Integrated Solar City: Application of the Ecological Risk Assessment Paradigm to Inform Reclamation
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Ecological risk assessment, India, Integrated solar city, National renewable energy laboratory, Revegetation, Solar
The Integrated Solar City (ISC) is a large solar project that has been proposed for development in the western state of Gujarat, India. The project will be the largest solar project in the world. It will require the use of large land resources to construct. An ecological risk assessment (ERA) is used to assess potential impacts from project construction and operation. Previous research suggests that a solar project of this scale would require the removal of vegetation along with other negative effects on vegetation and soil. The ERA was used to lay out a revegetation plan that would help mitigate the long-term environmental impacts in the Banaskantha and Kachchh regions of Gujarat, India.
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Hill, Graham, "Integrated Solar City: Application of the Ecological Risk Assessment Paradigm to Inform Reclamation" (2010). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 109.