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Multi-Criteria Solar Site Suitability Analysis

Stone conducted statewide GIS analyses to identify potential sites for solar panel installations in seven different US states. Stone gathered and processed raster and vector data for eleven different environmental and regulatory criteria that affect the suitability of a potential solar site.

Stone cleaned, standardized, and converted data layers to rasters for each state, then combined them in a weighted overlay to identify sites with the highest overall suitability score. Stone produced pdf maps to show the extent of coverage for incomplete data layers and built an ArcGIS Pro model to streamline the process and ensure workflow replicability.