Solar Bonding

One strategy to boost solar and lower its cost is to include it in new or substantially retrofitted buildings.  Several states now offer the option or requirement to include solar on new public buildings.

Solar Power on New or Significantly Renovated Public Buildings – Oregon

Effective January 1, 2008, Oregon now requires that all construction of new "public buildings" or major renovations comprising more than 50% of the existing building’s total value “contain an amount equal to at least 1.5% of the total contract price for the inclusion of appropriate solar energy technology in the public building.… Read More
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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.