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Reduce project costs to capture economic savings for the city

Reduce costs with aggregation

Combining multiple projects, even when owned by different parties, into the same RFP has been shown to decrease costs because it generates greater developer interest from the larger total project size and requires less developer overhead per project. Acting as a facilitator, you could reach out to other entities that are considering or may consider solar projects in your area to discuss aggregation. 

Read Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) blog post on reducing costs through aggregation for rural electric cooperatives, lessons from aggregation, and the Better Cities’ report on Innovation through Aggregation.

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