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Hi, I'd like to qualify for a BPI Certification, does anybody have experience in achieving BPI Certification success by educating themselves from resources available in the public domain as opposed…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bijou Lulla Jul 19, 2013.

 

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Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Couldn't agree more Barbara; but PPA'a are still the fastest growing loan category!"
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Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Be careful with solar leases and PPAs as most contracts reference them as personal property. They do not have continuity of ownership with the property either. These leases can create problems on the sale of a home and could potentially…"
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Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Well Bob that's exactly the problem with many EE/Solar investments, the benefits are tail ended, investments are upfront. But there are many programs on the anvil, PACE, HERO are some of the program designs that are seeing traction in the…"
Mar 16
Bob Blanchette commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"20 years is too long for most customers to sign up considering most people are in their homes only 7 years. Anything over 5 years is going to run off consumers. Use today’s lower cost of solar panels along with utility Smartmeters/TOU rates to…"
Mar 16
Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Bob, equipment leasing for Solar runs 20 years and with some grey areas like what is the residual value at end of lease period, cost of deposing off the equipment etc. Also customer economic revolve around the system output i.e. kWh of energy and…"
Mar 16
Bob Blanchette commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Equipment leasing may be the answer, same business model that security companies use. Customer signs a 36 month contract and agrees to pay $XXX per month. Equipment service/repairs is included in leasing costs, customer pays nothing out of pocket…"
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Bijou Lulla's blog post was featured

Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?

There is a lot of news flow on investor interest on raising funds for solar loans, but not much attention has been paid to - what constitutes an ‘attractive interest rate’ to make homeowners ‘jump’ to make that solar investment.Supply Side FirstLets focus on the resource side; the benchmark for raising ‘low cost’ institutional funds lies will be SolarCity’s BBB tranche security backed notes which were raised at an interest rate of…See More
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Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?

There is a lot of news flow on investor interest on raising funds for solar loans, but not much attention has been paid to - what constitutes an ‘attractive interest rate’ to make homeowners ‘jump’ to make that solar investment.Supply Side FirstLets focus on the resource side; the benchmark for raising ‘low cost’ institutional funds lies will be SolarCity’s BBB tranche security backed notes which were raised at an interest rate of…See More
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Bijou Lulla replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"Thanks Eric for sharing your lead strategies; which web pages do you generally use for lead gen, what budget do you allocate every month for lead gen and what is the conversion ratio that you achieve.   Am setting up a lead gen site myself and…"
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Bijou Lulla replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"Hello Dmitri, I am uploading some files for your review, these research papers give you a broad perspective on Consumer Behavior as regards to Energy Efficiency; hope it helps! I work in Marketing & Sales of RE projects; if you need any…"
Feb 13
Bijou Lulla replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"Thanks Corbett, I am aware of that trap! "
Jul 19, 2013
Corbett Lunsford replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"Careful- you get what you pay for. It's either an expensive training up front, or a lot of expensive mistakes in front of your clients. Take it from me- I've put myself through "business school" but instead of taking 2 years and…"
Jul 19, 2013
Bijou Lulla replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"I do intend to offer Energy Audit services and resell energy efficiency solutions independently; hence the interest in qualification.  Thanks for all the advice!"
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Bud Poll replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"The bigger question might be, what do you want to do with your certification?  Independent energy auditors are finding it difficult to market their services against larger businesses that offer a full package.  If you can work for a full…"
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Bijou Lulla replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"Bud, Your response is much appreciated! Yes there is honestly a ton of knowledge out there, except it is unstructured - if you know what you are looking for and in the order that you are looking for it.....thats another story.  The problem is…"
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Bud Poll replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion FREE BPI Education
"Hi Bijou, I have a different problem, but my solution has been similar to what you are asking. Being almost totally deaf I can get totally lost in a classroom environment. My solution was self study. I read "Residential Energy" (Krigger…"
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ASHRAE Auditor

Hello,

I am looking to team up with an ASHRAE certified auditor on a professional basis.

I am offering Commercial Energy Efficiency solutions under the CA PACE program, for which an ASHRAE audit is required to access PACE funds. 

I will prefer to work with an associate in the San Francisco Bay Area

On your interest we can exchange more information. Thank-you for your consideration. 

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:53pm

Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?

There is a lot of news flow on investor interest on raising funds for solar loans, but not much attention has been paid to - what constitutes an ‘attractive interest rate’ to make homeowners ‘jump’ to make that solar investment.

Supply Side First

Lets focus on the resource side; the benchmark for raising ‘low cost’ institutional funds lies will be SolarCity’s…

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:34pm — 6 Comments

Solar Leasing - Consumer Guide to making an informed choice!

Solar Leasing - Creating a new Demography

Third-party solar energy system leases now account for nearly three-quarters of California’s residential solar market, and have added $ billions to the Californian economy according to reports. Popularly known as 'ZERO DOWN', leasing or 3rd party owned models have…

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Posted on May 8, 2013 at 7:54pm

What is the Consumer Attitude towards Energy Efficiency Products & Services

Much has been written in recent times on consumer attitudes towards investing in energy efficiency retrofits, a recent GTM article http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Can-Home-Energy-Efficiency-Gain-Traction?utm_source=SmartGrid&utm_medium=Headline&utm_campaign=GTMDaily does hit the nail on the…

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