Sustainable Energy Fund finances energy-related projects to established commercial, industrial, municipal, agricultural and nonprofit entities. Our geographic focus is in the state of Pennsylvania.

We provide financing for renewable energy projects (e.g. biomass, solar, wind, etc.), as well as energy efficiency projects (e.g. building envelope improvements, HVAC, lighting systems, etc.).


Projects must meet one of the following criteria:

• Reduce energy consumption
• Generate energy from a renewable source
• Replace a “dirty” fossil fuel with a clean (or cleaner) energy source

Unlike a traditional commercial bank, SEF can be very creative in structuring our loan financing solutions to meet the unique requirements of each customer. For example:

• SEF will finance 100% of your project
• There is no prepayment penalty
• No out-of-pocket payments are required during the construction phase of the project
• Loan payments are structured to be less than the monthly energy savings, meaning no increase in your existing operating budget
• SEF will accept a lower lien position on collateral than most banks


Energy Savings Agreements are an innovative approach to financing energy projects for nonprofits. Sustainable Energy Fund’s staff will accompany you each step of the way as you consider various energy projects to lower your operating costs.

Sustainable Energy Fund will assist you in:

• Selecting a contractor
• Reviewing technical documentation
• Confirming savings projections
• Focusing your resources on your mission, not your energy bill
• Funding your project from utility bill savings

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Through Sustainable Energy Fund’s Nonprofit Power Purchase Agreement Program, nonprofits can benefit from generating their own clean energy like thousands of American businesses and homeowners.

Sustainable Energy Fund will assist you in:

• Selecting an appropriate renewable energy system
• Reviewing technical documentation
• Confirming production estimates
• Focusing your resources on your mission, not your energy bill

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