The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power recognizes that by saving energy, cities can also save tax dollars and contribute to cleaner air. But serious energy conservation at the municipal scale can be complex. That’s why TCAP, as a service to its members and others, has gathered together these online resources. On the pages listed below you’ll find links that describe existing city programs, funding sources, best practices and more.
The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program provides low interest rate loans to assist Texas public institutions by financing their energy-related cost-reduction retrofit projects. Loan recipients can be cities, counties, independent school districts, state agencies, public institutions of higher education, and tax-district supported public hospitals. The public institutions must own and occupy the facilities where the retrofit projects will take place. All loan disbursements are on a reimbursement basis. Borrowers repay the loans through the stream of energy cost savings realized from the retrofit projects. Applications will now be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis during the open enrollment period. Applications may be submitted from Jan. 27, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2017.
NCTCOG hosted two solar webinars in July:
• Community Solar in Texas: Friday, July 8
• Putting Underutilized Land to Work: Wednesday, July 27
• To view past events and download event materials. visit www.gosolartexas.org/events