Non-Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Options for Financing Solar Deployment at Universities

Jenny Heeter, Shivani Mathur

Research output: NRELBrochure


Financing solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) has facilitated solar deployment of more than 100 megawatts (MW) at universities--as compared to 50 MW facilitated by financing models not using PPAs. This brochure, which overviews existing financing models and funding mechanisms available for solar procurement, focuses on non-PPA financing models. For more information on solar deployment at universities using PPAs, refer to Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at Universities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-67111


  • balance of system
  • deployment
  • PPA
  • soft costs
  • solar
  • solar balance of system
  • solar power purchase agreement
  • solar soft costs
  • universities


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