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Once you have identified potential sites for solar, you will want to assess and compare the value of developing on these sites. When comparing potential locations, you may want to consider price as well as factors such as visibility and alternative uses. For example, building a solar project on a highly-visible capped landfill will likely be more expensive, but siting on a project in such a location may provide benefits that outweigh the increased complexity of building on contaminated lands.
Once you have identified your preferred sites, you can collect more exact pricing estimates by distributing an RFI or RFP to identify interested solar developers. The ACCC Renewables Accelerator team created a Community Solar RFP Tool, a searchable database of community solar RFP clause examples sorted by topic. The steps laid out below demonstrate how you might execute this competitive bidding process: