was structurally sound. Assuming that service conditions remain the same, the piping will remain functional for its intended service life.

  19. SREC-Based Financing Program (ACE, JCP&L, RECO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In September 2007 the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) began an investigation into ways to develop and support the solar financing mechanisms based on Solar Renewable Energy Certificates ...

  20. Financing Tool Fits the Bill | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    For many homeowners, the energy savings can offset a significant portion of their energy efficiency loan payment. In Oregon, Clean Energy Works offered on-bill financing as part of ...

  1. Financing the Growing American Auto Industry | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    the Growing American Auto Industry Financing the Growing American Auto Industry March 26, 2015 - 12:01am Addthis Peter W. Davidson Peter W. Davidson Former Executive Director of ...

  2. Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Indian Energy's Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance workshop held June 9-11, 2015, at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. ...

  3. Georgia Environmental Finance Authority- Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The residential energy efficiency financing programs, which are funded through GEFA, allow homeowners to apply for funding to carry out a variety of upgrades and improvement measures, including a...

  4. Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance...

    Energy Saver

    Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop: Colorado July 9, 2013 - 5:27pm Addthis July 9-11, 2013 Golden, Colorado National Renewable Energy ...

  5. Tribal Clean Energy Financing Forum Agenda and Registration Form

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Download the agenda and registration form for the Tribal Leader Forum on "Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects,” to be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the US GRANT hotel in...

  6. Banking on Solar: Debt Finance in Today's Distributed Market (Poster)

    SciTech Connect

    Louder, T.

    2014-10-01

    Over the last two years, several entities - from banks to credit unions to solar finance companies -have rolled out distributed solar-specific loan programs in the United States. These solar-specific loans are a distinct loan in that the underwriting, loan terms, lender security interest, and other programmatic aspects are designed exclusively for the financing of solar installations. Until recently, loan financing for distributed solar installations was largely through home equity loans, commercial loans, and other standardized loan products available to homeowners and businesses for general expenditures. However, as the U.S. solar market matures, so too are its financing options, and solar-specific loans stand to gain market share. This poster was presented at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas, NV in October 2014.

  7. Renewable Energy Finance Workshop | OpenEI Community

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Groups > Groups > Renewable Energy Finance Workshop Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds There are no feeds from external sites for this group. Groups Menu You must login in...

  8. A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Clean Energy States Alliance has released a guide to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar PV system financing. The free online publication helps help homeowners...

  9. Big and Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE hosted the "Big & Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs" breakout session during the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum. This session explored a range of...

  10. Otter Tail Power Company - Dollar Smart Financing Program | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Customers who have satisfactory 12-month payment histories with Otter Tail or another utility may use the 8.5% interest rate loan to finance purchases of new electric...

  11. WilderHill New Energy Finance LLC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Kingdom Product: Joint venture set up to publish the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX). References: WilderHill New Energy Finance LLC1 This article is a...

  12. FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Projects And Actions To Spur Innovation And Promote Energy Access Globally | Department of Energy FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects And Actions To Spur Innovation And Promote Energy Access Globally FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects And Actions To Spur Innovation And Promote Energy Access Globally November 14, 2016 - 8:43am Addthis News Media Contact 202-586-4940 DOENews@hq.doe.gov

  13. Directory of financing sources for foreign energy projects

    SciTech Connect

    La Ferla, L.

    1995-09-01

    The Office of National Security Policy has produced this Directory of Financing Sources for Foreign Energy Projects. The Directory reviews programs that offer financing from US government agencies, multilateral organizations, public, private, and quasi-private investment funds, and local commercial and state development banks. The main US government agencies covered are the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Export-Import Bank of the US (EXIM Bank), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, and the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA). Other US Government Sources includes market funds that have been in part capitalized using US government agency funds. Multilateral organizations include the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and various organizations of the United Nations. The Directory lists available public, private, and quasi-private sources of financing in key emerging markets in the Newly Independent States and other developing countries of strategic interest to the US Department of Energy. The sources of financing listed in this directory should be considered indicative rather than inclusive of all potential sources of financing. Initial focus is on the Russian Federation, Ukraine, india, China, and Pakistan. Separate self-contained sections have been developed for each of the countries to enable the user to readily access market-specific information and to support country-specific Departmental initiatives. For each country, the directory is organized to follow the project life cycle--from prefeasibility, feasibility, project finance, cofinancing, and trade finance, through to technical assistance and training. Programs on investment and export insurance are excluded.

