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American utilities are switching to solar

In the past, when utilities made strategic energy planning decisions based on low cost and reliability, solar energy was largely out of reach. Today, the story is dramatically different: solar is now the cheapest new form of electricity in most states and capacity has tripled in the last three years in the Co-Op utility space alone.

Public demand soars, technological hurdles are overcome, procurement costs drop dramatically – solar now competes on price with traditional generation sources, carries minimal operating expenses and offers long-term price certainty.

 

Typical project structure:

Lightsource BP is uniquely positioned to be a full-service, long-term solar partner. In a typical structure, we develop, finance, build, own and operate the project via a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the buyer.

We make things simple: no up-front capital required, all aspects of project development, finance and construction performed by us, and lifecycle services provide to maximize power production. Our focus is on meeting our customers’ needs, via flexible contract structures: traditional PPAs, virtual PPAs, utility sleeve transactions and green tariff architecture intelligence.

Benefits:

  • No up-front capital costs
  • No future price uncertainty
  • No operational risk or disruption
  • No transaction fatigue
  • Meet demand for clean energy and drive economic prosperity
  • Meet sustainability targets and demonstrate climate leadership