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Renewable energy has gone mainstream, accounting for a majority of new capacity additions across the U.S. in recent years. Driven by rapidly declining costs and increasing customer demand, solar photovoltaics (PV) has emerged as an attractive and cost-competitive alternative to fossil fuels. Every day, more load-serving entities are turning to this clean, carbon-free energy option as the most prudent economic choice. Solar power helps utilities, municipalities and co-ops meet their sustainability goals through the provision of clean, secure and affordable energy. As a peaking resource with minimal operating expense, solar is the missing key to load servers’ resource portfolios and rate stabilization needs. End-customer demand for renewable energy has never been higher, and large energy users are looking to their local providers for access to solar options. Many utilities are responding to this demand by partnering with solar developers to deliver compelling solutions; those that don’t risk being left behind as large customers pursue other options independently.