Procuring Solar Energy for Federal Facilities: Practical Guidance
On Demand Training
Solar energy is positioned to play a significant role in Federal agency sustainability initiatives to meet renewable energy targets. Procuring solar energy and technology, however, can pose a unique set of challenges. This webinar outlines steps to successfully procure solar energy for your Federal facility.
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Time: 1:00 ET/ 12:00 CT/ 11:00 MT/ 10:00 PT Length: 45 Minutes
Instructor: Blaise Stoltenberg, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Instructor: Eric Partyka, Sentech/SRA International
The instructors cover the key points of the initial planning process for a solar project, including how to:
- Identify needs and goals
- Assemble an on-site team
- Evaluate candidate solar energy sites
- Consider requirements and recommendations
- Make a financing and contracting decision
- Implement a financing/contracting process
In addition, the webinar presents financing options for executing a solar project, examples of several completed solar projects on Federal sites, and background on Federal requirements for energy efficiency. The information provided is based on the new U.S. Department of Energy Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers.
Date recorded: December 1, 2010
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