SV-REP DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES
Guide & Appendicies
Purchasing Power: Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurement
View and download the guidebook appendices.
Executed Power Purchase Agreements from our Participating Agencies
City of Milpitas (EcoPlexus PPA)
City of Morgan Hill (Borrego PPA)
City of Mountain View (EcoPlexus PPA)
City of Pacifica (EcoPlexus PPA)
County of Santa Clara (Borrego PPA, EcoPlexus PPA)
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SunPower PPA)
South Bay Waste Management Authority (EcoPlexus PPA)
Town of Los Gatos (EcoPlexus PPA)
Request for Proposals (RFP) and Site Listing
Final RFP Document posted on BidSync
Request for Information (RFI)
RFI Questions/Answers (BidSync)
The following is a brief summary of the RFI results:
- 19 vendors responded.
- Most respondents indicated that their firm had been in business between 2 and 5 years. The significance of this finding is that traditional municipal government procurement criteria require extensive years of experience. Doing so in the renewable energy market would preclude most firms from competition.
- Most respondents are specialized into either solar ground mount or roof top systems. A few firms indicated expertise in two or more technology areas but these firms tended to be very large vendors.
- The majority of respondents indicated that the installed cost of power for systems in general was below $0.19 per kwH. Many firms in the lower cost ranges were newer market entrants.
- Most respondents indicated that economies of scale exist in collaborative procurement, and that these are quantifiable around 5% for bundled project packages of 10 MW, 15 % for packages of 20 MW, and 20% for packages of 50 MW. These discounts need to be compared to the cost per kwH of PG&E rates and potential increases over the 20 year period.
Joint Venture News Item - Green Visionary Award Goes to Santa Clara County 6-17-2011
Video, 3-30-2010 Press Conference
Overview presentation from the 8/4/10 EPA Green Power Partnership webinar
Presentation slides from the 9/27/11 DOE Solar America Communities / ICMA webinar
Mercury News Article on Santa Clara County Sites 8-22-2011
Video, ABC7 News Coverage of Santa Clara County Groundbreaking 6-17-2011
Santa Clara County News Release 6-17-2011
Santa Clara County News Release 3-30-2010
Media Advisory for RFP Release/March 30 Press Conference
3/30/2010 Article in the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
3/30/2010 Article on PublicCEO.com
Video of 3/30/2010 Press Conference on KTSF (in Chinese)
5/11/10 Greentech Media Coverage of Agrion Event, Anatomy of a Power Purchase Agreement