27 Feb '12, 3pm

New Financing Models: Potential to Revolutionize Commercial Solar Water Heating Market

Last month, SEPA released a new study titled, “Heating Up: The Impact of Third Party Business Models on the US Market for Solar Water and Space Heating .” The report profiled the emergence of a number of new and existing third-party options for financing solar water heating. While third party financing has potential to revolutionize the commercial SWH market, there are still a number of challenges holding back such financing mechanisms. However, existing industry players and new market entrants are actively devising ways to overcome these challenges. As I’ve discussed in previous posts , commercial solar water heating (SWH) is less expensive and captures more energy per square foot than solar PV—making it a compelling proposition for many businesses in hot water intensive sectors. Although solar water heating systems are less expensive to own and operate than solar electri...

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