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Green Power Partnership

GPP Webinar: Third-party Financing of Solar on College and University Campuses

Thursday, December 13, 2012
3:00-4:00 p.m. (EST)
EPA's Green Power Partnership (GPP)

On Thursday, December 13, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EST), Second Nature and EPA's GPP co-hosted a webinar 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.

To view the "State of Renewables in Higher Education" kickoff webinar co-hosted by Second Nature and EPA on November 29, 2012, please visit Second Nature's Web page. Exit

Speaker Presentations

  • Ben Foster, SVP, Optony Inc.
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