POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS (PPAS) – HOW EVERYONE CAN WIN FROM SOLAR. Solar PV power is still in comparative infancy compared to conventional energy sources but as we start to witness an increase in the deployment of complementary technologies such as energy storage and electric vehicle charging, adoption in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector is set to increase at an exponential rate. Two predominant factors are driving the inexorable march towards renewable sources of power in the C&I sector; energy prices and CSR policies. For commercial property owners, the opportunities are significant, not only in the short-term to reduce their energy costs but over the longer term to drive creative ways in which they can maximise returns from generating their own electricity. Of course, there is a capital cost to deploying these solar installations and for many businesses, this can prevent them from taking advantage of the opportunities represented by their property. However, there is a way to take advantage of the benefits of a solar installation without deploying capital. This is possible due to the interest of institutional investors in solar as an alternative asset class and the use of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
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