Solar Accounting: Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Going Solarby Farleigh Wolfe
The Solar Foundation is pleased to announce the release a new informational primer created as part of efforts from the ICLEI- and ICMA-lead Solar Outreach Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. As a member of this partnership, The Solar Foundation helps provide information and technical expertise to local governments interested in implementing solar programs and policies.
The Solar Foundation's Solar Accounting: Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Going Solar is a new primer to help local governments understand and measure the costs of installing a solar energy system on a municipal or county property. The primer also breaks down the cost associated with direct ownership and ownership by a third party as well as the financial benefits of going solar.
Accounting is the linchpin in getting solar up on municipally owned buildings. It’s gotta make financial sense and this document explains how.