How may the funds be used?
Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as:
Biomass (biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels).
Geothermal for electric generation or direct use.
Hydropower below 30 megawatts.
Small and large wind generation.
Small and large solar generation.
Ocean (tidal, current, thermal) generation.
Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation, and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as:
High-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC).
Cooling or refrigeration units.
Doors and windows.
Electric, solar, or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots.
Switching from diesel to electric irrigation motor.
Replacement of energy-inefficient equipment.
Agricultural producers may also use guaranteed loan funds to install energy-efficient equipment and systems for agricultural production or processing.