GeoCF Receives SunShot Grant To Expand Solar Planning Software


GeoCF LLC, a developer of geospatial software for utility-scale solar applications based in Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $750,000 cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative.

The grant is to enable the company to expand the development and commercialization of its Smart Power Maps software to support the development and financing of large-scale solar projects. The application enables the analysis of the multiple data sets involved in siting and evaluating solar projects of 1 MW and larger. GeoCF will use the funding to expand the data sets used in Smart Power Maps and automate the transmission capacity analysis in order to help clients accelerate the interconnection process.

The SunShot award will also help GeoCF build a mapping and report portal for project investors and financiers, allowing them to instantaneously run cashflow models and full constraint feasibility analyses on potential projects. The portal will include information on property tax liabilities, geotech, hydrology and transmission constraints, wholesale clearing price backcasts and forecasts, endangered species, topographic restraints, and other functions.

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