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"Third-party Financing of Solar on College and University Campuses"

Thursday, December 13, 2012
3:00-4:00 pm (EST)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership

On Thursday, December 13th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (EST), Second Nature and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP) co-hosted a webcast on "Third-party Financing of Solar on College and University Campuses."

Third-party financing, generally through a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA), enables institutions to deploy solar systems without upfront capital costs, while simultaneously addressing energy cost risk, technical, operations and maintenance requirements, incentives and more.

This interactive session:

  • Reviewed common third-party financing models;
  • Highlighted best deployment practices for colleges and universities;
  • Addressed common questions;
  • Featured a case study on American University's use of a PPA to install more than 2,150 solar photovoltaic panels across six campus buildings, resulting in the largest solar power system in the District of Columbia.


Speakers included:

  • Ben Foster, SVP, Optony Inc.
  • Chris O'Brien, Director of Sustainability, American University
    Presentation (PDF) (10 pp, 1.6MB)

To request an audio recording of the webinar, send an email to Mollie Lemon (lemon.mollie@epa.gov).

To view the "State of Renewables in Higher Education" kick off webcast co-hosted by Second Nature and EPA on November 29, 2012, please visit http://secondnaturebos.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/join-second-nature-and-the-epa-green-power-partnership-for-the-state-of-renewables-in-higher-education/ Exit EPA Disclaimer

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