  14. Financing Energy Efficiency: Loan Loss Reserves as Credit Enhancements |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Efficiency: Loan Loss Reserves as Credit Enhancements Financing Energy Efficiency: Loan Loss Reserves as Credit Enhancements This webinar, held on May 26, 2010, provides information on how to use loan loss reserve funds as credit enhancements for energy efficiency program financing, including examples from Michigan and Colorado. Transcript Presentation (3.03 MB) More Documents & Publications Primer on Clean Energy Lending: The Major Components and Options Credit

  15. Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Portfolios | Department of Energy Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs14_langner_040413.pdf (500.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Technology Performance Exchange -

  16. Financing and Investing in Tribal Reewbal Energy Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects May 14 th , 2014 SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN HOTEL 326 Broadway * San Diego, CA 92101 * (619) 232-3121 The eighth in a series of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy-sponsored Tribal Leader Forums, this event is designed to provide tribal leaders, executives, and other project stakeholders with information on tribal renewable energy project. This forum will cover how to finance renewable energy projects, as well as highlight

  17. Pre-Packaged Commercial Property-Accessed Clean Energy Financing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solutions - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of Energy Pre-Packaged Commercial Property-Accessed Clean Energy Financing Solutions - 2014 BTO Peer Review Pre-Packaged Commercial Property-Accessed Clean Energy Financing Solutions - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Michael Wallander, EcoCity Partners The objective of the EcoCity Partners' project is to demonstrate a more streamlined method for facilitating commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) retrofits. The project is seeking to

  18. Effective Use of Appropriations and Alternative Finance to Fund Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Efficiency | Department of Energy Presentation-given at the April 2012 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting-covers an effort to develop a representative project of energy efficiency measures to study; and a tool that helps select which measures to fund with appropriations and which to fund with private financing. Download the Effective Use of Appropriations and Alternative Finance to Fund Energy Efficiency presentation. (714.33 KB) More Documents & Publications How

  19. Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options on

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Installations on K-12 Schools | Department of Energy Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options on Solar Installations on K-12 Schools Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options on Solar Installations on K-12 Schools This report focuses on financial options developed specifically for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in three California public school districts. 51815.pdf (1.07 MB) More Documents & Publications

  20. Revenue-requirement approach to analysis of financing alternatives

    SciTech Connect

    Ewers, B.J.; Wheaton, K.E.

    1984-07-19

    The minimum revenue requirement discipline (MRRD) is accepted throughout the utility industry as a tool to be used for economic decisions and rate making. At least one utility company has also used MRRD in the analysis of financing alternatives. This article was written to show the versatility of the revenue requirement discipline. It demonstrates that this methodology is appropriate not only for evaluating traditional capital budgeting decisions, but also for identifying the most economic financing alternatives. 5 references, 4 figures, 4 tables.

  1. White House, DOE Announce New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives as

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    Market Grows | Department of Energy White House, DOE Announce New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives as Market Grows White House, DOE Announce New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives as Market Grows The HERO logo. The Obama Administration's Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative is working to provide American households with more tools to complete renewable and home energy efficiency improvements. As part of this effort, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released updated "Best

  2. DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High

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    Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More | Department of Energy Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More September 18, 2014 - 3:34pm Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to

  3. Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are

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    Available for You? | Department of Energy Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You? Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You? March 23, 2015 - 3:03pm Addthis Residential solar energy systems such as these in a Boulder, Colorado neighborhood are eligible for tax credits through 2016. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Residential solar energy systems such as these in a Boulder,

  4. Clean Energy Finance for Global Cooperation and Competition | Department of

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    Energy Clean Energy Finance for Global Cooperation and Competition Clean Energy Finance for Global Cooperation and Competition May 11, 2015 - 5:11pm Addthis Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at a meeting during a Business Development Mission to the People's Republic of China. Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at a meeting during a Business Development Mission to the People's Republic of China. Peter W. Davidson Peter W. Davidson Former Executive Director of

  5. Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: New Mexico |

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    Department of Energy New Mexico Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: New Mexico July 28, 2015 - 11:22am Addthis July 28-29, 2015 Albuquerque, New Mexico Pueblo Cultural Center The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted a Community-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop on July 28-29, 2015, at the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Download workshop agenda and presentations. Addthis Related Articles Community-Scale Project Development

  6. Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Oklahoma |

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    Department of Energy Oklahoma Community-Scale Project Development and Finance Workshop: Oklahoma June 9, 2015 - 10:19am Addthis June 9-11, 2015 Norman, Oklahoma Riverwind Hotel and Casino The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted a Community-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop June 9-11, 2015, at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. Download the agenda and presentations. Addthis Related Articles Ted Wright of the Stillaguamish Tribe and Shannon Loeve

  7. Comprehensive Energy Projects (CEP) and Innovative Financing | Department

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    of Energy Comprehensive Energy Projects (CEP) and Innovative Financing Comprehensive Energy Projects (CEP) and Innovative Financing Presented at the Technology Transition Corporation and U.S. Department of Energy Webinar: The Top 5 Fuel Cell States: Why Local Policies Mean Green Growth, June 21, 2011. infocalljun21_donoho.pdf (1.81 MB) More Documents & Publications Sonoma County Solar Implementation Plan 2010 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Global Commercialization & Development Update

  8. DOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal

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    Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More | Department of Energy Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More October 1, 2014 - 5:51pm Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the

  9. Blueprint for financing geothermal district heating in California

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    (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect Technical Report: Blueprint for financing geothermal district heating in California Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Blueprint for financing geothermal district heating in California The current legal and investment climate surrounding geothermal development is depicted. Changes that would make the climate more favorable to direct heat geothermal development are recommended. The Boise, Susanville, and Brady Hot Springs projects are analyzed.

