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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 posts on reducing costs through aggregation for rural electric cooperatives and lessons from aggregation, in addition to the Better Cities’ report Innovation Through Aggregation.

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