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Green Power Partnership

Solar Power Use Claims Flow Chart

This print-friendly flow chart provides guidance to organizations that have, or are considering installing, on-site solar systems as to the types of claims they can legitimately make pertaining to their “use” of solar power and any associated carbon footprint reduction claims.

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