  10. Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop AGENDA

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    www.energy.gov/indianenergy 1 Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop AGENDA Feb. 9-11, 2016 Agua Caliente Resort and Casino 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Learning Objectives 1) Understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing and financing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects 2) Discover how the development of a renewable energy project can further tribal goals 3) Learn from the experience of other tribes that have undertaken

  11. Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing: Commercial Scale

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    Commercial Scale Detailed Hypothetical Example of How to Sell the Power and to Whom Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Commercial-Scale Process: Hypothetical Example - Project development and financing concepts - Project development and financing process and decision points - Commercial project as an investment - How to pay for commercial project  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of

  12. Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing: Community Scale

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    Community Scale Detailed Hypothetical Example of How to Use Renewable Power in Your Tribal Community Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Community-Scale Process: Hypothetical Example - Project development and financing concepts - Project development and financing process and decision points - Community project as an investment - How to pay for community project  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S.

  13. Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing: Facility Scale

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    Facility Scale Detailed Hypothetical Example of How to Use Renewable Power in Your Small to Medium-Sized Tribal Facilities Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Facility-Scale Process: Hypothetical Example - Project development and financing concepts - Project development and financing process and decision points - Facility-scale project as an investment (or commitment to an alternative utility payment) - How to pay for

  14. Reviewing the City of Milwaukee's Solar Financing Options | Department of

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    Energy Reviewing the City of Milwaukee's Solar Financing Options Reviewing the City of Milwaukee's Solar Financing Options This memo was originally written and delivered in draft form to the city in July 2009. Based on comments received, an addendum was added to address additional issues. Rebate levels, taxes and other information were updated as necessary in this current version. Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States See map: Google Maps Date March 2010 Topic Facilities &

  15. Better Buildings Residential Network Case Study: Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades

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    Financing Multifamily Energy Upgrades BETTER BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL NETWORK Learn more at betterbuildings.energy.gov/bbrn B etter Buildings Residential Network case studies feature members to fulfill our mission to share best practices and learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient. The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) is a Residential Network member that focuses on financing energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades for multifamily and

  16. How to Finance an ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contract)

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    How to Finance an ESPC * Looking for ways to maximize and leverage funding? * Interested in learning more about how to finance your energy conservation measures without any upfront capital costs? If so, consider Energy Savings Performance Contracting. ESPC is a financial mechanism used to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings - without tapping your organization's capital budget. An ESPC constitutes a partnership between a facility owner and an energy service company

  17. Changes in the Structure of the Microbial Community Associated with Nannochloropsis salina following Treatments with Antibiotics and Bioactive Compounds

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    Geng, Haifeng; Tran-Gyamfi, Mary B.; Lane, Todd W.; Sale, Kenneth L.; Yu, Eizadora T.

    2016-07-26

    Open microalgae cultures host a myriad of bacteria, creating a complex system of interacting species that influence algal growth and health. Many algal microbiota studies have been conducted to determine the relative importance of bacterial taxa to algal culture health and physiological states, but these studies have not characterized the interspecies relationships in the microbial communities. Here we subjected Nanochroloropsis salina cultures to multiple chemical treatments (antibiotics and quorum sensing compounds) and obtained dense time-series data on changes to the microbial community using 16S gene amplicon metagenomic sequencing (21,029,577 reads for 23 samples) to measure microbial taxa-taxa abundance correlations. Short-termmore » treatment with antibiotics resulted in substantially larger shifts in the microbiota structure compared to changes observed following treatment with signaling compounds and glucose. We also calculated operational taxonomic unit (OTU) associations and generated OTU correlation networks to provide an overview of possible bacterial OTU interactions. This analysis identified five major cohesive modules of microbiota with similar co-abundance profiles across different chemical treatments. The Eigengenes of OTU modules were examined for correlation with different external treatment factors. This correlation-based analysis revealed that culture age (time) and treatment types have primary effects on forming network modules and shaping the community structure. Additional network analysis detected Alteromonadeles and Alphaproteobacteria as having the highest centrality, suggesting these species are “keystone” OTUs in the microbial community. Furthermore, we illustrated that the chemical tropodithietic acid, which is secreted by several species in the Alphaproteobacteria taxon, is able to drastically change the structure of the microbiota within 3 h. Lastly, taken together, these results provide valuable insights into the structure

  18. Renewable Energy Project Financing. Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation

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    Schwabe, Paul; Cory, Karlynn; Newcomb, James

    2009-07-01

    This report explores the impacts of key market events on renewable energy project financing and development.

  19. EnergySmart Schools National Financing Roundtable IIKey Outcomes

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    2009-11-01

    As a follow-up to the release of its Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools, the the National Financing Roundtable brought together individuals with diverse knowledge of school building programs and projects to discuss financing issues and options that build upon those described in the first Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools.

