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At the same time, LED street lighting is increasingly becoming recognized as a relatively low-risk investment that can pay big dividends in the form of energy and maintenance savings when correctly implemented. The recent emergence of myriad financial instruments, as well as financing companies offering to supply the associated funding, is testament to the favorable perspective taken on these investments.
The purpose of this section of the website is to offer a brief introduction to the various financing models and tools that are becoming available, to present case studies of municipalities that have used those tools, and to provide links to resources that offer additional information. These materials are not intended to be a complete tutorial on the various financing methods, nor to steer users in any particular direction; but, rather, to raise awareness of some of the different options available and identify sources for obtaining more information.