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Economic Impacts from the Boulder County, Colorado, ClimateSmart Loan Program: Using Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

This report examines the economic impacts (including job creation) from the Boulder County, Colorado, ClimateSmart Loan Program (CSLP), an example of Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The CSLP was the first test of PACE financing on a multi-jurisdictional level (involving individual cities as well as the county government). It was also the first PACE program to comprehensively address energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, and it was the first funded by a public offering of both taxable and tax-exempt bonds.

Location:
Boulder, Colorado
United States

Tool to Compare Solar Energy Program Financing Options: San José

This model is intended to be used for internal discussion purposes and should be used only as a guideline for evaluating the options. The costs for the three options are automatically updated when changes are made to the Key Assumptions.

Location:
San José, California
United States

Implementing Solar PV Projects on Historic Buildings and in Historic Districts

Many municipalities, particularly in older communities of the United States, have a large amount of historic buildings and districts. In addition to preserving these historic assets, many municipalities have goals or legislative requirements to procure a certain amount of energy from renewable sources and to become more efficient in their energy use; often, these requirements do not exempt historic buildings.

Location:
Denver, Colorado
United States

Solar Ready: An Overview of Implementation Practices

This report explores three mechanisms for encouraging solar ready building design and construction: solar ready legislation, certification programs for solar ready design and construction, and stakeholder education. These methods are not mutually exclusive, and all, if implemented well, could contribute to more solar ready construction.

Analysis of Web Based Solar Photovoltaic Mapping Tools

A PV mapping tool visually represents a specific site and calculates PV system size and projected electricity production. This report identifies the commercially available solar mapping tools and thoroughly summarizes the source data type and resolution, the visualization software program being used, user inputs, calculation methodology and algorithms, map outputs, and development costs for each map.

RFP for Solar Education Kiosks

Request for Proposal for Interpretive Signage/Informational displays for three locations in Sacramento.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

Solar Policy Environment: Houston

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The City of Houston is committed to achieving a sustainable solar infrastructure through strategic partnerships that address market barriers for solar energy through the Houston Solar Initiative. The initiative is dedicated to this long-term goal while focusing on near- and mid-term results that go beyond demonstration solar projects.

Location:
Houston, Texas
United States

User Guide for San José Finance Tool

This user guide is intended primarily for the finance tool itself rather than an introduction to photovoltaics (PV) and PV finance. Users who do not have a basic understanding of PV systems, terminology, and financing structures are encouraged to review the documents referenced at the end of the guide..

User guide for finance tool created by Charlene Sun of the City of San José, California.

Location:
San José, California
United States

Community Solar Public Opinion Research Results (Seattle)

500 Seattle City Light customers were polled to determine interest in a community solar program, how people would participate and at what price levels. This is a presentation of the results.

Location:
Seattle, Washington
United States

Solar Policy Environment: Boston

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

City of Boston’s objective in creating Solar Boston is to maximize solar technology’s role in the City’s sustainable development, educational and emergency preparedness policies. Solar Boston’s objective is the installation of solar technology on all feasible and appropriate locations throughout Boston.

Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

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