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While there hasn’t been much clean energy finance marketing done directly to contractors, those that have likely put the most money into it are these guys, https://www.gogecapital.com/en/consumer-credit-financing/business/index.html and I think the messaging here is pretty good. So what would a contractor-centric EE finance marketing push look like? In my mind, it’s a two step process: First you […]More
When HB&C started working on building a strong role for energy efficiency finance back about 5 or 6 years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot happening in the market. Only a couple credit unions around the country had energy efficiency lending programs. Almost no banks had figured out how to be involved in the market. […]More
A client recently asked me for some examples of good outreach to energy efficiency contractors. After much thought, I realized I was at a bit of a loss. There is a LOT of advertising about energy efficiency programs to consumers, but very little actually reaches out directly to contractors. This is all wrong. First off, this […]More