A guide for facilities decision-makers on going solar

| July 9, 2019

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Implementing a solar energy project has many legs and can move in many directions. However, guidance, development of the project, the site, and goals need to be set well before actual work can be done. Planning can help a facility carry out the solar implementation project, but facility managers should also look for innovative ways to aggregate procurements to benefit from economies of scale and to reduce transaction costs. Federal agencies, for example, are moving toward solar power capabilities, as are private organizations. But no matter the agency or sector, interest is there for generating solar plans. Solar power implementation is often motivated by sustainability targets, reducing long-term energy costs, and leading by example in the transition to a clean energy economy. To facilitate that goal, the U.S. Department of Energy has published guidance for implementing solar power in its report, “Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers.” While designed for federal agencies, the guide provides ample information to help the private sector make the move to solar power. The methods for procuring solar energy evolve rapidly, ranging from direct purchases to more sophisticated long-term agreements. Technology improvements, cost reductions and experienced project developers make solar projects easier to put into service.

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