The majority of things worth doing require more work than one step to accomplish. To execute any complex project, or achieve most worthwhile goals one will need concentration, dedication and time. Attempting to begin planning to install a solar energy farm on your vacant land is not any exception. Here are ways to begin planning a solar energy farm in 5 easy steps.
Step 1. Begin by contacting your planning department to determine permitting requirements. This is really crucial since without building permits you cannot install the solar energy farm. Unless you really complete that step, the project cannot move forward.
Step 2. Check to make sure your land is not in a 100 year flood plain. This is a really important step which will need your full attention and concentration. Check with the title company or use online Federal Emergency Management Administration flood plain maps. The reason you will need this is, if your land is within a 100 year flood plain, it is unlikely that you will be able to obtain insurance for your project
Step 3. Contact your local utility to determine what type of power lines are running adjacent or over your property. The principal reason is to understand if the power lines are suitable for a solar energy farm interconnection. Another essential reason would be to begin the process of determining the available power line capacity.
Step 4. Ask the utility that provides power to the land you want to use about what programs are in place to purchase power from your solar energy farm. Some states have feed-in-tariffs which describe how a solar energy project can connect to the power grid and what price will be paid for the power.
Step 5. Begin to research how you will be able to finance the project. In addition, understand that solar energy farms are expensive.
Finally, for those who have followed the above mentioned tips closely, you will have enough information to contact a company such as Commercial Solar Design.