Challenges to Financing Renewable Energy Projects on US Military Sites

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Lee Peterson from CohnReznick’s National Renewable Energy Practice writes aboutsolar financing and the military.

The Department of Defense (DOD) is looking to significantly increase the installation of renewable energy projects on US military bases over the next decade.

Some of the first military projects out of the gate have been utility-scale solar PV projects in Arizona and Georgia. While utility-scale solar is a necessary and permanent stage of solar development in the electric utility sector, and while these projects appear to show progress toward a smart strategy of a strong, diversified, energy supply for our nation, they in fact face significant problems.

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