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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country: A Handbook for Tribes

Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country: A Handbook for Tribes

this Handbook is intended to provide tribal leaders, tribal economic and energy enterprises and those supporting them with: a general overview of the renewable energy project development process; a discussion of how to structure a renewable energy project transaction to protect tribal interests, with an emphasis on joint project development efforts undertaken with non-tribal parties; a general overview of key energy development agreements, including power sale agreements, transmission and interconnection agreements, and land leases; and a detailed discussion of ways tribes can finance renewable energy projects, the sources of funding or financing that may be available, the types of investors that may be available, and federal tax incentives for renewable energy projects.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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June 2010

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