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How Solar Energy can Deliver for Climate + Communities

A guide for Local Authorities

This new guidance looks at procurement methods for solar deployment for Local Authority assets.

The guidance outlines three procurement methods:

  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Procurement Frameworks/Dynamic Purchasing Systems
  • Collective Purchase Schemes

These methods highlight the options available to Authorities in decarbonising their assets to support the delivery of their climate action plans and the UK’s wider legally binding 2050 net zero targets. For Local Authorities committed to reducing their carbon emissions, solar PV provides an attractive solution.

The guidance describes and explains these in detail, with a step-by-step guide outlining the processes sequentially from a user’s perspective and case studies of previous successful projects across Local Authorities. The last chapter also looks at Social Housing, where the deployment of solar can deliver clean, affordable energy, which benefits the tenants and the Local Authority.

Contact Solar Energy UK for more information on this report.