Solar Finance and Ownership Options

Dwayne Breger, Zara Dowling, River Strong, Alison Bates, Sara Farrar (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Communities facing specific solar project development opportunities or proactively planning their solar development strategies will need to have a basic understanding of solar financing and ownership options. How solar is financed and owned has large implications on how the solar project impacts local economic benefits, risk, and capital needs. This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to these considerations for local officials and community constituents to familiarize them with how local benefits and risks contrast across the basic ownership structures available.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

Work performed by University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts and Colby College, Waterville, Maine

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-7A40-90081


  • action plan
  • clean energy extension
  • community
  • community planning
  • education
  • financing
  • Massachusetts
  • municipalities
  • outreach
  • ownership
  • PV siting
  • rural
  • SEIN
  • siting
  • solar photovoltaics
  • toolkit
  • UMass


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