Solar Thermal or Electric Application Template and Technical Requirements

The required application documents depend on the level and type of financial assistance. A complete application includes an application, technical report and appropriate forms and certifications below.

Application

Grant Only

  • Simplified (Project with total eligible project costs of $200,000 or less)
  • Full (Project with total eligible costs exceeding $200,000)
  • Guaranteed Loan Only

  • Guaranteed Loan Amount Less than $600,000
  • Guaranteed Loan Amount More than $600,000
  • Combination Guaranteed Loan/Grant

  • Guaranteed Loan Amount Less than $600,000
  • Guaranteed Loan Amount More than $600,000
  • Technical Report

    Additionally, each application for a solar project must have a technical report. The requirements of the technical report depend on the total eligible project cost. A solar project is considered small if for electric projects the rate power of the system is 10kW or smaller or for thermal projects the rated storage volume of the system is 240 gallons or smaller. Any solar projects over these limits are considered large.

  • Small Solar Technical Report with total eligible cost less than $200,000
  • Large Solar Technical Report with total eligible prject cost less than $200,000
  • Small Solar Technical Report with total eligible project cost more than $200,000
  • Large Solar Technical Report with total eligible project cost more than $200,000
  • The following forms and certifications may be required as part of the application package. Review the appropriate template above to see which of the following is necessary to complete:

    Forms and Certifications

  • SF 424: Application Form
  • SF 424-C: Budget
  • SF 424-D: Assurances
  • 1940-20: Request for Enviornmental Information
  • 400-1: Equal Opportunity Agreement
  • 400-4: Assurance Agreement
  • AD 1047: Certification Regarding Debarment, Susepnsion, and other Responsibility Matters-- Primary Covered Transactions
  • AD 1048: Certification Regarding Debarment, Susepnsion, and other Responsibility Matters-- Lower Tier Covered Transactions
  • AD 1049: Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 1 -- "For Grantees other than individuals"
  • Exhibit A-1 of 1940-Q: Certification for Contracts, Grants and Loans -- if the grant exceeds $100,000 (coming soon)
  • Form SF LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities; must be completed if the applicant or borrower has made or agreed to make payment using funds other than Federal appropriated funds to influence or attempt to influence a decision in connection with the application.
  • Guide 6: Certification Regarding Qualification for Simplified Grant Applications -- 4280.114 (coming soon)
  • 4279-1A: Application for Loan Guarantee, Short Form (coming soon)
  • Application for Loan Guarantee (coming soon)