Announcing a New Build with Purpose White Paper: Too Good to Be True: Lessons Learned on Solar Powering the Nonprofit SectorPosted on June 14th, 2012 No comments
We are pleased to share our findings from a new white paper of ours on solar powering the nonprofit sector. As usual, we believe in being very practical when it comes to a facility or real estate project. So along the way we learned that nonprofits can use these seven simple questions before pursuing a solar initiative and save themselves a great deal of time and effort.
- Do you have enough space for a large rooftop solar array? (If you want someone else to pay for it as an investor, make sure you have at least 20,000 SF). Or do you have 20,000 square feet of space on the ground?
- Do you have a reasonable amount of sun on the roof?
- Is your roof older? Pitched or flat?
- Does your facility use a substantial amount of electricity?
- Do you own your facility?
- What is your risk profile? Is your organization willing to enter into a long-term electricity contract?
- Does your organization own multiple buildings with the same legal owner?
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