Cardno experts author article addressing sustainability in the solar industry
Informed Infrastructure recently published an article by Cardno Senior Business Leadership & Development Manager Chris Kline and Senior Project Ecologist Dan Salas addressing “Sustainability in the Solar Industry”.
Featured in the publication’s sustainable engineering issue, the article reviews the growth in utility-scale solar power, particularly in light of an increasing range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) expectations.
Chris and Dan explain the difference between sustainability and ESG from a business and project perspective. They then offer insight into the ways solar developers, engineers, and scientists are planning to address key ESG issues on utility-scale solar projects in the United States. This includes measuring and reducing carbon footprints, land reuse and conversion challenges, and the need for thorough research to understand solar-facility vegetation concerns.
Senior Ecologist Dan Salas – “This article illustrates the growth in solar photovoltaic technology and the potential challenges ahead. Those working and investing in this technology must face these challenges directly with creative thinking and practical approaches.”
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