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How solar development works

Learn about the process of building a large-scale solar project

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How to build a solar project

  1. 1
    We find an area suitable for solar

    We then lease the land from the landowner and provide continued lease payments to build solar panels on their land.

  2. 2
    We learn about the land

    We submit applications to the utility to learn about the ability to connect to the grid near this piece of land. In tandem, we evaluate aspects including the shade, soil, wildlife, and agricultural ambitions of the land to build in the least disruptive way possible.

  3. 3
    We talk to the community

    We host community meetings to get feedback from residents. We include the input from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies, as well as Indigenous communities. We apply for any necessary permits.

  4. 4
    We oversee construction of the project

    We partner with teams to complete the construction process ranging from initial site preparation, to installing racking and panels, to the final step of connecting the project to the grid.

Benefits:
  • Produce clean energy with maintained green space

  • Provide additional revenue for your community farmers

  • Create energy bill savings via community solar

  • Preserve farmland for future agricultural use, or continued agricultural use with dual-use solar

  • Provide investment in improved infrastructure

  • Create jobs for your friends & neighbors in solar

Learn more about our project types

What is community solar?

Some of our projects are community solar farms, meaning local residents and small businesses can subscribe and get solar savings, no rooftop required. Want to save on your electric costs? Check out our BlueWave community solar page to learn more.

  • Renter

    Renters

    Renting? No problem, as long as you pay a utility bill, you can sign up.

  • Businesses

    Businesses

    Improve your bottom line with community solar savings, no matter your business size.

  • Schools

    Schools & Hospitals

    Use community solar savings to better serve those who really matter.

  • Municipalities

    Municipalities

    Supplement your city or town’s budget with community solar savings.

Together with BlueWave, we turned what was an environmental liability into a tremendous environmental asset for the City of New Bedford.

John Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford / Sullivan's Ledge Superfund Site Project
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