Digital Transformation of Project Development in the Solar Industry

| July 13, 2018

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In fact, developing a solar energy project challenges even the most seasoned enterprises. The investment risks are many. The stakeholders are numerous. The process is often complicated by a plethora of time-sensitive interdependencies (especially when as many as 250 project development streams are occurring simultaneously in a solar company’s portfolio). And let’s not forget the stringent federal, state, and local permitting and regulations.

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