Local Lending for Solar PV: A Guide for Local Governments Seeking to Engage Financial Institutions

November 2013

By: Jayson Uppal, Meister Consultants Group, Inc.

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Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help local governments conduct outreach to lenders to help them understand opportunities to support solar development. It focuses on building financing programs with lending institutions to support local residential and commercial solar projects. By developing local solar financing programs, municipalities can deliver several benefits to their community and promote solar as a financially accessible option for residents. The guide explores solar market trends, lending options, existing financing programs, and policies and programs that promote solar through municipal support.