Developer client seeking to obtain lease options on suitable sites for distributed generation solar facilities in North Carolina. Site requirements include 10-30 AC, within 3 miles of Substation, 3 phase power on-site, absence of flood plains/wetlands, minimal topography, and within coverage network of select utilities. NLR was tasked with securing 400 sites over a 6 month period.
NLR created custom mapping platform which included parcel files (complete with ownership data), utility infrastructure (both transmission and substation data), wetlands/flood, topographic heat maps, critical habitats, proximity to airports and other critical development issues. NLR’s team of analysts systematically reviewed parcels for the entire state and prequalified 20,000 target opportunities. A comprehensive communication strategy was launched by the NLR land agents to educate landowners. NLR then performed a series of qualification steps confirming the site viability including insights on site permitting and development costs (i.e. tree clearing, harvest impacts). The project concluded with the execution of 400 lease options within the target time frame.
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Parcel maps within 3 miles of target substations
Site screen for flood plains, wetlands, excessive topo, tree coverage/structures
30 point site review & qualification