Solar Developers

Geospatial tools and data to support Large Scale Solar Development
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The Cloud based solution to accelerate Solar Farm Projects

For Solar Farm and Solar Park developers, identifying electricity networks with network capacity and land suitability is inherently difficult without the right data. 

Without the right information, solar developers and planners risk spending excessively, losing revenues, and wasting time on excessive physical assessments. Sites take time to survey in person and connection to the electricity grid can be both expensive and slow to obtain. 

Access to granular data about network capacity, viable connection points and land suitability is now available on a cloud based platform to support Solar Developers in identifying the optimal locations for Large Scale Solar projects and to collaborate with key stakeholders including Land Owners, Network Operators, and Local Authorities.

Solar Developers
Solar Developers
Solar Developers

LAEP+ for Large Scale Solar Projects

LAEP+ is a collaborative web-based mapping and design tool that helps Solar Developers, Local Authorities and Distribution Network Operators come together to plan and optimise the siting of commercial and utiltiy-scale solar projects.

Cloud based LAEP+ enables data to be kept up to date, shared across different groups as well as it being visualised, over-layed and brought together in one place.

By bringing LAEP+ to the market, our aim is to support those responsible in transitioning to renewable energy faster, cost-effectively and collaboratively from project inception, design, delivery and final implementation.



LAEP+ has enabled us to collaborate with many planners within the regions SSEN serves, to share network data and information from multiple sources alongside modelling best practice to build a clear picture of optimal pathways to reach net zero.

Innovation Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Benefits of LAEP+ for Solar Developers

  • Collaborate with local authorities and DNOs in real-time
  • Visualise electricity network data and land data on one GIS platform
  • Reduce project site identification time by up to 90%
  • Reduce the cost of feasibility assessments by up to 90%
  • Improve asset performance by 5% through improved site selection
  • Turn strategic plans into project pipelines
  • Improve the quality of connection requests


Features of LAEP+ for Solar Developers

  • A web-based mapping & analysis tool
  • Custom dashboards & reports
  • Energy network, building stock, transport, environmental, socio-demographic datasets
  • Filter across datasets to identify project-suitable sites
  • Multiple-user logins & user-specific access permissions
  • Upload & overlay private datasets
  • Export data, site short lists, graphs & charts


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