The federal government is the largest energy purchaser in the United States, with an annual electricity bill for the fiscal year 2019 of almost $4 billion. As a result, President Biden’s administration is aggressively pursuing 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050. In fiscal year 2020, federal agencies invested over $842 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. It is expected that this number will continue to grow as federal agencies seek to improve energy systems and infrastructures for federal buildings. The increased focus on construction and improvements related to renewable energy provides solar contractors with a great opportunity to grow their business through federal contracting. Doing business with the federal government, however, is very different from contracting in the commercial and residential sectors.
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