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An Overview of Solar Power Procurement Options

By Hillary Dobos and Emily Artale

Many of our clients have shown interest in pursuing solar energy but are quickly overwhelmed by the myriad of solar power procurement options available to them.  Common questions include:

  • What are all of my options?
  • Should I participate in a solar garden or purchase solar RECs?
  • What is the difference between a solar lease and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of purchasing the solar panels outright? 

This blog provides a brief overview of some of the options for procuring solar power. As different organizations may have diverse goals for solar procurement, finding the “right” option(s) will also vary. We do not specifically endorse any one method over the other, but rather provide some basic information to answer some of the most common questions.  

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