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What is Clean Energy Credit Union?

The negative impacts of pollution and climate change require us to act boldly and quickly to protect our environment and usher in a clean energy economy.  Public demand for clean energy is growing rapidly and so, too, is the need for affordable financing for clean energy products and services. 

To address this, we’ve started Clean Energy Credit Union, a new financial institution focused solely on providing loans that help people afford clean energy products and services such as solar electric systems, electric vehicles, home energy efficiency retrofits, electric-assist bicycles, and net-zero energy homes. 

Our vision is a world where everyone can participate in the clean energy movement:

  1. We make it easier for everyone to afford to use clean energy by providing loans with amazing terms;
  2. We make it easier for everyone to invest in the clean energy movement simply by opening a federally-insured savings account with us. Your deposits earn an interest rate and are used exclusively to help others buy clean energy products and services.

What makes us different?

Clean Energy Credit Union is a first-of-its-kind financial institution, unique for the following reasons:

  1. As a not-for-profit, tax-exempt cooperative, we are democratically owned and controlled by our members on a one-vote-per-member basis.  We serve our mission and our members rather than stockholders.  Both our federal tax-exemption and the lack of stockholder dividend payouts enable us to pass along substantial savings to our members in the form of better loan rates.
  2. We’re online-only, avoiding the expensive operating costs of brick-and-mortar branch offices. Again, this savings is passed along to members in the form of better loan rates;
  3. Finally, we’re focused solely on clean energy lending, enabling us to do it better than any other financial institution.  Promoting clean energy and protecting the environment are in our mission and in our DNA, ensuring that we retain our clean energy focus far into the future.

Join us in supporting the clean energy movement. Together, we can make a difference for our environment and our economy. Learn more about Who We Are or become a member today.

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