In the last couple of years, we have found ourselves permitting more and more Solar Farms. Many of our clients have found that land which was previously difficult to develop, is now a great spot to site a ground mounted photo-voltaic solar installation. Sites that were previously thought undevelopable due to the need for large wetland crossings, poor soil, or zoning issues, are often perfect candidates.
We have had great success permitting these type of projects in Massachusetts towns such as Swansea, Dartmouth, Freetown, Raynham, Carver, and New Bedford. Our success comes from our experience in permitting many other innovative projects throughout the Commonwealth. The key is choosing the right permitting strategy early on. Many solar developers stumble in this area since more typical roof mounted systems only require a building permit. By teaming with Prime, solar developers are able to succeed in obtaining the necessary permits and actually start putting panels on the ground instead of spinning their wheels at the town hall.
Recently, two of our engineers, Rich Rheaume and Evan Watson gave a presentation to one of our favorite Solar clients, Borrego Solar. The presentation was created to help solar developers understand the importance of choosing the right consultant when attempting to permit their proposals.
Whether you’re a solar developer or a land owner with land you thought was undevelopable, contact us to see how we can help get those panels on the ground.