The City of Port Phillip sought AEF’s advice on the best way to finance its planned installation of 1.25 megawatts of solar PV systems across 75 buildings. AEF drew on its experience in facilitating Council corporate energy efficiency and renewable energy investment. We worked collaboratively with Council, providing preliminary options, then workshopping the results with senior Council staff, moving on to a draft report which was further refined before a final report was provided. The report explored a range of business models that could be used in deploying solar energy systems across Council assets. The report looked at the benefits and disadvantages of the different approaches that are currently available and advised Council on relevant factors that may impact the viability of solar installations.