Learn from historic deals in the area
Learning about prices from other community solar projects in your region can help you make an informed decision about how much the total project might cost. If recent solar deals have been completed in the region, try to connect with project developers to understand the pricing. However, keep in mind that community solar pricing differs from on-site projects because of the cost of managing subscribers.
Have the city subscribe to the project to reduce risk and subscription costs
A city may take on the role of an anchor off-taker or a flexible off-taker to help the project to obtain lower-cost financing, thereby reducing the total project cost.