About the Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables (CLEER) Financing Program

CLEER provides loans tailored for commercial/industrial property owners, nonprofits, and common ownership communities seeking to complete a clean energy or energy efficiency project. Benefits of using CLEER Financing include:

  • 100% financing for energy efficiency and/or solar PV projects
  • Longer loan terms of up to 12 years (to make loan payments less than or equal to energy cost savings)
  • Loan amounts from $10,000 to $250,000, 30% of which can go toward non-energy related project costs
  • No lien on property (based on credit)
  • Competitive rates
  • Access to pre-vetted participating contractors
  • Access to pre-selected lenders committed to your successful clean energy project

See the following links:

CLEER Terms Page

CLEER Eligible Improvements Page

CLEER Participating Lenders Page

CLEER Participating Contractors Page


How To Get Started Page

See the CLEER Brochure to learn more.

A few basic requirements:

  • Properties must be in the Pepco service territory of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Project must include eligible measures
  • Project must use a participating contractor