The growth of solar gardens and utility scale solar installations will continue to increase in the years to come. Large scale land usage requires an understanding of the impacts to the local habitat as well as the baseline environmental conditions of the site to help avoid future claims. Solar arrays require an understanding of site soils to design a racking system that can withstand the lateral and vertical forces induced. Complete the form to view a recorded version of our webinar and learn more about environmental aspects relating to solar sites as well as the geotechnical process for providing solar site recommendations.
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