Federal and State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) contains information on state and federal efficiency incentives by state, technology type and incentive type with links to program websites, legislation, tax credits and deductions, rebates, grants, low-interest loans, property and sales tax exemptions and bond programs.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program provides low-cost, long-term financing for water and energy efficiency and conservation improvements to commercial and industrial properties.
Master Lease Purchase Program
The Master Lease Purchase Program (MLPP) is a lease revenue financing mechanism for capital equipment acquisitions by state agencies. Under the program, the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA) borrows money to pay for an agency’s equipment or other projects by issuing tax-exempt revenue commercial paper notes. The agency and the TPFA enter into a lease agreement in which TPFA takes title to the equipment or project and leases it back to the agency, which is required to make lease payments to TPFA. When the lease is fully paid, the agency receives title to the equipment or other financed project. An agency may pay off its lease at any time without penalty.
Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts
This guide presents 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. The focus is on comprehensive energy upgrades involving multiple measures targeted to achieving significant energy savings.