Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The phase-out of ozone-depleting heating and cooling systems has motivated building owners to opt for cost-effective alternatives such as district heating and cooling, a large segment in this mature industry. Once district heating and cooling systems are established, they tend to grow substantially as new clients are added to the network. This may help ensure industry growth well into the future... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The high capital cost involved in constructing a district energy system represents a substantial barrier to entry. High initial capital costs typically require prospective entrants to have a significant number of customers, preferably under long-term contracts, prior to undertaking construction of a new cooling or heating system. Once a system is established in a particular area, it effectively removes the opportunity for other competing systems to enter that geographic market.
High industry concentration is also a barrier to entry because it will be difficult to start operations given that large players already have district energy operations across the United States... purchase to read more