  20. Community Development Finance Institutions- Opportunities for Partnerships with Energy Efficiency Programs

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    Community Development Finance Institutions- Opportunities for Partnerships with Energy Efficiency Programs

  1. Community Development Finance Institutions-Opportunities for Partnerships with Energy Efficiency Programs Transcript.doc

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    Community Development Finance Institutions-Opportunities for Partnerships with Energy Efficiency Programs Transcript.doc

  2. Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential and Commercial Building Improvements – Chapter 6

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    This chapter discusses the roles and potential impact of clean energy financing partners and stakeholders.

  3. 2013 Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Presentations and Agenda

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    Presentations from the 2013 Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

  4. Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K-12 Schools

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    Coughlin, J.; Kandt, A.

    2011-10-01

    This report focuses on financial options developed specifically for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in three California public school districts. Solar energy systems installed on public schools have a number of benefits that include utility bill savings, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and other toxic air contaminants, job creation, demonstrating environmental leadership, and creating learning opportunities for students. In the 2011 economic environment, the ability to generate general-fund savings as a result of reducing utility bills has become a primary motivator for school districts trying to cut costs. To achieve meaningful savings, the size of the photovoltaic (PV) systems installed (both individually on any one school and collectively across a district) becomes much more important; larger systems are required to have a material impact on savings. Larger PV systems require a significant financial commitment and financing therefore becomes a critical element in the transaction. In simple terms, school districts can use two primary types of ownership models to obtain solar installations and cost savings across a school district. The PV installations can be financed and owned directly by the districts themselves. Alternatively, there are financing structures whereby another entity, such as a solar developer or its investors, actually own and operate the PV systems on behalf of the school district. This is commonly referred to as the 'third-party ownership model.' Both methods have advantages and disadvantages that should be weighed carefully.

  5. Associations between iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle growth and metal adsorption/structural incorporation

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    Kim, C.S.; Lentini, C.J.; Waychunas, G.A.

    2008-09-15

    The interaction of metal ions and oxyanions with nanoscale mineral phases has not yet been extensively studied despite the increased recognition of their prevalence in natural systems as a significant component of geomedia. A combination of macroscopic uptake studies to investigate the adsorption behavior of As(V), Cu(II), Hg(II), and Zn(II) onto nanoparticulate goethite ({alpha}-FeOOH) as a function of aging time at elevated temperature (75 C) and synchrotron-based X-ray studies to track changes in both the sorption mode and the rate of nanoparticle growth reveal the effects that uptake has on particle growth. Metal(loid) species which sorb quickly to the iron oxyhydroxide particles (As(V), Cu(II)) appear to passivate the particle surface, impeding the growth of the nanoparticles with progressive aging; in contrast, species that sorb more slowly (Hg(II), Zn(II)) have considerably less impact on particle growth. Progressive changes in the speciation of these particular metals with time suggest shifts in the mode of metal uptake with time, possibly indicating structural incorporation of the metal(loid) into the nanoparticle; this is supported by the continued increase in uptake concomitant with particle growth, implying that metal species may transform from surface-sorbed species to more structurally incorporated forms. This type of incorporation would have implications for the long-term fate and mobility of metals in contaminated regions, and affect the strategy for potential remediation/modeling efforts.

  6. Crystal Structure of an Integron Gene Cassette-Associated Protein from Vibrio cholerae Identifies a Cationic Drug-Binding Module

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    Deshpande, Chandrika N.; Harrop, Stephen J.; Boucher, Yan; Hassan, Karl A.; Di Leo, Rosa; Xu, Xiaohui; Cui, Hong; Savchenko, Alexei; Chang, Changsoo; Labbate, Maurizio; Paulsen, Ian T.; Stokes, H.W.; Curmi, Paul M.G.; Mabbutt, Bridget C.

    2012-02-15

    The direct isolation of integron gene cassettes from cultivated and environmental microbial sources allows an assessment of the impact of the integron/gene cassette system on the emergence of new phenotypes, such as drug resistance or virulence. A structural approach is being exploited to investigate the modularity and function of novel integron gene cassettes. We report the 1.8 {angstrom} crystal structure of Cass2, an integron-associated protein derived from an environmental V. cholerae. The structure defines a monomeric beta-barrel protein with a fold related to the effector-binding portion of AraC/XylS transcription activators. The closest homologs of Cass2 are multi-drug binding proteins, such as BmrR. Consistent with this, a binding pocket made up of hydrophobic residues and a single glutamate side chain is evident in Cass2, occupied in the crystal form by polyethylene glycol. Fluorescence assays demonstrate that Cass2 is capable of binding cationic drug compounds with submicromolar affinity. The Cass2 module possesses a protein interaction surface proximal to its drug-binding cavity with features homologous to those seen in multi-domain transcriptional regulators. Genetic analysis identifies Cass2 to be representative of a larger family of independent effector-binding proteins associated with lateral gene transfer within Vibrio and closely-related species. We propose that the Cass2 family not only has capacity to form functional transcription regulator complexes, but represents possible evolutionary precursors to multi-domain regulators associated with cationic drug compounds.

