The Solar Energy Environmental Mapper is a web-based application that displays environmental data for the southwest U.S. in the context of utility-scale solar energy development.

It provides access to screening-level data about resources and constraints, with analysis tools to help improve siting decisions.

Launch Solar Mapper
View Maps
View Maps

Explore maps of solar resource availability and environmental data. Zoom to pre-defined bookmarks or create your own. Print a copy of your map.

View Maps
Access Data

Retrieve detailed information for features on the map. Search for locations of interest by place name, address, Public Land Survey System, or by lat/long.

Perform Analyses
Perform Analyses

Retrieve a report based on a custom area. Measure distances and areas on the map.

Getting Started

View a brief video to learn how to use the features in Solar Mapper.

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Latest Release
Version 1.4.4 (June 2013)
  • Added pending Solar ROW Applications mapping layer.
  • Added BLM Solar Development Exclusions layers.
  • Added USGS Hydrologic Unit Boundary layers. (Hydrography/Watershed Group)
For more information, see the Release Notes.

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