State Energy Conservation Office Links
Since 1988, the Texas LoanStar program administered by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) has provided more than $240 million in loans to finance building modifications designed to save energy. Loan recipients have included state agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, local governments and hospitals.
For information on how to put these dollars to work in your community, see the program's technical guidelines and forms.
SECO posts current state opportunities and federal programs that can offer your community incentives or financial assistance with energy conservation projects.
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) gives information on state and federal renewable efficiency incentives by state, technology type, and incentive type with links to program web sites, legislation, tax credits and deductions, rebates, grants, low-interest loans, property and sales tax exemptions, and bond programs.
SECO's Pollution Mitigation Program provides Texas cities and counties with technical assistance for a variety of energy-related projects, including emission control, energy conservation, building upgrades and energy planning.
SECO has supplied a number of Texas school districts with many small-scale solar energy systems and related educational tools, allowing them to reduce their utility bills while helping students learn first hand about renewable energy and energy conservation.