Solutions: Procurement for Services and Solar Resources
Utilities often can drive down the cost of their community-solar program offerings by paying careful attention to their procurement process. Here you will find an overview of community-solar business models and turnkey or a la carte providers, which collectively define the competitive landscape for community solar. You will find specific advice on a key early decision—whether to in-source or out-source major aspects of your program. Resources and references, suggesting the role that project financing plays, are included. CSVP also has developed an RFP Library, among other resources to guide your specific procurement process. Case studies are currently under development, to illustrate best practices in this area.