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.
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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Rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems
Solar hot water and heat pumps
Demand management systems
Embedded electricity networks
Bioenergy and biofuels
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
Low emissions and electric vehicles