Optimal sites for solar energy solutions.

We find the best site for your business so that you can focus on transforming the future of innovative and efficient renewable energy and storage.

We specialize in identifying and analyzing the factors critical to your project’s comprehensive success:

    • Optimum site characteristics related to developability, configuration, and utility service,
    • Supplier and customer logistics optimization
    • Sustainability of talent pipeline
    • Significant financial incentives

With over 25 years of experience, SDG helps businesses secure locations that achieve bottom-line results. Our team is especially adept at working in the advanced manufacturing sector.

We navigate the complexities of site selection to deliver the best possible location for your project. We protect your bottom line, providing you with the optimal site and incentive package to mitigate your costs.

Our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way so you can move forward with your business – without looking back.

Representative Site Selection Clients

Representative Site Selection Client logos: Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, BMW, CMC, BP, Eastman, Boeing, Indorama Industries, Bridgestone

The Process

Our pinpoint process has earned a reputation for navigating the complexities of site selection while negotiating and delivering the best possible location, and protecting your bottom line.

With full transparency and only the highest ethical standards, team guides you every step of the way so that you can move forward with your business – without looking back.


Alignment with our clients is critical to the success of every site selection project. We collaborate with your project team to identify your needs, work through your challenges, and leverage every opportunity.

  • Verifying and prioritizing critical site location criteria
  • Reviewing site location and incentive negotiation processes with a focus on what is expected of every team member
  • Identifying regions under consideration
  • Outlining timelines and deliverables

Based on your company’s facility requirements, we use our site databases and government and business relationships to identify candidate sites.

After extensive primary and secondary research, we identify communities and specific sites that meet the critical site location criteria.


We then apply a proven screening methodology to evaluate those sites. Critical factors analyzed in this process include feedstock availability, decarbonization pathways, logistics infrastructure, utility assets, labor draw potential, and site suitability.

SDG’s comparative tools offer in-depth labor evaluation, site characteristics analysis, logistics modeling, cost analysis, and a weighted decision matrix.


Once we identify the most appropriate sites, we evaluate the costs and risks associated with each site. Our process provides you with trusted guidance and allows you to remain focused on your business.

Incentive negotiations are key to making a good location better. Our incentive negotiations start with your capital investment and operating costs and don’t end until we’ve considered every possible approach to minimizing those costs. We will evaluate any potential tool, including grants, taxes, utilities, training, installation of infrastructure, and more.

Incentive Negotiation

We focus on your capital investment and operating costs and do not stop until we uncover every possible approach to minimizing those costs.

We evaluate all potential tools, including grants, taxes, utilities, training, infrastructure installation, and more.

SDG Team
Encina PA Rendering

Case Study

Encina is an advanced manufacturer on a mission to catalyze the transition to a sustainable, circular economy. It recently deployed new technology to convert post-consumer waste into raw, virgin-quality material. Encina hired SDG to determine a search region for Encina’s first full-scale production facility.

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