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The District of Columbia's Department of General Services engaged Sol Systems to develop one of the largest onsite solar energy projects in the U.S. on a 12-month timeline using a unique power purchase agreement. The project spans 35 facilities, including schools, hospitals, police facilities, and more.
The Clean Energy for Low Income Accelerator (CELICA) sunsetted Summer 2018, meaning all 37 CELICA partners, 16 national partners, and DOE/National Renewable Energy Lab staff convened to reflect on the results. This was an opportunity where attendees reflected on partner accomplishments, showcased CELICA's deliverables, gathered feedback on lessons learned, and discussed next steps. Open to CELICA partners only.
Session attendees heard from states and cities utilizing solar to serve customers in innovative ways. Whether through federal programs, leveraging funds to increase access to solar, community solar, or workforce development programs, partners shared how they did it AND how they engaged stakeholders along the way. Speakers also addressed the various barriers states and cities faced and strategic approaches for solar adoption.
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an arrangement in which a third-party developer installs, owns, and operates an energy system on a customer’s property. The customer then purchases the system's electric output for a predetermined period.
This 2020 Summit session provided a deep dive into the state of the energy financing market. Better Buildings Financial Allies shared insights on emerging energy financing solutions such as commercial PACE, efficiency-as-a-service, and green bonds to help building owners demystify and access financing.