A gate-stop approach to solar foundation design

By Kelly Pickerel By Blair Loftis, national director of power generation and transmission for Terracon
Does uncertainty in the market have you frustrated? When things get tough, it is sometimes best to focus on simple things like bricks and mortar—or, maybe, a better way to reduce risk in tracker foundation design.
So what makes developing and constructing a utility-scale solar project so complicated? Consider these factors:
the parlay known as contract origination;
interconnection requirements that vary dramatically across America’s six independent system operators (ISOs), seven regional transmission operators (RTOs) and multiple individual utilities or utility holding companies;
land-use permitting and approvals that share few similarities from one agency

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