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
GSR Energy’s development model employs a rigorous process for evaluating prospective sites by analyzing solar PV constructability, establishing business relationships with landowners and securing permits and transmission rights. Solar PV can be sited with great flexibility to meet goals that range from maximizing visibility for community support to least visual impact siting. Recognizing the modularity and scalability of solar PV, GSR Energy 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) as well as lower impact areas (buffer areas around prisons, wastewater treatment facilities, landfills).