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Utility-Scale Solar Market Heating Up in U.S. Despite Tariffs

Utility-Scale Solar Market Heating Up in U.S. Despite Tariffs
Rob Jackson, PE

After a down year in 2017, the utility-scale solar market in the U.S. is on the rebound thanks to continued federal investment, state tax and policy incentives and declining capital costs.

Blog

Jun 12th, 2018

by Rob Jackson, PE

topics Renewable Energy

industries Generation Utilities

Article

Mar 22nd, 2018

topic Renewable Energy

New Approach to Migratory Bird Treaty Act Takes Flight

New Approach to Migratory Bird Treaty Act Takes Flight
Diane Thomas

TRC examines the Department of Interior's recent announcement that it will no longer prosecute incidental impacts to birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Blog

Jan 16th, 2018

by Diane Thomas

topic Permitting and Licensing Renewable Energy

NERC Identifies New Reliability Risk due to Utility Scale Solar Generation Inverter Design

NERC Identifies New Reliability Risk due to Utility Scale Solar Generation Inverter Design

NERC has released a report documenting its findings and recommendations related to reliability risks from utility scale solar generation projects with implications for PRC-024 compliance, as well as generation, interconnection and protection system technologies.

Regulatory Update

Jun 13th, 2017

by Steve Persutti

topics Transmission and Distribution Renewable Energy

industries Generation Utilities

Guest Post: Top Tips for Turning a Landfill into a Solar Brownfield

Guest Post: Top Tips for Turning a Landfill into a Solar Brownfield

Paul Curran, Managing Director at BQ Energy and Jack Honor, Project Development Manager of Solar at Ameresco will be presenting at TRC’s Developing Solar on Brownfields & Landfills Conference on June 12-13, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Blog

Jun 8th, 2017

topic Renewable Energy

industry Generation

How TRC helped turn a Superfund site into one of Indiana’s biggest solar farms

How TRC helped turn a Superfund site into one of Indiana’s biggest solar farms
Doug Kilmer, P.G.

​As solar power project developers look to old brownfields sites to host photovoltaic arrays, one of the most impressive new examples of the trend is in Kokomo, Indiana, where Inovateus Solar and Alterra Power officially opened a 21,000-panel, 7-megawatt solar PV system in April.

Blog

May 3rd, 2017

by Doug Kilmer, P.G.

topics Renewable Energy

industries Generation Industrial

Siting Solar PV farms: Don’t Overlook Old Mining Lands

Siting Solar PV farms: Don’t Overlook Old Mining Lands

Solar photovoltaic energy developers are always looking for big, flat, available pieces of land to install arrays of panels in “solar farms.” Read TRC's latest Renewables Series blog post to read about what TRC can do to help.

Blog

Jan 10th, 2017

by Michael Sponsler

topic Renewable Energy

industry Generation

Using GIS Technology to Find Solar Development Sites

Using GIS Technology to Find Solar Development Sites
Nate Sylvester, GISP

​Like seekers of hidden treasure in ages past, renewable energy developers are in a race to find the optimal places to install utility scale solar projects. Today, instead of X marking the spot, GIS technology identifies the most feasible locations and cuts the time needed to bring projects online.

Blog

Nov 28th, 2016

by Nate Sylvester, GISP

topics Renewable Energy

industries Generation Utilities

Successful Interconnection of Utility Scale Solar Projects - Strategies to Stay on Schedule and on Budget

Successful Interconnection of Utility Scale Solar Projects - Strategies to Stay on Schedule and on Budget
​James Whitaker, PE

Growth in solar power creates challenges for both project proponents and utilities. TRC has reviewed hundreds of interconnection applications for utility partners, and we’ve learned important strategies for reducing the time and costs associated with interconnecting projects 1 megawatt or greater.

Blog

Nov 2nd, 2016

by ​James Whitaker, PE

topics Renewable Energy

industries Generation Utilities

Article

May 24th, 2016

by Rob Jackson, PE

topic Remediation Renewable Energy

industry Generation

News & Events

Jul 31 2018

​ SGA Operating Conference and Exhibits

At this SGA conference, professionals will network at roundtables focused on asset management & GIS, distribution engineering, gas control and measurement, and other topics relevant to the gas industr

Press Release
Jun 26th, 2018

TRC Acquires California Construction Management Firm Vali Cooper & Associates

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions fueled by innovative technology, announced today it has acquired Vali Cooper & Assoc

Press Release
May 23rd, 2018

TRC’s Michael Murphy Wins Prestigious Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hydropower Industry

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, consulting and construction-management services, is pleased to announce Michael Murphy has been named the 2018 recipient of the National Hydropower Associ

Press Release
May 10th, 2018

Former Los Angeles Oil Tank Transformed into Massive Surfing Mural

LOS ANGELES – El Segundo residents now have a striking new addition to their skyline – a giant mural of surf-inspired psychedelia thanks to iconic California artist John Van Hamersveld, city officials

Press Release
May 3rd, 2018

TRC Climbs to No. 19 in ENR’s Annual List of Top Design Firms

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction management services, is ranked No. 19 in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of the Top 500 des

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