WEBINAR RECORDING: Beyond the PPA - Solar Financing for California's Local Government

By Kyle Kearney, Vice President of Project Development-Western US

Borrego Solar’s VP of Project Development, Kyle Kearney, recently gave a presentation to an audience of California’s local government representatives on the topic of alternative solar financing options for local government entities and how these other forms of solar financing can sometimes provide greater value than a power purchase agreement (PPA).

Highlighting the economic benefits and flexibility that come with some of the lesser-known solar financing options being offered today, the presentation compares bonds, loans, cash, and tax-exempt municipal leases to the wildly popular PPA. During the presentation Kyle covers basic terms and conditions, standard rates, timelines and schedules, major considerations and the pros and cons of each solar financing option with the  goal of providing context to the age old question of whether outright ownership or third-party ownership is better for commercial-scale solar projects.

To  watch the related webinar in this series “Solar Net Energy Metering & RES-BCT for California’s Local Government” go here. 

After watching this webinar you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Bond financing: General Obligation Bonds & Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREB)
  • California Energy Commission (CEC) Loans
  • How these solar financing options compare to PPAs
  • Standard terms and conditions of each
  • Tax-Exempt Municipal Leases
  • The pros and cons of system ownership
  • Various ways to assess the value of a solar installation

A recording of the presentation is now available online and gives local government representatives in California a comprehensive overview of the various ways to finance a solar energy project and the best ways to evaluate the pros and cons of each.

The presentation and audio recording can be viewed below. Access the webinar by completing the form to the right.

Contact Sarah Horn (shorn@borregosolar.com) if you have any trouble accessing the webinar presentation.

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