GSRE’s development model employs a rigorous process for evaluating prospective sites by analyzing solar PV and battery storage constructability, establishing business relationships with landowners and securing permits and transmission rights. Solar PV and battery storage can be sited with great flexibility to meet goals that range from maximizing visibility for community support to least visual impact siting. Standalone battery storage can be sited within the built environment, with minimal visual impact. Recognizing the modularity and scalability of solar PV and battery storage, GSRE partners with power purchasers to identify key attributes for project siting. Our development team is building a portfolio of sites in areas of high visibility (county fairgrounds, hospitals), areas of high value for utility partners and host customers as well as lower impact areas (buffer areas around prisons, wastewater treatment facilities, landfills).
BROWNFIELDS & LANDFILLS
As demand for renewable energy continues to grow, solar farms have emerged as a viable land reuse option. Corporations with contaminated properties, often at odds with environmental regulators, often have limited redevelopment alternatives. Municipalities, often struggling with budget shortfalls, have found that renewable energy development on closed, inactive landfills could reduce their maintenance costs, generate tax revenue, create new jobs and supply affordable power. Corporations and municipalities alike recognize the potential for turning their unwanted land into physical demonstrations of their commitment to a clean and healthy environment.
Resources from the US Environmental Protection Agency