Request for Proposals for Multi-Site On-Site Solar: Example from the City of San Antonio, TX

In 2022, the City of San Antonio (“the City” or “CoSA”) solicited proposals from qualified solar photovoltaic (PV) providers to design, engineer, build, operate, maintain and decommission turn-key installations of multiple rooftop and parking canopy solar PV projects at the site addresses listed. In this RFP, the City sought market-based solutions to provide a portfolio of onsite, behind-the-meter solar energy at a range of municipal facilities. Projects must be cost-effective and sited either on eligible rooftops or parking facilities as available.

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On-site Solar and Storage for Community Resilience Hubs RFP Template

The goal of this document is to provide local governments with an easily modifiable template, including a suggested structure and example language, to use when developing their own on-site solar+storage request for proposal (RFP) for a community resilience hub. For cities and counties required to use their local government’s RFP template, the material in this template should be easily transferable to your city or county RFP template.

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City and County EECBG Grant Calculator – Direct Formula EECBG Funding Allocation Estimates for Local Governments

This Excel spreadsheet calculator provides funding estimates for cities and counties who will be eligible for direct formula funding through the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). The calculator uses DOE formulas and recent census data to generate EECBG grant estimates. The calculator is a near-term pre-planning tool for cities and counties to gain insight into projected funding amounts prior to DOE’s official publication of final funding allocations later in 2022.

Note: Users should ‘Enable Macros’ to ensure functionality within the calculator.

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Selected Examples of Leading Equitable Clean Energy Initiatives

This spreadsheet highlights case studies of equitable clean energy initiatives from leading cities and states across the United States. For each initiative, this resource provides a brief summary, an overview of key characteristics, and a description of how it addressed procedural, structural, distributional, or transgenerational equity.

This is a companion resource to the publication “Integrating Equity into City Clean Energy Initiatives: Considerations and Resources for Local Governments.” Download that report from the Tools & Resources library.

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Integrating Equity into City Clean Energy Initiatives: Considerations and Resources for U.S. Local Governments

This report offers an approach and considerations for integrating equity into city clean energy initiatives. It provides an overview of developing equitable clean energy initiatives, relevant definitions, and example goals, targets,
and indicators that can be used for consistent and comprehensive planning and implementation. The report explores seven common types of clean energy initiatives pursued or supported by city governments, with high-level observations based on equity-focused case study reviews. The report also includes additional equity-focused resources from experts nationwide.

A companion piece to this report—”Selected Examples of Leading Equitable Clean Energy Initiatives”—presents case studies from leading cities and states. Download it from the Tools & Resources library.

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Solar and Storage for Cities

This resource focuses on two distinct applications for behind-the-meter solar-plus-storage installations at city/county facilities: 1) peak load shaving or peak demand shifting and 2) emergency power (resilience). It provides guidance for city staff to conduct an initial assessment and investigation of solar-plus-storage systems to determine suitable system size and performance information that could be incorporated into a planned PV procurement for a single city facility.

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