chapter  4
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Development: Land

One might think that an immense, vacant, sunny field with no buildings or agriculture in sight would be a perfect canvas for solar development. There are many areas of concern one must look at in finding the ideal site for renewable energy development. This chapter will discuss some of the issues to consider when analyzing a piece of land for a solar facility. Although one can never be sure where unexpected hurdles may be found, prior knowledge of solar industry technology and development, as well as knowing what to expect with land entitlements, will help best prepare any user to find suitable land and get through the approval and construction processes.