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Estimation of stormwater runoff CN and runoff for the purposes of obtaining general construction or operating and management permits for solar PV development.
A runoff curve number (CN) and runoff calculator has been developed to estimate stormwater CN and runoff at ground solar photovoltaic (PV) sites by accounting for: 1) Soil and topographic characteristics (soil texture, soil depth, soil bulk density, slope); 2) Surface cover (row crop, turf, pollinator habitat, etc); 3) Disconnected impervious surfaces associated with solar panel design (panel spacing and orientation); and 4) Climatic factors (precipitation).
Phase of Development
TRL: 8-9 Software has been developed and ready to be used
This technology is now available for:
- Sponsored research
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- David Mulla Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
An innovative spreadsheet-based runoff calculator to estimate stormwater runoff from ground-mounted solar photovoltaic sites for pre-construction as well as post-construction site-specific conditions.
Name: Sandipan Banerjee