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10 Strategies for Successfully Permitting Major Solar Projects

May/June 2013 Articles

Best practices to maximize your ability to achieve financial and scheduling goals.

This is an exciting time for the solar development industry. A convergence of solar technology advances, government incentive programs, energy supply concerns and other factors has created a robust climate for  solar energy development. However, solar projects must clear a daunting array of environmental, land use and regulatory approvals because of multiple layers of government regulation, a wide range of potentially required permits and complex legal issues.

Based on our extensive permitting experience with both utility-scale and distributed generation solar projects, we offer 10 key strategies for successful solar project permitting.

Published in the May/June 2013 issue of Solar Today.  Click here to read the full article.

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