The Solar & Energy Efficiency workgroup explores methods to expand and enhance the way jurisdictions generate clean and renewable energy. The goal of the workgroup is to educate residents on the proper usage of energy, providing them with the best AND correct information. By developing a “lessons learned” list, the SEE workgroup seeks to discover the proper usage of “solar-service agreement” contracts allowing public bodies such as schools and local governments to lease their property at a nominal price to private energy companies that build, operate, and maintain solar systems. In exchange, the public bodies buy clean energy.
The Solar Finance and Streetlight & Technology Subcommittee work in tandem with the SEE workgroup to develop projects that address solar needs and best practices.
Solar Finance Subcommittee
The Solar Finance Subcommittee focuses on ways to help cities in the network finance solar programs. Currently they are developing a Power Purchase Agreement draft that all cities in the Network will be able to apply to their solar projects.
Streetlight & Technology Subcommittee
The Streetlight and Technology Subcommittee explores the different projects jurisdictions deployed, the lessons learned, and the new technologies utilized.