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Can EE Financing Use the Solar Industry as a Model?

Third-Party Financing Was Solar’s Catalyst. Can Energy Efficiency Find the Same Model?

GreenTech Efficiency, July 21, 2014

Energy efficiency professionals are increasingly looking to the success of third-party financing in the solar industry as a model for attracting large investors and growing deal flow quickly. Is it working?

If a new survey of hundreds of project developers is any indication, the efficiency industry still hasn’t found the same financing momentum that carried the solar PV industry.

In an update to a survey from last year, Noesis Energy released its latest findings about what is holding back efficiency project development in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, one of the chief factors is a lack of financing options — or a lack of knowledge about those options.

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