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Federal and State Government Solar Projects

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Overview

Current federal acquisition law limits the authority of the federal government to enter into long‐term clean energy contracts. For example, most federal agencies cannot enter into Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with terms longer than ten years. Unfortunately, this truncated timeline inhibits many solar power projects that could reduce energy costs, meet clean energy requirements, and create jobs. Below are examples of solar projects financed through long‐term clean energy contracts that are reducing federal and state electricity bills.