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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.

SELF surpasses $1M raised this year

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is pleased to announce that the non-profit community lending organization has secured more than $1 million in new loan capital this fiscal year from multiple non-governmental sources, including banks, faith-based organizations, impact investors and international crowd-funding efforts.

Vying For Vets

Veterans for sustainability, an idea generated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is taking shape and moving across the country.

We are hoping to be both the model and the catalyst,” says Brian Sales of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Veterans Group. As one of the group’s two founders, Sales speaks emphatically about the program that helped him reintegrate into civilian society after 10 years in the U.S. Army Infantry.

SELF Expanding Into The City of Orlando

St. Lucie County, FL, December 3, 2014 –

The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a new partnership with the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) which will be expand the award-winning home energy improvement program into Orlando beginning in January 2015. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has set-forth ambitious plans to make the City “the most sustainable community in the southeastern United States”, and SELF will provide the tools to help residents and homeowners reduce their energy bills and enhance their quality of life.

Low cost loans available to improve energy efficiency at PSL homes, businesses

Low cost loans available to improve energy efficiency at PSL homes, businesses

Posted: Oct. 31, 2014

The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is a non-profit organization that helps St. Lucie County residents and businesses finance energy efficiency projects at low cost. They are offering a credit restoration seminar on Nov. 5, at their office in Fort Pierce and have two programs in St. Lucie County to provide low cost loans for energy-related property improvements.

Residential Program

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