Big Sky Wind Energy – Project Development
About the Company:
Big Sky is a renewable energy project developer who leverages their experience to select project sites that have the most favorable feasibility factors for utility scale wind and renewable projects and negotiate terms that are financially viable for all parties. From that point, Big Sky will perform all the necessary steps in project development to get the projects to financial closing and assign the projects to owner/operators. They strive to make their projects produce clean, renewable, affordable power.
About the Solution:
Big Sky Wind Energy capitalizes on the experience of its owner, Tylan Shelton, in the renewable industry. Since 2006 he had been involved in the development, construction, and operation of over 2,150 MW's. He has also performed site analysis on over thirty wind projects in eight states, part of the construction of five projects totaling over 1,000 MWs, developed four projects from site selection to financial closing and was the Asset Manager of five project totaling 800 MWs, has taken advantage of multiple learning and educating opportunities. Big Sky uses this experience, to select project sites that have the most favorable feasibility factors for utility scale wind and renewable projects and negotiate terms that are financially viable for all parties. From that point, Big Sky performs all the necessary steps in project development to get the projects to financial closing and assign the projects to owner/operators. Ultimately, they produce fully developed (turnkey) utility scale renewable energy projects, ready for construction.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
Big Sky has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Big Sky to further refine the cost and performance information on their solutions. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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