How SMART-E Loans Can Make Residential Energy Upgrades More Accessible

September 14, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

SMART-E is an unsecured, low-interest personal loan product for residential energy upgrades that has been successfully run in Connecticut and Michigan since 2009. It makes clean energy home improvements more accessible to homeowners, including low-income and credit-challenged borrowers, via networks of local lenders. With the help of an online workflow platform designed to streamline the application process, SMART-E is being deployed in an increasing number of states across the country.

On this Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar, Madeline Priest, a Senior Manager at Inclusive Prosperity Capital, and Neda Arabshahi, Director of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy, shared more about the SMART-E loan product and how it can be employed to make energy upgrades more accessible in your jurisdiction. CESA Project Director Nate Hausman moderated.