This presentation was created by Thomas Dinkel, CEO of SunReports, Inc. It explains how some issues associated with power purchase agreements and solar thermal hot water heating.
Power purchase agreements are third party ownership contracts where there are pre-determined cost for each unit of power for a fixed term. The author notes that power purchase agreements are sometimes more complicated for solar thermal as compared to photovoltaics because of the lack of a grid for excess generation and because system performance is harder to estimate. There are alternatives to power purchase agreements such as the ESCO model and basic lease structures.
Author: Thomas Dinkel, CEO
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