Lack of investment is a limiting factor for energy efficiency projects in the United States, often because developers are unaware of third-party financing options that have helped attract funds to the solar energy market. “Despite a lot of talk about creating third-party models and a small surge in activity, the efficiency industry is still many steps behind solar,” Lacey writes. “A lack of education in the market, an overly complicated closing process, and distrust of the claimed savings are the three big obstacles preventing a surge in deal flow.”
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