Solar Site Selection Guide

The Renew300 Solar Site Selection Guide is intended as a tool to assist affordable housing organizations in:

  1. Identifying buildings in their portfolios that are best suited for installation of PV generating systems;
  2. Understanding, at a rough, order-of-magnitude level what to expect in terms of generation and financial performance from PV systems operating on such sites; and
  3. Saving time by quickly identifying buildings that are clearly unsuitable for solar development.

The PDF Guide describes 12 key technical and economic screening factors that should be analyzed for any potential solar site. It includes a Site Selection Scorecard that allows housing providers to rate their buildings on the key screening factors. The PDF Guide is accompanied by an automated Excel tool that allows users to compare up to 10 potential solar sites using the screening factors.

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Solar Site Selection Guide (PDF)

The Solar Site Selection Guide describes 12 key technical and economic screening factors for PV development on multifamily buildings, which users can enter into the Scorecard to determine the solar development potential of a particular building.

Solar Site Selection Guide Workbook (XLSM)

The Excel-based Solar Site Selection Scorecard is a standalone tool that accompanies the PDF Site Selection Guide. It allows users to compare up to 10 properties for their solar development potential using the 12 key technical and economic screening factors described in the Guide.

Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance with the file or questions regarding how to use it, submit a question to info@hudexchange.info.