  7. Observations on Faults and Associated Permeability Structures in Hydrogeologic Units at the Nevada Test Site

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    Prothro, Lance B.; Drellack, Sigmund L.; Haugstad, Dawn N.; Huckins-Gang, Heather E.; Townsend, Margaret J.

    2009-03-30

    Observational data on Nevada Test Site (NTS) faults were gathered from a variety of sources, including surface and tunnel exposures, core samples, geophysical logs, and down-hole cameras. These data show that NTS fault characteristics and fault zone permeability structures are similar to those of faults studied in other regions. Faults at the NTS form complex and heterogeneous fault zones with flow properties that vary in both space and time. Flow property variability within fault zones can be broken down into four major components that allow for the development of a simplified, first approximation model of NTS fault zones. This conceptual model can be used as a general guide during development and evaluation of groundwater flow and contaminate transport models at the NTS.

  8. Electronic structure of molybdenum-oxide films and associated charge injection mechanisms in organic devices

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    Meyer, Jens; Kahn, Antoine

    2011-03-10

    We report on the electronic structure of freshly evaporated and air-exposed Molybdenum tri-oxide (MoO3) and the energy-level alignment between this compound and a hole-transport material [e.g., N,N'-diphenyl-N,N'-bis (1-naphthyl)-1,1'-biphenyl-4,4'-diamine (α-NPD)]. Ultraviolet and inverse photoelectron spectroscopy show that freshly evaporated MoO3 exhibits deep-lying electronic states with an electron affinity (EA) of 6.7 eV and ionization energy (IE) of 9.7 eV. Air exposure reduces EA and IE by ~1 eV, to 5.5 and 8.6 eV, respectively, but does not affect the hole-injection efficiency, which is confirmed by device studies. Thus, MoO3 can be applied in low-vacuum environment, which is particularly important for low-cost manufacturing processes. Our findings of the energy-level alignment between MoO3 and α-NPD also leads to a revised interpretation of the charge-injection mechanism, whereby the hole-injection corresponds to an electron extraction from the organic highest-occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) level via the MoO3 conduction band.

  9. Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects

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    ... in a sale leaseback structure (or a related party to ... weak economy - Will the traditional tax credit equity ... . . ."). - Would create a class of "cash equity investors" ...

  10. Structural Basis of Ubiquitin Recognition by the Ubiquitin-associated (UBA) Domain of the Ubiquitin Ligase EDD

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    Kozlov, G.; Nguyen, L; Lin, T; De Crescenzo, G; Park, M; Gehring, K

    2007-01-01

    EDD (or HYD) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase in the family of HECT (homologous to E6-AP C terminus) ligases. EDD contains an N-terminal ubiquitin-associated (UBA) domain, which is present in a variety of proteins involved in ubiquitin-mediated processes. Here, we use isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), NMR titrations, and pull-down assays to show that the EDD UBA domain binds ubiquitin. The 1.85{angstrom} crystal structure of the complex with ubiquitin reveals the structural basis of ubiquitin recognition by UBA helices {alpha}1 and {alpha}3. The structure shows a larger number of intermolecular hydrogen bonds than observed in previous UBA/ubiquitin complexes. Two of these involve ordered water molecules. The functional importance of residues at the UBA/ubiquitin interface was confirmed using site-directed mutagenesis. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements show that the EDD UBA domain does not have a strong preference for polyubiquitin chains over monoubiquitin. This suggests that EDD binds to monoubiquitinated proteins, which is consistent with its involvement in DNA damage repair pathways.

  11. Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs

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    ... C 15 What Developing a Program Structure is * A series of choices 16 The Choices ... at a facility; * Public education-teaching members of the community about the value ...

  12. Enact legislation supporting residential property assessed clean energy financing (PACE)

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    Saha, Devashree

    2012-11-15

    Congress should enact legislation that supports residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs in the nation’s states and metropolitan areas. Such legislation should require the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase residential mortgages with PACE assessments while at the same time providing responsible underwriting standards and a set of benchmarks for residential PACE assessments in order to minimize financial risks to mortgage holders. Congressional support of residential PACE financing will improve energy efficiency, encourage job creation, and foster economic growth in the nation’s state and metropolitan areas.

  13. Pollution-abatement revenue bonds as a source of finance

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    Bradley, J.F.; Christofi, P.

    1980-01-31

    The use of pollution-abatement revenue bonds, or environmental improvement bonds, is a comparatively new development in electric-utility financing. It has proven to be a convenient and relatively low-cost source of funds for certain kinds of required capital investment. The authors conducted a study of the extent to which, and manner in which, these instruments have been utilized by utilities, examining and analyzing the contents of 363 pollution-abatement revenue bond issues that appeared from 1971 to 1978. The report on their findings and on the benefits of this form of financing for utilities is presented.

  14. Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing of Renewables and Efficiency: Fact Sheet Series on Financing Renewable Energy Projects (Brochure)

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    Speer, B.; Koenig, R.

