31 May '13, 6pm

What an Efficiency Startup Is Learning From Third-Party Solar Financing

What an Efficiency Startup Is Learning From Third-Party Solar Financing

Large investors want to put their money in energy efficiency. The problem is that the market hasn't scaled nearly enough to encourage the financial innovation needed to bundle projects and bring large amounts of capital into the sector. For Noesis Energy , a Texas-based startup with a free online marketplace that connects building owners and energy service professionals, beefing up the industry's project pipeline to bring in new investors is one of the main reasons for setting up its service. "Every time we talk to investors, we hear the same thing. The money is there. But it's the scale, the volume and ability to find the right deals quickly enough that's lacking. The key is connecting the opportunities to the money," said Noesis CEO Scott Harmon. Harmon's experience echoes a recent report from Ceres outlining why lack of scale is leaving tens of billions of dollars in in...

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