The state of Vermont will use its Recovery Act SEP funding to support incentives that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency measures across the state in the public, private, and residential sectors. The state will increase the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources by offering grants and loans to residents, businesses, non-profits, government, and farms to help them install renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, and geothermal.
The state also will establish a revolving loan and/or small grant program for public-serving non-profit or government institutions, including K-12 school districts, colleges, and universities, to implement energy efficiency measures or renewable energy projects.
In addition, Vermont will use Recovery Act SEP funds to install thermal solar renewable energy systems for heating and/or hot water to low-income residences. This effort will allow the state to continue to expand the weatherization program and realize greater energy savings.