Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s community solar project is a case study for how innovative funding could help deliver public infrastructure projects expected to come to fruition under the $1.1 trillion U.S. infrastructure package.
In partnership with a private energy provider, Washington Metro installed solar panels on garage rooftops and parking lot canopies at four rail stations around the
The result? Seventeen acres of photovoltaic solar panels — the equivalent of 13 football fields — that deliver enough energy to power 1,500 homes and expected revenue of $50 million over 25 years.
“There is no doubt that executing on the promise of the bipartisan infrastructure bill will require private-sector investment, and these kinds of public-private partnerships can be a more cost-effective way to deliver innovation and scale,” says Josephine Tucker, managing director of JLL’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Advisory pra