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FPUA and SELF Offering New Residential Energy Auditing Program

St. Lucie County, FL, April 1, 2016 –
The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) and the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) are joining forces to offer free energy audits for FPUA’s residential customers. Since its inception in 2010, SELF has completed more than 1,000 home energy audits to help homeowners identify cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption and electricity bills.

SELF Approved for New Loan Capital

St. Lucie County, FL, November 19, 2015 –

The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) received more good news this week from Dignity Health, a California-based not-for-profit public-benefit corporation founded in 1986 by the Sisters of Mercy. Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation who also provides low-interest loans to non-profits to improve underserved communities.

SELF Surpasses $4 million in Lending

St. Lucie County, FL, November 12, 2015 –

The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) has now surpassed $4 million in total lending and helped nearly 500 families and individuals complete home energy retrofit projects in 17 counties in Florida, with more than 2/3rds of the lending activity in low- and moderate- income communities, 40% for women, and 20% for military families and veterans.

SELF Increases Lending Activity By 300%

St. Lucie County, FL, September 22, 2015 –

The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is pleased to announce that the non-profit community lending organization will finish Fiscal Year 2015 (at the end of September) with more than a 300% increase in lending activity over last year. SELF closed 185 loans this fiscal year for a total of $1.4 million in lending, compared to 59 loans last year for a total of $452,000.