Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) is inviting companies developing solar, wind, geothermal or hydro power, advanced uses for natural gas resources, novel energy storage technologies and technologies related to energy conservation or transportation to apply to its Alternative Energy Development Program (AEDP).
AEDP offers loans between $50,000 to $750,000. The program is intended to accelerate the development and commercialization of promising clean and alternative energy technologies. BFTP/SEP says it will consider proposals for technologies that have demonstrated impact for energy generation, conservation and/or distribution.
To be eligible, companies must have fewer than 250 employees and be located in — or willing to relocate to — Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties. Technologies employed in the proposals can range from early-stage to commercialization ready.
Under the terms of BFTP/SEP’s request for proposals, a five-to-one cash match is required for $50,000 loans; loans greater than $50,000 require a one-to-one company match.
An email notice of intent to apply is due by 5 p.m. on June 23; completed proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 7.
Writer: Elise Vider