Clean Technology Loans

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Loans for Clean Tech Projects


Whether you’re a cleantech entrepreneur looking for non-dilutive financing, or an existing business that wants to install efficiency measures, generate renewable energy or recycle waste, we know that traditional finance isn’t always the right fit.

That’s where we come in. When you work with Craft3, you benefit from the expertise of the largest regional loan fund that invests in clean technology businesses.


How we work for you

Startup or Acquisition

Market-ready startups, business acquisition or partner buyouts.

Working Capital

Purchase order and inventory financing.


Purchase or rehabilitation of equipment.

Commercial Real Estate

Purchase, retrofit or improve real estate.

Debt Restructuring

Term-out or consolidate short- or long-term debt.

Project Financing

Commercial construction, gap and bridge financing and term loans.

Rates and Terms

Loan Size

Typically, $25,000 to $3,000,000, although we can do smaller or larger loans in certain situations by utilizing a USDA Loan Guarantee


Fixed rates starting at 8.00%


2 percent plus closing costs
1 percent plus closing costs for nonprofits


3 to 7 years - longer amortizations are possible

Repayment frequency

Case-by-case, though we’ve made loans with:

  • Normal principal and interest payments
  • Interest-only payments during a start-up period
  • Fully-deferred start of all principal and interest payments
  • Revenue-based payment

Interest Type


Security / Guarantees


We offer both secured and unsecured loans. In many cases, we will require a personal guarantee from you or a guarantor.

For some loans, Craft3 may opt to utilize the USDA Business & Industry and SBA Community Advantage loan guarantee programs.