26 Oct '11, 9pm

11 Ways to Unlock $150B in Energy Efficiency Financing

11 Ways to Unlock $150B in Energy Efficiency Financing

1. Energy Savings Performance Contracting , in which government agencies, hospitals, universities, schools and other entities pay for energy efficiency improvement using savings that result from the work. We've reported on Johnson Controls ' and Honeywell 's business in this area on GreenBiz. The report highlights efforts by those companies as well. 2. Energy Services Agreements , which build on the idea of power purchase agreements. Such arrangements are frequently seen in solar power installation projects at retailers, schools and hospitals. The firms host solar arrays on their rooftops and benefit from negotiating lower energy rates with the outfits that install, own and maintain the systems and get rights to the electricity they produce. Kaiser and Walmart are among the companies that have installed solar power systems using PPAs. 3. State/Municipal Loan Programs. The ...

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