    2010-07-01

    Under property-assessed clean energy (PACE) and similar programs, municipal financing districts lend the proceeds of bonds to property owners for financing energy retrofits. Property owners who invest in energy efficiency (EE) measures and small renewable energy (RE) systems then repay these loans over 15-20 years via annual assessments on their property tax bills. States and local governments can use PACE bonds to help property owners finance EE and RE projects. This factsheet outlines the benefits of PACE programs and describes how they can be designed, implemented, and funded. The factsheet also summarizes the benefits and challenges experienced by PACE programs in Boulder County, Colorado; Annapolis, Maryland; Berkeley, California; Sonoma County, California; Palm Desert, California; and Babylon, New York.

  15. N-terminal determinants of human cytomegalovirus IE1 protein in nuclear targeting and disrupting PML-associated subnuclear structures

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    Lee, Hye-Ra; Huh, Yong Ho; Kim, Young-Eui; Lee, Karim; Kim, Sunyoung; Ahn, Jin-Hyun . E-mail: jahn@med.skku.ac.kr

    2007-05-04

    The 72-kDa IE1 protein of human cytomegalovirus disrupts PML-associated subnuclear structures (PODs) by inducing PML desumoylation. This process correlates with the functions of IE1 in transcriptional regulation and efficient viral replication. Here, we defined the N-terminal regions of IE1 required for nuclear targeting and POD-disrupting activity. Although the 24 N-terminal amino acids encoded by exon 2, which were previously shown to be essential for nuclear targeting, did not appear to contain typical basic nuclear localization signals, these residues were able to efficiently convey the GFP protein into the nucleus, suggesting a role in promoting nuclear translocation. In assays using a series of N-terminal truncation IE1 mutants, which were forced to enter the nucleus, exon 2 was completely dispensable for POD disruption. However, the predicted two {alpha}-helix regions in exon 3 were identified as important structural determinants for protein stability and for the correlating activities in POD disruption and PML desumoylation.

  16. Proceedings of symposium on energy, finance and taxation policies

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    1986-01-01

    This book presents the papers given at a conference which examined the financial, tax and energy policy issues of the oil and gas industries. Topics considered at the conference included the political aspects of Middle East oil, OPEC, oil in the Soviet Union and China, cogeneration financing issues, tax reform, and the politics of energy policy.

  17. The Role of Appraisals in Energy Efficiency Financing

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    Doyle, Victoria

    2012-05-01

    This research identifies barriers and challenges and current industry status including several key appraisal industry developments for identifying and valuing energy efficiency. The report covers critical obstacles to documenting and assessing the potential added value from energy efficiency improvements, current opportunities to support and standardize reporting on energy efficiency and to ensure proper valuation, and next steps towards enabling energy efficiency financing market transformation.

  18. Renewable Energy Financing: The Role of Policy and Economics (Presentation)

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    Cory, K.

    2008-03-27

    Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have rapidly developed momentum in certain sections of the United States and throughout the world, primarily in response to climate and energy security concerns. This presentation at the RPS Symposium, sponsored by the Electric Utility Consultants Inc., will discuss renewable energy financing and the economics of such policies.

  19. Kompass Corporate Finance GmbH Co KG | Open Energy Information

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    Kompass Corporate Finance GmbH Co KG Jump to: navigation, search Name: Kompass Corporate Finance GmbH & Co KG Place: Bremen, Germany Zip: 28195 Sector: Renewable Energy Product:...

  20. SoCalGas- Non-Residential On-Bill Financing Program

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    The SoCalGas On-Bill Financing (OBF) program offers qualified business customers 0% financing from $5,000 to $100,000 per meter for qualifying natural gas equipment. All institutional customers (i...

  1. Loan Program Returns to Provide Efficiency Financing in the Keystone State

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    | Department of Energy Loan Program Returns to Provide Efficiency Financing in the Keystone State Loan Program Returns to Provide Efficiency Financing in the Keystone State Photo of a Pennsylvania license plate. The Pennsylvania Treasury, in partnership with clean energy finance company Renew Financial and the Energy Programs Consortium, announced it is relaunching the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program, which provides Pennsylvania homeowners with up to $20,000 of affordable financing for

  2. Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt

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    Overview of financing solar photovoltaics at government sties with power purchase agreements and public debt. Author: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  3. §1603 Treasury Grant Expiration. Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications

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    Mendelsohn, Michael; Harper, John

    2012-06-01

    This study explores the likely project financing and market impacts from the expiration of the §1603 Program.

  4. Questions Asked during the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Webinar

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    This document contains the questions asked and the answers provided during the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency with Carbon Offsets Webinar

  5. Federal On-Site Renewable Energy Project Financing Options | Department of

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    Energy Renewable Energy Procurement » Federal On-Site Renewable Energy Project Financing Options Federal On-Site Renewable Energy Project Financing Options Federal agencies can use the following on-site renewable energy project financing options to help meet federal renewable energy goals and requirements. Appropriated Funds Financing renewable energy projects through appropriations allows federal agencies to own their projects and immediately benefit from the cost savings. This type of

  6. Fuel Cell Financing for Tax-Exempt Entities | Department of Energy

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    for Tax-Exempt Entities Fuel Cell Financing for Tax-Exempt Entities This fact sheet describes how tax-exempt entities can indirectly benefit from the energy investment tax credit for the installation of fuel cell systems. Fuel Cell Financing for Tax-Exempt Entities (831.84 KB) More Documents & Publications ITC Role in U.S. Fuel Cell Projects Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Tax Issues in Financing Renewable Energy Projects

  7. Engaging Small Business: Energy Efficiency and On-Bill Financing for Small Businesses Webinar

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    Engaging Small Business: Energy Efficiency and On-Bill Financing for Small Businesses Webinar, from May 2011.

