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New York is overhauling its market for utility scale renewable energy projects. On June 1, NYSERDA released a much anticipated document proposing options for what the agency is calling its “Large Scale Renewables” program. The Large Scale Renewables proposal opens possibilities for both solar developers seeking to expand beyond the bite-sized, C&I net metered paradigm and for customers that have dreamed of hedging larger portions of their energy budgets through direct renewable energy procurement.
The solar industry has driven down project installation costs dramatically, and moderate price declines are predicted to continue. From the energy buyer's perspective, this begs the question "Why buy solar power now if it will be cheaper next month or even next year?"
Customer access to clean energy has increased dramatically in the past 15 years, as technology cost reductions, electricity market deregulation, and financial creativity have combined to produce more accessible renewable products for end-users. The most recent product class is the offsite solar PPA, a category that OneEnergy pioneered with our Purpose-Built SolarTM product. This product represents the fourth major way that large electricity buyers can access the benefits of renewables. It’s the most flexible and satisfying yet, and appeals to a broad range of end-users, from universities to corporations, from manufacturers to municipalities and other government agencies.
With the cost of utility-scale solar power approaching grid parity in many parts of the United States, a key barrier to growth is cheap, easy access to capital. Yieldcos are poised to play a significant role in this growth over the coming years.
OneEnergy's solar development team presents 3 keys to establishing and maintaining successful landowner partnerships.
Do your students know where their power comes from? Incoming freshman at Lewis & Clark College do.
OneEnergy Renewables CEO, Bryce Smith, discusses how to evaluate if purchasing clean energy directly from an offsite solar project is right for your institution.
OneEnergy Scholar Peter Widmer Reflects on Energy Consulting Project with Flying Dog Brewery