Planning and Assessment


New projects require a smart plan

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Streamline resource assessment and site planning


Quicken the solar and wind energy planning and assessment process by leveraging a geographic approach through ArcGIS technology. Take advantage of ready-to-use online resource assessment data, interactive modeling, and analysis and visualization capabilities to build site-specific project plans. Manage multiple projects through mobile apps and real-time decision-support dashboards.

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Integrating GIS to renewable energy

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Suitability analysis

Assemble all the required data to conduct an appropriate solar and wind energy assessment and develop a prospective site plan in a common geographic system. Online data, analysis, modeling, and 3D visualization are integral assessment tools that help inform the site suitability process, allowing you to manage multiple projects and share plans efficiently with stakeholders.

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Prospect assessment

Monitor project status through real-time interactive dashboards that report incoming mobile data feeds from multiple sources. Quickly assess project viability, environment, and cost sensitivities in a real-time decision-support loop. Prepare plans and permitting applications containing all project analysis data ready for review and submission. 

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Project visualization

Build intuitive 3D model visualizations to convey project scope and sensitivities. Leverage a wide variety of vector and raster data sources to create project plans that facilitate communication. Integrate with other systems such as building information modeling (BIM) to improve interactive updates and prepare for site construction.

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Kentucky's new platform uses a variety of essential criteria to direct developers to optimal solar power sites.

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