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Asset finance

The CEFC has a strong focus on extending the reach of our finance to support investment in smaller-scale clean energy projects. Through our asset co-finance programs with banks, specialised lenders and funds, we continue to deliver the benefits of clean energy to energy users, whether on the farm, in households, on the road or in a factory.

These investments are made via the wholesale debt facilities we provide to our co-financiers, who use that capital to provide low cost finance to borrowers investing in smaller-scale clean energy assets around the country. Projects range from $10,000 to $5 million.

Eligible projects range from small-scale rooftop solar and battery storage, to energy efficient manufacturing and farm equipment, as well as improved building insulation, heating and cooling, demand management systems and low emissions or electric light vehicles.

The co-finance programs are an efficient, effective and timely mechanism to enable a large number of Australian households and businesses to draw on CEFC finance. At the same time, they encourage increased investment in clean energy technologies, by incentivising borrowers to preference best in class clean energy assets when considering new equipment purchases, property fit outs and vehicles.

Reef funding program

The Reef Funding Program is financing clean energy projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area, supporting delivery of the Reef 2050 plan and the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef. CEFC finance is directed to eligible projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area across renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.

We focus on five priority areas of economic activity: agribusiness, property, infrastructure, grid and storage solutions and bioproducts. These priorities reflect broad and ongoing consultation with businesses, government agencies and financiers in the Reef Catchment Area. Within these sectors we particularly encourage projects with the potential to improve water quality outcomes, which have the greatest potential to directly impact Reef health.

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Where to act

change your energy use

Rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems 

Solar hot water and heat pumps

Demand management systems

Embedded electricity networks 

Battery storage

Bioenergy and biofuels


cut your energy use

Variable speed drives

Lighting, heating, ventilation
and air-conditioning (HVAC)

Industrial and commercial refrigeration

Water efficiency and irrigation

Building management systems

Energy efficient plant and equipment

lower your emissions

Low emissions and electric vehicles

Electricity generation


Waste management

Waste utilisation