Posts tagged Renewable Energy Credits
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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Renewable Energy Credits (RECS): A Review of the Basics and Questions to Ask Before Utilizing RECs as a Way to Meet Renewable Energy Goals

By Hillary Dobos and Emily Artale

Renewable Energy Credits (also known as RECs, Renewable Energy Certificates, or greentags) are  becoming an increasingly common way for individuals, households, and organizations to reduce their environmental footprint and help fund renewable energy development.  The following blog provides a brief overview of RECs and a list of questions that can help guide your decision to purchase RECs and guide your discussion with your REC supplier. 

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Increasing Transparency of the Solar Garden Process: The Top 4 Questions You Should Ask When Considering Participation in a Solar Garden

Community solar gardens are an emerging and an innovative approach to acquiring renewable energy. Many of our clients are asking us about the risks and benefits of participation, with an emphasis on understanding potential impacts on their financial bottom line and the ability to meet community sustainability and energy goals. We invite you to read our take on this process and use this information to guide conversations with your solar garden developer or utility company representative.

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