  8. DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Clean Energy Financing Programs, and More

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    EERE announces upcoming webinars on topics such as Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind and Clean Energy Financing Programs.

  9. NREL-Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Webinar...

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    of Energy Sector: Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Webinar, Training materials, Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.nrel.govapplyingtechnologies...

  10. U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy Projects |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy Projects U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy Projects Breakout Session 3B: The Pitch-Solving the Bioeconomy's Toughest Challenges U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy Projects Creative U.S. and International Debt and Equity Financing Mechanisms for Bioeconomy Projects and Technology Companies Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend& Stockton, LLP

  11. Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI): Snapshot of Recent Geothermal Financing Terms, Fourth Quarter 2009 - Second Half 2011

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    Lowder, T.; Hubbell, R.; Mendelsohn, M.; Cory, K.

    2012-09-01

    This report is a review of geothermal project financial terms as reported in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI). The data were collected over seven analysis periods from the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2009 to the second half (2H) of 2011.

  12. SEP Program Notice 10-008E, Financing Programs Guidance | Department of

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    Energy E, Financing Programs Guidance SEP Program Notice 10-008E, Financing Programs Guidance This guidance provides information to State Energy Program grantees on financing programs. This guidance supersedes SEP Program notice 10-008D, which was issued Oct. 26, 2012. SEP Program Notice 10-008E - Guidance for State Energy Program Grantees on Financing (3.11 MB) More Documents & Publications SEP Program Notice 10-008D: Guidance for State Energy Program Grantees on Financing Programs SEP

  13. Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration. Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications

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    Mendelsohn, Michael; Harper, John

    2012-06-01

    In the wake of the 2008-2009 financial crises, tax equity investors largely withdrew from the market, resulting in stagnation of project development. In response, Congress established the Treasury grant program pursuant to Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Section 1603 Program) to offer a cash payment in lieu of a production and investment tax credit. This study addresses the likely project financing and market impacts from the expiration of the Section 1603 Program. The authors assembled an array of insights offered by financial executives active in the renewable energy (RE) market during conference panel discussions and in presentations, direct interviews, and email correspondences. This analysis found that the Section 1603 Program alleviated the need to monetize the tax credit incentives through specialized investors, helped lower the transaction and financing costs associated with renewable electricity projects, and generally supported an extensive build-out of renewable power generation capacity. With the expiration of the Section 1603 Program, smaller or less-established renewable power developers will have more difficulty attracting needed financial capital and completing their projects, development of projects relying on newer or 'innovative' technologies will likely slow as traditional tax equity investors are known to be highly averse to technology risk in the projects they fund, and, finally, projects relying on tax equity may be more expensive to develop due to higher transaction costs and potentially higher yields required to attract tax equity.

  14. Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications

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    Mendelsohn, M.; Harper, J.

    2012-06-01

    In the wake of the 2008-2009 financial crises, tax equity investors largely withdrew from the market, resulting in stagnation of project development. In response, Congress established the Treasury grant program pursuant to Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (..Section..1603 Program) to offer a cash payment in lieu of a production and investment tax credit. This study addresses the likely project financing and market impacts from the expiration of the ..Section..1603 Program. The authors assembled an array of insights offered by financial executives active in the renewable energy (RE) market during conference panel discussions and in presentations, direct interviews, and email correspondences. This analysis found that the ..Section..1603 Program alleviated the need to monetize the tax credit incentives through specialized investors, helped lower the transaction and financing costs associated with renewable electricity projects, and generally supported an extensive build-out of renewable power generation capacity. With the expiration of the ..Section..1603 Program, smaller or less-established renewable power developers will have more difficulty attracting needed financial capital and completing their projects, development of projects relying on newer or 'innovative' technologies will likely slow as traditional tax equity investors are known to be highly averse to technology risk in the projects they fund, and, finally, projects relying on tax equity may be more expensive to develop due to higher transaction costs and potentially higher yields required to attract tax equity.

  15. Financing investments in renewable energy: The role of policy design and restructuring

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    Wiser, R.; Pickle, S.

