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PowerSaver Business Loans

Today, more enterprises are greening their business through a variety of practices. Many companies are investing in energy efficiency.

Loans for Businesses located in the field of membership

Business Real Estate Loans

Commercial SolarUse a commercial real estate loan for any owner or non-owner occupied, real estate-related green capital expense including acquisition, refinancing, construction or renovation. We have a variety of flexible loan structure and repayment options.

Term Loans

Grow your business by financing additional equipment, or take advantage of equity in existing equipment to fund green operations. Benefit from our term loans that also offer flexibility and competitive rates, whether financing permanent working capital or energy efficiency or renewable improvements.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans

The U.S. SBA has loan programs that enable small and growing businesses to obtain loan approval by providing a loan guarantee when necessary.

All of SBA's 7(a) loan programs can be used by small businesses to fund green improvements.

Company (504) loan program can be used to make significant capital improvements including extensive plant/office renovations to increase overall energy efficiency.

For more information

Contact our Business Lending Department at 434-964-2001 or email

Charlottesville Clean Energy Commercial Loan

(Available for City of Charlottesville businesses only.)

We've partnered with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the City of Charlottesville to help you reduce your energy costs, upgrade your facility, and improve the environmental quality of our community.

The Charlottesville Clean Energy Commercial Loans Programs offers City business owners a rate reduction on loan amounts up to $60,000.

Eligible projects include:

  • Energy Audit
  • Insulation and/or Air Sealing
  • Duct Sealing
  • Windows
  • Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Water Heaters
  • HVAC Systems
  • Office Equipment and Appliances
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Solar PV
  • Solar Hot Water

Other energy efficiency or renewable technology projects may qualify.

Please email LEAP or call 434-227-4666.

To get started:

Step 1

Connect with an expert energy advisor at LEAP by calling 434-227-4666 or emailing to confirm your eligibility for the Charlottesville Clean Energy Commercial Loan program. At this time, your LEAP advisor will walk you through the process and explain your potential for government and utility rebates, tax credits, and energy cost savings resulting from the energy efficiency improvements or renewal energy upgrades you make.

Step 2

Apply for your Charlottesville Clean Energy Commercial Loan with UVA Community Credit Union by calling our Business Lending team at 434-964-2001 or email

Charlottesville Clean Energy Commercial Loans are made available through a generous grant from the City of Charlottesville administered by LEAP.

*All borrowers must meet UVA Community Credit Union membership criteria 

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