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ASGA Call 73: Breaking Down Solar Farm Construction for Graziers

December 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

December 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EST

What goes into solar site construction and what should solar graziers know about it?

For our December call, we’re excited to have Daniel Shapiro, Vice President of Projects and Construction at Lightsource bp, and his team give us an in-depth look at the solar site construction process and its basic components.

They’ll discuss how a solar farm comes together, the construction process and what it looks like in different phases, and how they manage the soil and provide the right vegetation for grazing.

This will be a great opportunity for graziers to learn about the components of a solar site and have an understanding of how it’s put together. You’ll also get a sense of what decisions about design and equipment solar companies make and when they happen in the construction process.

After the presentation, we’ll have an audience Q&A.

Hosts: Kevin Richardson (ASGA) and Christopher McCabe 

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About the Speakers

Vince Green is the Senior Director of Greenfield Origination for Lightsource bp.  He has over 16 years of renewable energy development experience and has held key positions with multiple international IPP’s.  His experience spans the development cycle from project siting through construction.  He leverages his background in GIS to site and develop the most economically viable and community friendly projects in the industry.

Sanchit Joshi has been a Sr. Project Manager at Lightsource bp for the past 4 years. He has worked in renewables for 8+ years and managed construction of some of the leading solar projects in the country in 7 states including multiple military bases and key US infrastructure projects. He has an extensive background in multiple solar areas – rooftop solar, ground-mounted solar, and large battery storage projects. He’s passionate about bringing economical, sustainable, and reliable forms of energy to our homes.

Virginia Brown is the Director of Ecosystem Services at Lightsource bp. She is a licensed soil scientist based in North Carolina, with extensive experience in agriculture, post construction land restoration, and vegetation management. Her professional background has primarily been in the energy sector, with a focus on stormwater and erosion. Incorporating science into the restoration process is at the forefront of all her work; she is enthusiastic about exploring the unique opportunities the solar industry has to positively impact the environment by improving soil, water, and habitat quality.

Dan Shapiro is the Vice President of Projects and Construction at Lightsource bp. He has managed solar project construction in the United States and Chile during the last 10 years, and currently oversees 15 projects in construction across the US. Dan’s background includes regulatory and permit compliance for development and construction of energy projects.