NRCO Issues RFP For Solar Projects In Maryland


The National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for solar energy projects in Maryland. NRCO anticipates that proposals may include outright ownership of new or existing facilities, power purchase agreements (PPAs), PPAs with ownership or renewal options at the end of a PPA term, or other arrangements as may be offered under this RFP.

This RFP is intended to solicit bids for resources to meet requirements for 2012 and beyond. Resources available within the next two years will be evaluated. NRCO will consider only those renewable solar resources that meet the definitions contained within the Maryland renewable portfolio standard requirements for solar energy. Bidders are encouraged to confirm that projects conform to these requirements before submitting a response to this RFP.

NRCO notes that under the RFP, it is not seeking the following: renewable energy credits without the associated energy, demand-side management related items, or research and development products or projects. Only commercially proven photovoltaic technologies will be considered.

The full RFP is available for review here. Questions may be sent to


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