There are a number of financing options for commercial buildings, non-profits and multi-family buildings. See below for more info, or get in touch with one of our Community Energy Advisers to learn more.
NYSERDA On-Bill Recovery Loan - The borrower works with a participating lender of their choice to secure a NYSERDA loan of up to $50,000. The borrower repays the NYSERDA loan through a charge on their monthly utility bill. Interest rate is currently 2.5%. Learn more here.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing through Energize NY - innovative financing that is transferable and can cover 100% of project costs (here for a case study using PACE). This is currently only available in Broome and Tompkins counties. Though you can encourage your legislators to approve the mechanism as well.
You may also be interested in market-based financing through local banks in your area.