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South Cheyenne Solar Project Siting and Permitting

The South Cheyenne Solar Project will reduce Wyoming’s carbon footprint and provide a renewable energy option for residents of Laramie County, Wyoming. Dudek conducted a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) and a critical issues analysis (CIA) for the development and planning of the site and completed numerous environmental technical studies to assist Q Cells

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How a Thermal Runaway Study Can Help Address Concerns during Energy Storage Permitting

What is thermal runaway? As more renewable energy projects are developed and come online, there is an increasing need for large-scale energy storage development. A battery energy storage system (BESS) is able to store excess electricity generated by certain renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) and when needed, quickly inject that electricity back

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Energized Work Plans Ensure Safety of Affected Workers during Solar Project Construction

From 2015–2019, total installed solar energy capacity in the United States nearly tripled from 23.44 gigawatts (GW) to 62.3 GW. While this solar energy boom is a positive sign of the country’s transition to green energy, it requires increased understanding of the hazards associated with solar energy project construction. Many contractors must contend with the

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3 Keys to Successful Solar Permitting in Virginia

Virginia recently passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which includes a renewable portfolio standard that will require all of its utility companies to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2050. As such, the demand for permitting and constructing renewable energy facilities is now stronger than ever. Successful solar permitting in Virginia requires

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EIR Considerations for Campus Solar Installation

Victor Valley College’s new 1-megawatt solar energy plant, on a 6-acre plot in Victorville, CA, provides around 30% of the campus’ power. The facility uses concentrator photovoltaics, or CPV, technology that provides power concentrated in a smaller area requiring less land. Dudek prepared the project’s environmental impact documentation in coordination with GKKWorks, the college’s overall

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