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Title: Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Working Group: Best Practices in PV System Installation; Version 1.0, March 2015; Period of Performance, October 2014 - September 2015

The following Photovoltaics Installation Best Practices Guide is one of several work products developed by the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, which works to open capital market investment. SAPC membership includes over 450 leading solar developers, financiers and capital managers, law firms, rating agencies, accounting and engineering firms, and other stakeholders engaged in solar asset deployment. SAPC activities are directed toward foundational elements necessary to pool project cash flows into tradable securities: standardization of power purchase and lease contracts for residential and commercial end customers; development of performance and credit data sets to facilitate investor due diligence activities; comprehension of risk perceived by rating agencies; and the development of best practice guides for PV system installation and operations and maintenance (O&M) in order to encourage high-quality system deployment and operation that may improve lifetime project performance and energy production. This PV Installation Best Practices Guide was developed through the SAPC Installation Best Practices subcommittee, a subgroup of SAPC comprised of a wide array of solar industry leaders in numerous fields of practice. The guide was developed over roughly one year and eight months of direct engagement by the subcommittee and two working group comment periods.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. IBTS and Dividend Solar, Austin, TX (United States). Dividend Solar
  2. Acuity Power Group, Denver, CO (United States)
  3. Clean Power Finance, San Francisco, CA (United States)
  4. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, Clifton Park, NY (United States)
  5. Acuity Power Group, Wellesley Hills, MA (United States)
  6. Efficiency.org and IBTS, Sausalito, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215054
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--6A20-63234
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by IBTS, Dividend Solar, Austin, Texas; Acuity Power Group, Denver, Colorado; Clean Power Finance, San Francisco, California; North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, Clifton Park, New York; Acuity Power Group, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Efficiency.org, IBTS, Sausalito, California
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY SOLAR; SYSTEM COSTS; BALANCE OF SYSTEM; SOFT COSTS; SOLAR ACCESS TO PUBLIC CAPITAL; FINANCING; COST OF SOLAR; BEST PRACTICES; PV; PHOTOVOLTAICS; OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE; O&M; SOLAR INSTALLATION