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Our Impact

The Clean Energy Fund of Texas has several innovative projects underway, and our team has decades of successful green finance projects under their belts.

Low-Income Households Electric Vehicle Program, Austin, Texas

We are working with partners to develop an innovative electric vehicle loan program in Austin. The cutting edge program will provide low-income households access to low-cost electric vehicles so they can have reliable, low-emissions vehicles to commute to work, attend school, and run errands. Clean Energy Fund of Texas will provide the financing for the program, which should kick off in 2023.

Coalition for Renewable Energy

We have partnered with numerous organizations to convene spaces for coalition building around renewables, energy efficiency and green workforce development. The range of loan products and services we offer allows us to tailor our financing appropriately to a specific nonprofit or community entity.

Track Record of Success

Clean Energy Fund of Texas Founder Stephen Brown has a track record of successful green projects through his previous collaborations. These include:

The Palm Center – Houston: Through the work of Nuveen Green Capital, the nonprofit Palm Center property in Houston received $1.2 million in financing for green upgrades. The 160,000 square foot mixed-use development provides affordable office space to small businesses, bringing economic growth to the area. Through the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, Nuveen Green Capital’s funding added solar panels as well as upgrades to the roofing, lighting, HVAC and plumbing. PACE is a green finance program that allows solar, energy efficiency and weatherization projects to secure long term financing at a fixed rate. The improvements will pay for themselves over the life of the project.

Dallas Paint and Body – Dallas: Through the work of the Texas PACE Authority, Dallas Paint and Body made $74,000 in solar and LED light upgrades. This small, Latino-owned business used the Dallas PACE program to make these green upgrades. The auto body shop was able to save money and improve the conditions in their small business while cutting electricity use by a third.

R.J. Liebe Athletic Lettering Company – Navarro County, Texas: Also through the work of the Texas PACE Authority, this sewing manufacturing plant became the first manufacturing plant in Texas to complete a PACE project. The aging building had been vacant for about a decade, dragging down the economic potential of the surrounding area. When Liebe relocated from Missouri to the 36,000 square foot plant, the company used the PACE program to finance HVAC and LED lighting upgrades. Liebe brought manufacturing jobs to Navarro County while ensuring the plant operated efficiently.