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SparkFund's take on all things energy

5 Steps To Finance Your Project

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Mar 3, 2016

Follow our 5 easy steps to have your energy efficiency project financed with SparkFund.


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Topics: Spark Efficiency Finance

What Energy Efficiency Can Learn From Solar, Uber and Spotify

Posted by Angela Ferrante

Jan 15, 2016

The business model shift driving growth in digital music, solar panels, and other consumer technologies is poised to have the same impact on commercial energy efficiency in the United States.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency Energy Services Agreement

The Efficiency Option

Posted by Virginia Hewitt

Jan 15, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) is going to create significant opportunities for energy efficiency focused businesses around the US. Companies are now updating their offerings to win as much additional work as possible, while innovative financing models are becoming integral to a successful sales strategy.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency Efficiency Services Agreement

How To Slide Your SparkFund Slider

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Dec 18, 2015

Looking to finance an energy efficiency project? See how to generate a proposal in 3 easy steps with our online financing calculator (AKA our 'Slider')

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Topics: Spark Flexible Finance

6 Perfect Occasions For Energy Efficiency

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Nov 2, 2015

We all know that energy efficiency retrofits can provide building owners significant savings to operating costs. However, energy efficiency is often the ugly cousin of sexy solar. Retrofitting aspirations are often given a low priority causing delays and loss of interest. Trying to engage potential project owners? Check out these 6 prime opportunities for energy services or equipment upgrades.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency Efficiency 101

Greening Agriculture: 4 New Markets In Agricultural Efficiency Tech

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Oct 1, 2015


While it is common knowledge that buildings and automobiles place the highest energy burden on our grid and our planet, agricultural production is often neglected in its critical importance to the global energy equation. Like most commercial and industrial buildings, agricultural operations have high potential for energy efficiency improvements. Yet unlike conventional buildings, farmers are constantly pursuing new methods for higher efficiency in energy use and production – often with synergetic benefits for better quality produce and lower energy usage. This isn’t farming, this is the future of agriculture.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency

News from SparkFund Co-Founder Joe Indvik

Posted by Joe Indvik

Aug 31, 2015

Last week, I announced to the SparkFund team that I have made the difficult but ultimately very positive decision to transition out of my role as President & COO of the company over the next month. This blog explains my decision in a bit more detail.

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The $1 Food Cart

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Aug 14, 2015

The food you buy from MOVE System’s new mobile food fleet may actually be more expensive than the vehicle itself… In fact, these 500 new mobile food carts are practically free.   

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Topics: Energy Efficiency Efficiency Finance

You Asked, We Listened: Introducing our new Financing Application

Posted by Natalie Valentin

Jul 24, 2015

 

SparkFund knows that time is money. That’s why we’re committed to making financing energy efficiency projects quick and easy. When our partners requested an even faster, simpler way to get us customer financial info, we hit the drawing board to come up with a more streamlined and user-friendly application. We’re really excited about our new web-based form, and we hope you are, too!


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Topics: Flexible Finance

Where's the Energy Efficiency At?

Posted by Jake Eisenberg

Jul 17, 2015

SparkFund has ramped up our project pipeline in 2015. What kind of projects are we seeing? Check out the numbers below for a preview of what we're reviewing and financing. 

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Topics: Energy Efficiency Efficiency Finance