Sustainable finance for energy solutions

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Sustainability Victoria offers a free finance facilitation service to all businesses, property owners, councils and community groups seeking to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The finance facilitation service is open to all Victorian businesses, not just those receiving support from a Sustainability Victoria grant.

Your business case

The Sustainable Finance service will help you access the data, information and analysis expertise needed to assist you in developing your Environmental Upgrade Finance business case or accessing other financial products.

The service includes help with cash flow development, provides market intelligence of government subsidy schemes, potential financiers, technology suppliers and regulatory requirements.

Sustainable financing options

Environmental Upgrade Finance

A financing structure whereby building owners can borrow money for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects and make repayment through the local council charge. 

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Power Purchase Agreement

A financial arrangement that allows a business to purchase renewable energy that is generated either on their premises or off-site. 

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Energy Performance Contract

An agreement between a business and a service provider, where the service provider agrees to deliver energy savings to the business. If energy savings are not achieved, the service provider pays the shortfall to the customer.

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Hire-purchase finance

Hire-purchase is a commercial finance product that enables a financier to purchase energy efficiency equipment on behalf of your business.

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Equipment loan finance

Equipment loan is a commercial finance product that enables a financier to lend money to a business to purchase energy efficiency equipment. It is also known as a chattel mortgage.

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Operating lease finance

An operating lease is a commercial finance product that enables a financier to purchase energy efficiency equipment and then rent it to a business.

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Capital lease finance

A commercial finance product that enables a financier to purchase energy efficiency equipment on behalf of a business. The business makes regular payments to the financier to lease the equipment but, as the payments are considered installments, the business owns the asset for accounting purposes.

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Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Vivek Kotak

Sustainable Finance Lead

+61 3 8626 8781

vivek.kotak@sustainability.vic.gov.au