The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
212 3rd Ave N Suite 560 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(612) 335 5885

The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)

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The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment offers financing to residential property owners for rehabilitation and energy efficiency projects and to businesses for energy related improvements. As a non-profit organization, The Lending Center at CEE provides loan services for many partnering cities, utilities, the Minnesota Housing Fix-Up Program, and offers programs tailored to meet a wide variety of energy efficiency financing needs. Overall, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment.
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The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) offers low interest loans for Minnesota homeowners, nonprofit organizations and businesses to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings and dwellings.


  • Loan amount up to $50,000
  • 4.99% fixed interest rate (5.213% Annual Percentage Rate*)
  • No maximum income limit
  • Terms up to 10 years
  • This loan is secured by a mortgage on the property. Closing costs apply
  • Utility rebates and state or federal tax credits may be included in the loan amount

1-2 unit, owner-occupied, primary residences Properties under construction or held in Trust are not eligible 1-2 unit properties

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce renewable energy for a residence and attached garage through the installation of PV solar systems, maximum size 10kW for projects $20,000 or less

* APR is based on $50,000 for 120 months. The current loan terms and conditions stated, including interest rates, do not constitute a commitment to lend or offer to enter into agreement, and that such an offer may only be made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 47.206(3) and (4).

Our Lending Center is able to provide commercial & nonprofit financing in an efficient, cost-effective manner and in a way that makes it easy for borrowers to make efficiency upgrades that make financial sense.

Projects can include:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Wind Systems
  • Lighting upgrades
  • HVAC controls and upgrades
  • Refrigeration equipment replacement and upgrades
  • Envelope air sealing and insulation
  • Energy Star rated doors and windows (when combined with other energy improvements)

Eligible borrowers include business entities that are sole proprietors, LLC's, LLP's, S-Corps, C-Corps and Government entities.

All rates, terms, and program criteria are subject to change without notice.

Please call the lending Center at CEE for more information (612) 335-5884 or

Dedication to Community: 
More than 10,000 businesses and 50,000 Minnesota families have used CEE programs to lower their energy bills, create jobs in the local economy and reduce their impact on the environment. Our programs have a real world impact, and we are committed to providing expert technical resources to underserved communities and delivering unique cost-effective programs across the state. Our practical experience and on-the-ground work drives and informs our efforts to promote sound policies that increase Minnesota’s economic competitiveness while decreasing impact on natural resources.
Other Certifications: 
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Lender : Metro and Central
Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association (MnSEIA)
Contact Info
Jim Hasnik
212 3rd Ave N Suite 560 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
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