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REFINE has identified a lack of attractive financing options for EES projects as a major barrier to the development of a functioning, robust EES market in Europe. In its research, the project will deliver an ongoing market overview to analyse the status of refinancing service markets across Europe.


Refinancing Market Assessment Report

This report analyses the status of the refinancing service markets in nine European countries. The report shows differences across Europe: Whereas in some countries refinancing schemes have become a standard for the EES business, in other countries, none are applied.

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Case studies on existing refinancing instruments for energy efficiency services

This report performs a thorough analysis of best practices in refinancing instruments for energy efficiency service (EES) in four REFINE project partner countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Latvia.

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The Potential of Refinancing Schemes in the European EES Market

The summary presents the key results of the EES market survey which was conducted between January and May 2022 with EES providers (ESCOs) to gather their (potential) interest in selling receivables from ongoing or future EES projects. 

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The sale of receivables provides financing for most EPC projects in the Czech Republic

The sale of receivables is the most common method of financing Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) projects in the Czech Republic, which makes it different from other EU countries. 

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