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March 2008
Solar Financing Using PPAs
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an alternate method of "buying" PV--without an upfront investment.
by Tim Holmes
Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has become extremely popular over the past few years. The benefits of solar energy are great. Solar energy is completely clean and renewable, it goes hand in hand with organic and sustainable farming and it is an important part of California's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plans1. Solar PV systems have a long life expectancy. The installation of a PV system will offset utility energy purchases for 25 to 30 years and will make the winery less susceptible to utility...
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