Skip header navigation to main content. NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL Publications

Return to Search

Return to Document List Go to Next Document

Document Summary

Title: Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers, September 2010.
Author: Stoltenberg, B.; Partyka, E.
Pages/Volumes: 104 pp.
Publication Year: 2010
Document Type: Book, Booklet, Conference Proceedings
NTIS/GPO Number: 990106
Subject Code Description: Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
Abstract: This guide presents an overview of the process for successfully planning for and installing solar technology on a federal site. It is specifically targeted to managers of federal buildings and sites, contracting officers, energy and sustainability officers, and regional procurement managers. The solar project process is outlined in a concise, easy-to-understand, step-by-step format. Information includes a brief overview of legislation and executive orders related to renewable energy and the compelling reasons for implementing a solar project on a federal site. It also includes how to assess a facility to identify the best solar installation site, project recommendations and considerations to help avoid unforeseen issues, and guidance on financing and contracting options. Case studies with descriptions of successful solar deployments across multiple agencies are presented. In addition, detailed information and sample documents for specific tasks are referenced with Web links or included in the appendixes. The guide concentrates on distributed solar generation and not large, centralized solar energy generation.
Accession Number: 47854
Library Notes: NPL-1009 REV
Report Numbers: BK-7A2-47854; DOE/GO-102010-3030

6.8 MB

PDF: This document is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. Download Acrobat Reader.