Financing Innovation Drives the Deployment of Customer EaaS Solutions
By William Tokash
Commercial and industrial energy users look to capitalize on the shift from centralized power generation to renewable energy and a decentralized grid. They seek guaranteed energy use reduction and cost savings without capital expenditures. The energy as a service, or EaaS, marketplace responds to customer demand for energy solutions that are clean, distributed, intelligent, and mobile.
Independents: Niche Focus for Continued Success
By Charles Wendel
Despite multiple challenges, Independents of various type and size have continued to thrive and even dominate some sectors. These challenges include cost-of-funds disadvantages, increased focus by some banks on equipment finance, rising IT costs, and the downturn of the early 2000s. Based on a Foundation study, this article highlights the current role of Independents, how they have evolved since 2011, and their potential evolution over the next five years.