About PVNavigator

PVNavigator transforms environmentally challenged and underutilized sites to energy producing photovoltaic (PV) solar power facilities. PVNavigator, assesses, plans, and develops PV Solar power projects. We are able to manage distributed solar projects from conception to completion. Our specialty and focus is on the development of distributed small scale photovoltaic solar power projects on landfills and brownfield sites which are close to existing transmission facilities or customer load. This strategic siting and development approach places our solar facilities at the distribution end of the grid, eliminating the need for new transmission lines, and expensive and time-consuming environmental studies.

Why PV Solar on Brownfields?

Benefits to Society

Benefits to Land Owner

Low cost renewable energy will displace carbon- emitting resources such as coal and natural gas.

Open green space is preserved, properties that have higher and better uses are not underutilized.

The “best-and-final” use of underused, often blighted, areas can be the development of a PV solar facility.

Landfills and brownfields are often located near urban cities and sources of electrical demand. Therefore, the “pipe and wires” infrastructure is often already in place. This reduces the overall cost of the PV solar facility which translates to lower cost electricity.

Solar projects generate long-term and predictable cash flows, translating to a consistent income to the land owner for hosting the project.

Solar projects require vegetation management and often site security. This often results in reduced or eliminated costs associated with property ownership.

The addition of solar and introduction of new income can result in a higher property value, increasing chances of potential resale.

Solar farms combined with flowering vegetation can often look like a sea of blue, covering blighted property.

Beneficial re-use of brownfield property can benefit the community through increased tax revenue and lower cost cleaner energy.

Benefits

New transmissionlines may notbe required

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Power is generated close to use or load

Parks and recreational land are not used

Reduced land and construction costs

Interconnect may already exist near PV solar facilities that are sited close to areas with high energy demand.

The permitting of small-scale 1 to 10 MW facilities on environmentally impacted sites is accelerated along with addressing any associated EIR issues.

Underused or environmentally challenged, urban-located sites are ideal for distributed PV solar power facilities due to their close proximity to load.

Open green space is preserved. The “best-and-final” use of the underused, often blighted, areas can be the development of a PV solar power facility.

New designs and technology for PV solar racking systems significantly reduce installation times with little disturbance to sites with environmental land use restrictions.


Evaluating Sites of PV Use

PV Navigator Develops PV Solar Facilities

Determine need to offset cost of current power needs

Evaluate existing inventory of environmentally challenged and underused sites

Compute the economic viability of a PV solar system on selected sites

PVNavigator (PVN) assesses, plans and develops PV solar power projects. We are able to manage distributed solar projects from conception to completion. Our specialty and focus is on the development of distributed small scale photovoltaic solar power projects on landfills and brownfield sites, which are close to existing transmission capabilities or customer load. This strategic siting and development approach places our solar facilities at the distribution end of the grid, thereby eliminating the need for new transmission lines, and expensive and time-consuming environmental studies.

  • Distributed PV Solar Project Development
  • Small Scale PV Solar Systems (0.5 to 20MW)
  • Solar on Landfills and Brownfield Sites
  • Site Selection
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
  • Permitting
  • Planning
  • PV Solar Systems Design, Construction and Operation

To learn more, visit PVNavigator.com