How to Finance Energy Management Projects
Solving the "Lack of Capital Problem"
Fairmont Press – 2013 – 390 pages
The landscape for implementing energy efficient projects is rapidly changing and the need for energy project financing has never been greater. This book provides the key success factors for structuring a finance energy project and getting it approved by top management. Part I covers the need for financing as well as the basic concepts. Part II covers some practical applications of financing such as performance contracts, power purchase agreements, and other items like PACE financing. Part III contains articles that have helped many engineers get more projects implemented as they include information that can be used to present projects and get them approved.
Part I: Why & How
If You Read Anything … Do This First
A Simple Introduction to Financing Energy Management Projects
Part II: Tools And Techniques
Choosing the Right Financing and How to Use Energy Star Tools
The Evolution of Performance Contracts as a Financial Solution
Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Electric Systems
How to Make it Easy for the Lender to Work with You
Part III: Extra Information That Can Make the Difference Between "Yes" and "N"
How Energy Projects Improve Stock Prices
Energy Conservation Also Yields: Capital, Operations, Recognition and Environmental Benefits
Overcoming the Barriers That Delay "Good" Projects
Opportunities Via Codes, Standards and Legislation
Appendix A: Fundamentals: Time Value of Money Calculations
Appendix B: Links to M&V Guidelines
Appendix C: Energy Auditing Basics
Appendix D: Sample Project Development Agreement
Appendix E: A Sample Performance Contract
Appendix F: Explanations of Sample Performance Contract