    1997-03-01

    The costs of electric power projects utilizing renewable energy technologies are highly sensitive to financing terms. Consequently, as the electricity industry is restructured and new renewables policies are created, it is important for policymakers to consider the impacts of renewables policy design on project financing. This report describes the power plant financing process and provides insights to policymakers on the important nexus between renewables policy design and finance. A cash-flow model is used to estimate the impact of various financing variables on renewable energy costs. Past and current renewable energy policies are then evaluated to demonstrate the influence of policy design on the financing process and on financing costs. The possible impacts of electricity restructuring on power plant financing are discussed and key design issues are identified for three specific renewable energy programs being considered in the restructuring process: (1) surcharge-funded policies; (2) renewables portfolio standards; and (3) green marketing programs. Finally, several policies that are intended to directly reduce financing costs and barriers are analyzed. The authors find that one of the key reasons that renewables policies are not more effective is that project development and financing processes are frequently ignored or misunderstood when designing and implementing renewable energy incentives. A policy that is carefully designed can reduce renewable energy costs dramatically by providing revenue certainty that will, in turn, reduce financing risk premiums.

  16. Berkeley Program Offers New Option for Financing Residential PV Systems

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    Bolinger, Mark A

    2008-07-06

    Readily accessible credit has often been cited as a necessary ingredient to open up the market for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems. Though financing does not reduce the high up-front cost of PV, by spreading that cost over some portion of the system's life, financing can certainly make PV systems more affordable. As a result, a number of states have, in the past, set up special residential loan programs targeting the installation of renewable energy systems and/or energy-efficiency improvements and often featuring low interest rates, longer terms and no-hassle application requirements. Historically, these loan programs have had mixed success (particularly for PV), for a variety of reasons, including a historical lack of homeowner interest in PV, a lack of program awareness, a reduced appeal in a low-interest-rate environment, and a tendency for early PV adopters to be wealthy and not in need of financing. Some of these barriers have begun to fade. Most notably, homeowner interest in PV has grown in some states, particularly those that offer solar rebates. The passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), however, introduced one additional roadblock to the success of low-interest PV loan programs: a residential solar investment tax credit (ITC), subject to the Federal government's 'anti-double-dipping' rules. Specifically, the residential solar ITC--equal to 30% of the system's tax basis, capped at $2000--will be reduced or offset if the system also benefits from what is known as 'subsidized energy financing', which is likely to include most government-sponsored low-interest loan programs. Within this context, it has been interesting to note the recent flurry of announcements from a number of U.S cities concerning a new type of PV financing program. Led by the city of Berkeley, Calif., these cities propose to offer their residents the ability to finance the installation of a PV system using increased property tax assessments, rather than a more

  17. Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) Solar Trend Analysis

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    Hubbell, R.; Lowder, T.; Mendelsohn, M.; Cory, K.

    2012-09-01

    This report is a summary of the finance trends for small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects (PV <1 MW), large-scale PV projects (PV greater than or equal to 1 MW), and concentrated solar power projects as reported in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI). The report presents REFTI data during the five quarterly periods from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first half of 2011. The REFTI project relies exclusively on the voluntary participation of industry stakeholders for its data; therefore, it does not offer a comprehensive view of the technologies it tracks. Despite this limitation, REFTI is the only publicly available resource for renewable energy project financial terms. REFTI analysis offers usable inputs into the project economic evaluations of developers and investors, as well as the policy assessments of public utility commissions and others in the renewable energy industry.

  18. Financing renewable energy for Village Power application

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    Santibanez-Yeneza, G.

    1997-12-01

    When one talks of rural development, no doubt, the issue of rural energy is not far behind. As a significant component of any development strategy, rural energy is seen as the engine for growth that can bring about economic upliftment in the countryside. Many approaches to rural energy development have been tried. These approaches differ from country to country. But regardless of structure and approach, the goal remain essentially the same: to provide rural communities access to reliable energy services at affordable prices. In recent years, as global concern for the environment has increased, many governments have turned to renewable energy as a more environment friendly alternative to rural electrification. Technological advances in renewable energy application has helped to encourage this use. System reliability has improved, development costs have, to some extent been brought down and varied application approaches have been tried and tested in many areas. Indeed, there is huge potential for the development of renewable energy in the rural areas of most developing countries. At the rural level, renewable energy resources are almost always abundantly available: woodwaste, agricultural residues, animal waste, small-scale hydro, wind, solar and even sometimes geothermal resources. Since smaller scale systems are usually expected in these areas, renewable energy technologies can very well serve as decentralized energy systems for rural application. And not only for rural applications, new expansion planning paradigms have likewise led to the emergence of decentralized energy systems not only as supply options but also as corrective measures for maintaining end of line voltage levels. On the other hand, where renewable energy resource can provide significant blocks of power, they can be relied upon to provide indigenous power to the grids.

  19. Leveraging SBA Loan Progams to Finance Building Energy Efficiency Projects

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    Leveraging SBA Loan Programs to Finance Building Energy Efficiency Projects Rois Langner Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems IntegraIon C enter NaIonal Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL is a naMonal laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Laboratory Snapshot Only NaIonal Laboratory Dedicated Solely to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy * Leading clean---energy innovaMon for

  20. Paul J. Regan is Vice President of Finance

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    J. Regan is Vice President of Finance & Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Space Systems is an $8 billion enterprise that employs approximately 15,000 people. The company provides advanced technology systems for national security, civil, and commercial customers. Chief products include major satellite systems; human space flight systems; strategic and missile defense systems; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; and a