We cold call utilities across the country asking them about their solar policies and if they buy energy from private solar developers such as us. We then ask a lot of questions about size of project we can do, PPA price, interconnection process, viability, cost, and timeline. We try to get all the answers to these questions from the utilities and then we do our due diligence in finding land spots, and contractors that can provide us real market quotes that we use for our economic analysis planning. We run these numbers into a solar analysis software and we make sure the ROI on the project is what investors would expect to receive. If it's not, in many cases we move onto other projects.

We have a pipeline of over 400 utilities and municipalities. These are all potential customers of ours. We aim to develop projects 5 MW and up in order to maximize economies of scale. In addition to customer acquisition, we have spent a lot of time fund raising which has amounted to family/fr...
We cold call utilities across the country asking them about their solar policies and if they buy energy from private solar developers such as us. We then ask a lot of questions about size of project we can do, PPA price, interconnection process, viability, cost, and timeline. We try to get all the answers to these questions from the utilities and then we do our due diligence in finding land spots, and contractors that can provide us real market quotes that we use for our economic analysis planning. We run these numbers into a solar analysis software and we make sure the ROI on the project is what investors would expect to receive. If it's not, in many cases we move onto other projects.

We have a pipeline of over 400 utilities and municipalities. These are all potential customers of ours. We aim to develop projects 5 MW and up in order to maximize economies of scale. In addition to customer acquisition, we have spent a lot of time fund raising which has amounted to family/friends investors and two angel investors. This is a very capital intensive industry and we know that we have to raise the money in rounds that can coincide with our development milestones so we don't delay any projects. We have developed relationships with other developers who are more experienced in the market and who we can potentially partner up with to install a project. That would allow us entry to market and also a chance to earn a developer fee. This is one method to raise funds, but we know that large investments from angles, VCs, etc will make the difference for us as we hope to install large projects such as a 25 megawatt.

Another big piece of what we do is land evaluation. It's important that when you are siting land that the land be relatively flat, free of hazards, have no endangered species, be near a power source that is adequate and preferably free of a lot of trees. We find our land sites by searching sites such as landwatch.com or we speak to realtors and receive referrals to landowners. Sometimes the landowner wants us to pay them a due diligence fee for the land before we purchase in order to keep good faith. Other times, we go about our work free of charge until we are ready to sign with the utility. During this time we also meet with town officials in regards to building and electrical permits. Sometimes a public hearing is held in order for us to talk about the solar farm with locals to receive their blessing before building.
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