LPO News

Demonstrate Deploy Decarbonize 2023 Wraps Up
Deploy23 brought together decision makers, capital allocators, community leaders, and others across the clean energy supply chain in one place to talk about barriers and opportunities to deploying these technologies at scale.
September 29, 2023
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LPO Announces Memorandum of Understanding With NYSERDA on Energy Project Cooperation 
LPO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to facilitate clean energy financing for large-scale renewable projects.
September 28, 2023
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El Departamento de Energía de Estados Unidos anuncia una garantía de préstamo parcial de 3.000 millones de dólares para el proyecto Hestia de Sunnova
A través de su Oficina de Programas de Préstamos (LPO), el Departamento de Energía de EE. UU. (DOE) anunció hoy el cierre de una garantía de préstamo parcial de $3 mil millones para el Proyecto Hestia de Sunnova Energy Corporation.
September 28, 2023
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DOE Announces $3 Billion Partial Loan Guarantee to Sunnova’s Project Hestia
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its Loan Programs Office (LPO), today announced the closing of a $3 billion partial loan guarantee to Sunnova Energy Corporation’s Project Hestia.
September 28, 2023
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LPO has loans and loan guarantees available to help deploy innovative clean energy, advanced transportation, and tribal energy projects in the United States. Over the past decade, LPO has closed more than $30 billion of deals across a variety of energy sectors. Review our overview and subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about the program.

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LPO provides debt financing for the commercial deployment of large-scale energy projects; however, for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) and smaller projects, other offices within DOE offer funding and financing opportunities. For example, the Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar provides valuable information from DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office about financing home and small commercial solar systems.

Potential applicants are encouraged to engage directly with DOE's Loan Programs Office (LPO) for no-fee, no-commitment consultations to discuss their proposed project and learn about LPO's process before formally applying. During the consultations, LPO will work with you to determine whether the project is eligible for a loan or loan guarantee. See the Request a Pre-Application Consultation page to learn more.

To learn more about how LPO likes to work with borrowers and how to eventually apply, visit the LPO Process page. 


Title 17 Clean Energy Financing
Under the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program, LPO can provide loan guarantees for projects in the United States that support clean energy deployment and energy infrastructure reinvestment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
Innovative Energy and Innovative Supply Chain
Clean Energy Financing for projects that deploy innovative clean energy technologies at commercial scale (Innovative Energy) Or Employ innovative manufacturing processes or manufacture innovative technologies at commercial scale (Innovative Supply Chain)
The Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment (EIR) Program (Section 1706) guarantees loans to projects that retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations or enable operating energy infrastructure to run more cleanly.
Through the SEFI category of the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program, LPO can provide additional financial support to projects that align federal energy priorities with those of U.S. states
Tribal Energy Financing
Direct loans and partial loan guarantees for tribal energy development projects
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program
Direct loans to support U.S. manufacturing of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles and qualifying components
Loan guarantees and grants to deploy carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure


US map with blue and orange pins at LPO project locations

LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than $30 billion of loans, loan guarantees, and conditional commitments covering more than 30 projects. Overall these loans and loan guarantees have resulted in more than $50 billion in total project investment.