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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is available in Cook County

posted Dec 16, 2015, 2:20 PM by Virginia Danfelt   [ updated Jan 11, 2016, 8:41 AM ]
On Tuesday, December 15, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the St. Paul Port Authority (SPPA) to offer property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing to eligible Cook County businesses, non-profits and churches. 

PACE financing allows property owners to fund energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy projects with little or no up-front costs. Up to 100 % of the project can be paid back over time as a voluntary property tax assessment.

For more information and to find an application, see the SPPA website.
For more information and frequently asked questions see the CERTs website.
For information about renewable energy projects see CCLEP's solar guide
For a process overview contact CCLEP Coordinator at 

Local resources:
Outback Solar Electric, Brian Bennett 370-0836
Building Analyst, Mike Senty 370-0186

Regional resources:
Minnesota Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program (RETAP)
This program is run by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (scroll down to Facility Assessments)