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Section 9006: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program
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The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the Farm Bill) established the Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program under Title IX, Section 9006. This program currently funds grants and loan guarantees to agricultural producers and rural small business for assistance with purchasing renewable energy systems and making energy efficiency improvements.

New for 2006, the program offers both grants and guaranteed loans for eligible projects. In addition, projects with total eligible costs under $200,000 can apply under a Simplified Application Process designed to streamline the application process for small projects.

On this site you will find information on the Section 9006 grant and guaranteed loan programs including details on project and applicant eligibility, application procedures, required forms and other useful information to assist you in the application process. For full information on the program, please refer to the program rule, 7 CFR Part 4280.





Renewable Energy

Welcome to your one-stop source for information on renewable energy programs for individuals, businesses, farms and factories -- located in Wisconsin -- who are interested in installing a renewable energy system.

Free Telephone Consultations
Just call the Focus on Energy Information Center at 1-800-762-7077 and let us know what type of renewable energy system you are interested in. Our Information Center staff is ready to answer your basic questions about renewable energy and can send you information about how Focus on Energy can assist you while planning your renewable energy project.

After receiving that initial information about the Focus on Energy Program and your renewable energy technology of interest, our Information Center staff can put you in contact with renewable energy technical experts, installers and suppliers in Wisconsin. A representative from our network of experts can help answer your more detailed, specific questions or help you plan your installation. Our technical experts will help you with your renewable energy decisions.

Learn about Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy Installations Available now
New Federal Energy Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Systems are available now through December 31, 2007. Visit our tax incentives page to read more detail about what types apply.

Power of Renewable Energy Email Updates
Enroll to receive email information on renewable technologies, steps towards installation and financial assistance the Focus on Energy program offers for homes, businesses and farms.

Renewable Energy Info Library
Visit the Info Library to find a calendar of events, fact sheets, case studies, links to other renewable energy related Web sites, information on resources, contractors and energy education, energy calculators and wind maps and data.

Financial Incentives
Cash-Back Rewards and Implementation Grants can help make purchasing renewable energy systems more affordable. Plus, we offer Renewable Energy Grants which can make studying and researching renewable energy technologies possible. Visit the Financial Incentives section to find out how you can make your installation a reality.

Renewable Energy Yellow Pages
Find providers of products, services or information about renewable energy.

Frequently Asked Questions
See our frequently asked questions section to find answers to people's basic questions. If you don't find the answer to your question or need help finding information, contact the Focus on Energy Information Center between 8 am and 5 pm (CST), Monday thru Friday at 1-800-762-7077. You can also e-mail us any time at Renewinfo@focusonenergy.com

Eligibility
You are eligible for these programs if you are located in the service area of an electric and/or natural gas utility that participates in Focus on Energy programs. To find out if you are eligible, click on the eligibility drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

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