With the goal of developing solar plants throughout Minnesota, Ameresco (with GreenMark Enterprises) hired Barr to determine adequate locations for development by performing a feasibility review of each site. The review was divided into five categories: water, vegetation, cultural, geology, and topography. The sites were reviewed for various factors, including impacts from floodplains, impaired waters, threatened and endangered species, wetlands, and cultural impacts. Soil data was evaluated for issues related to soil strength, foundation construction, and foundation stability. Topographic data was used to evaluate slope direction and steepness. The review culminated in a summary report for the client’s review and use in identifying ideal sites for solar development.