Whether you are an energy buyer or a landowner, the key qualities you want from a solar developer are experience, value, and ability to execute.
7X Energy has successfully developed multiple utility-scale solar projects with over 1,250 MWp under construction or operational. We have purchased inverters that will qualify more than 2,000 MWac of projects for 100% of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which will ensure that our contracted and un-contracted projects will maintain the 30 percent tax credit for our energy buyers over the next several years.
7X offers speed to operations through our innovative proprietary siting and transmission software Smart Power MapsTM (SPM), competitive pricing (our flexible contract models allow for the right low-cost choice for energy buyers), and in-house expertise.
- Judge Shuster, Pecos County, TX
We have invested several million dollars in developing our own software with tools that are far more advanced than what most of our competitors are using. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we channel the technology spirit, using big data and analytics to site and finance projects. This in turn enables us to be agile and provide fully developed projects in a much shorter time than our competitors.
7X developed Smart Power MapsTM (SPM) which is a geospatial software visualization platform that accelerates the site selection process. With SPM, we can identify ideal greenfield sites based on dozens of factors, including solar resource, proximity to transmission infrastructure, and topography. It also helps us to identify potential design and construction challenges early-on so that we can plan around them and avoid costly delays. The speed and efficiency of SPM minimizes risks on our projects and reduces our development timeframe and costs.
Once we find a promising site using SPM, we:
7X understands that we are guests on the land and we respect property rights, land ownership, and privacy of all landowners. We work to minimize the impact on the landowner, the community, and the environment.
Our experienced development team navigates through the various environmental, archaeological, geotechnical, and grid interconnection assessments and studies.
The 7X team manages the critical process of obtaining all necessary permitting and zoning approvals on our solar development projects to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 7X also routinely augments its in-house staff resources with third party consultants to ensure that the team includes members with the best available local knowledge of how to achieve successful permitting, zoning, and public involvement for any given project.
Our transmission team performs in-house modeling of electricity systems and markets, providing injection capacity analysis, LMP basis, and curtailment risk analysis.
With our expert development capabilities, we ensure the project moves to the next phase – construction.