Prepared for Piotr V. | Delivered July 28, 2020
Utility-Scale Solar Farms- Pain Points
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To provide the biggest pain points for utility-scale solar farm developers in the U.S. as of July 2020. The research will help determine whether a small business addressing the pain points is feasible.
Utility-scale solar facilities are of different sizes and can range from the production of
1 megawatt to over 300
megawatts of power.
When defined by function, they generate solar power and feed it into the grid,
supplying utilities with energy
The difference between it and
Distributed Generation solar energy
is that the project's size is larger and the generated electricity is not sold to end-use consumers but to wholesale utility buyers.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SIEA), here are
over 37,000 megawatts
of utility-scale solar projects in operation, with another
being in the development stage.
4.3 million households can be powered by the
of utility-scale solar power projects that are being developed in the country.
Some pain points of utility-scale solar farms, projects, or facilities in the U.S. are:
of the projects into the surroundings.
between utility-scale solar projects.
of the plants' performance.
Summary of Early Findings
Our first hour of research was spent scanning for information surrounding utility-scale solar farm developments to determine whether the information is available, which it is.
We have provided background information on utility-scale farm developments and some pain points that they face. However, it is definite that further research will reveal more pain points with support statistics and real-life examples.
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