This book provides an extensive overview of utility scale solar project development and the various tasks required to bring large solar power plants from plans to realities. The various topics have been organized and presented in a way to clearly define important development fundamentals including basic business and legal considerations. The reader is also guided through the more complex aspects of renewable energy development such as how to choose the ideal project site. Further, while the book is appropriate for a cover to cover read-through it is also designed to be an excellent go-to reference, a HANDBOOK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.
Edited by: Albie Fong and Jesse Tippett
with contributions from: Arturo Alvarez, Jeffery Atkin, William DuFour III, Perry Fontana, William Hugron, Jason Keller, Tyler M. Kropf, Michael Mendelsohn, Brett Prior, Scott Reynolds, Pilar Rodriguez-Ibáñez, Katherine Ryzhaya Poster and Alfonso Tovar
The book’s companion website http://www.solarbookteam.com provides contact information for all authors to the book and access to the key resources highlighted in the text. This tailored media platform provides supplemental and exclusive information that is up-to-date with the present state of the solar industry.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction - Why Renewable Energy?
2 How Renewable Energy is Harvested
3 Renewable Energy Land
4 Renewable Energy Interconnection
5 How to Respond to RFOs
6 Renewable Energy PPA’s and Other Structures
7 Project Development and Permitting
8 Renewable Energy Legal Considerations to Development Issue
9 Financing Renewable Energy Project
10 EPC Considerations of Renewable Energy Projects
11 Renewable Energy Project Insurance
12 Software Developer Tools
14 Portrait Emerging Market: Mexico
15 The Current & Future of the US Market