A reliable partner in helping de-risk projects to enable project development.
SWCA’s experts act as an extension of your team, navigating the unique challenges associated with the ever-changing landscape of solar development projects. Our project managers have experience at every step of the process, ensuring efficient and effective environmental support to meet your project goals on time and on budget.
Why Choose SWCA?
- Site Identification
- GIS Analysis & Site Suitability Evaluation
- Landowner Engagement & Coordination
- Stakeholder Engagement, Community Outreach & Public Education
- Utility Coordination
- Early Critical Issues Identification and Assessment
- Conceptual Design & Approximation of Developable Area
- Permitting Plan and Strategies for Project Planning & Schedule
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Biological Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Indigenous Relations and Ethnography
- Paleontological Studies
- Visual Assessments & Simulations
- GIS Modeling
- Plans of Development & Land Use Applications
- Mitigation Planning
- Agency Coordination
- Federal, State & Local Permits
- Air Permitting
- Bird & Bat Conservation Strategies
- Species-Specific Conservation Plans
- Environmental Compliance Management Plans
- Restoration, Invasive Species & Revegetation Plans
- Unanticipated Discoveries Plans
- On-the-Fly Planning, Field-Staking & Workarounds
- Compliance Monitoring & Reporting
- Assistance Obtaining Variances
- Wetland Mitigation Implementation
- Compliance Issue Resolution
- Archaeological & Paleontological Artifact Recovery
- Worker Environmental Awareness Programs & Training
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
- Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure Plans
We can all see the huge push for renewable energy right now: utility-scale solar developments, onshore and offshore wind farms, and the need for new generation facilities and transmission lines. All these developments have the potential to change what we see and value in the landscape, which is where visual resources expertise helps to analyze and mitigate visual impacts.
Navigating the federal regulatory process and requirements for solar permitting on BLM land may seem daunting, but SWCA’s industry experts can help guide the way into business with the BLM. Learn more with these five tips for permitting solar projects on BLM land that can save you time and money.
Have you heard about the solar industry’s pollinator push? Utility-scale solar developers are reconsidering how to best manage the ground cover for their projects—and they’re buzzing about pollinator-friendly vegetation.
“Utility-scale solar projects and native pollinator vegetation pose a unique opportunity: using nature-based solutions to add value to our clients’ long-term bottom line, the communities they operate in, and the environment,” said SWCA’s National Client Services Director of Power Generation.