3 Major Solar Development Trends to Watch
2020 has been a transformative year for many industries. From grid interconnection queues continuing to expand across the U.S. to development teams being spread across state lines due to the pandemic, the solar development industry has been no exception.
As we gear up for 2021, read on for recent trends that will continue to impact solar land development in the new year.
Trend 1: Government Policy
Climate change and replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources like solar were hot topics during the 2020 presidential debates. In fact, Biden has pledged to achieve a carbon-free U.S. power sector within 15 years. As he takes office, potential new policies may accelerate solar farm expansion and heighten the demand for solar development across the U.S.
As we move into the next four years with Biden as president, his proposed Clean Energy Revolution is set to address the impact of climate change by expanding alternative energy resources, which will ultimately create new jobs in the solar land development industry.
Trend 2: Geographically dispersed solar land development teams
Speaking of potential new jobs across the country, solar teams are finding themselves scattered across several states to meet the industry’s increase in demand. That’s where geographic information systems (GIS) come into play. GIS technology helps keep teams connected with all needed data in one place.
geothinQ, for example, can help project managers create maps, organize data and create pins that can be shared across teams, no matter location. From the land analysis process to development execution, geothinQ’s GIS technology is with your team every step of the way.
Trend 3: Greater need for flexible technology
Every business and solar team is different and technology needs can vary significantly. That’s why developers need platforms and solutions that plug directly into existing workflows to enhance their experience instead of changing it to meet the demands of technology.
With geothinQ, solar land developers have the opportunity to customize the software to meet their team’s needs to improve efficiency and productivity. In fact, we built geothinQ to be accessible to all – if you can use the internet, you can use this tech.
“I use geothinQ every day, several times a day,” said customer Robert Schleider, co-founder of RKB Energy LLC. “It is my go-to software for looking at opportunities when starting projects. We would be lost without it. geothinQ is easy to use, quick to adopt and a powerful tool for every step of the project development process.”