Clean Energy Collective Solar

Westby, WI + Colby, KS | Energy

Overview

ISG paved the way for Clean Energy Collective to achieve environmental compliance in two of its community-owned solar facilities.


Opportunity

Through the development of community-owned solar facilities in two sites, Clean Energy Collective could allow its members the opportunity to own panels and yield the benefits of solar power.

Solution

Considered the first community-owned solar facility in the state of Wisconsin, the Westby site is the result of a partnership with a local provider and national community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC). This model allows any member in its service territory the opportunity to own individual panels in a new locally sited, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) array. The Colby, Kansas project covers eight acres of pasture and is the largest PV array in the state.

For both projects, ISG designed the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and submitted the necessary application materials to be granted a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. While ISG’s services were environmentally focused, the value was in getting the application materials produced quickly and thoroughly so there were no delays in the approval process. ISG submitted the application within a week of being given the notice to proceed by the client. In addition, the team’s responsiveness to the client’s needs allowed piers to be installed at the optimal time for seasonal variations to ground conditions.


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