Geothermal Technologies

USDA Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average.

Climate Tech Finance program

The Air District’s Climate Tech Finance program offers subsidized financing for public and private facilities to adopt emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Public-sector facilities can apply for loans ranging from $500,000 to $30 million, over up to 30-year terms.

Small businesses can apply for loan guarantees on loans of up to $20 million, with a maximum guarantee of $2.5 million. Projects may be eligible for up to 90 percent guarantees through this program.

Food Production Investment Program

Food production costs generally tend to be higher in California than elsewhere and California’s food processing industry faces stiff out-of-state and international competition. Providing support for updating and improving food production facilities with energy efficient and/or renewable energy technologies will reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This could help ensure California’s food processing industries remain competitive and operational, and the jobs associated with food production remain in California.

Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants

USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for its Rural Energy for America Program. The program provides grants and guaranteed loans to farmers and small businesses to support the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. Applicants may apply for grants up to 25% of the total project costs. Energy efficiency grants can range from $1,500 to $250,000 while renewable energy grants range from $2,500 to $500,000. Examples of former projects include, but are not limited to, the installation of:
  • wood pellet boilers
  • solar panels

Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017

DE-FOA-0001660: Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017 Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to: (1) Install energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems on tribal buildings (Topic Area 1) through: a. Deep energy retrofits (Topic Area 1.a.), or b.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District - Energy Conservation Rebate Program - Geothermal Heat Pumps

Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) offers incentives for customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses. Participants must be a TDPUD electric customer (and water customer for incentives for clothes washers) to participate. Qualifying equipment for this rebate include light bulbs, refrigerator, GSHP, windows, dishwashers and more. For more information on this program, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District - Energy Conservation Rebate Program

Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) offers incentives for customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses. Participants must be a TDPUD electric customer (and water customer for incentives for clothes washers) to participate. Qualifying equipment for this rebate include light bulbs, refrigerator, GSHP, windows, dishwashers and more.

Plumas-Sierra REC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) offers several financial incentives for residential customers to improve the efficiency of their homes by upgrading to energy saving appliances and equipment.   PSREC has six .pdf documents on their website that details the various types of residential rebates offered. To access these documents click on the "Energy" tab and navigate to "Rebates." 

Plumas-Sierra REC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program - Geothermal Heat Pumps

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) offers several financial incentives for residential customers to improve the efficiency of their homes by upgrading to energy saving appliances and equipment.   PSREC has six .pdf documents on their website that details the various types of residential rebates offered. To access these documents click on the "Energy" tab and navigate to "Rebates."