Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses

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Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Authors:
Jenny Heeter
Joyce McLaren
Date:
1 September 2012

This report explores five options for fostering the voluntary purchase of renewable energy generation: community choice aggregation; community wind and solar programs; green power challenges and local collaborative electricity procurement; bulk purchasing of on-site systems; and reverse auctions for renewable energy. The report discusses business, utility, and consumer perspectives, as well as offering numerous case studies.