Renewable Energy Power Plants Services
Onsite generation systems and large-scale renewable energy power plants are playing an increasing role in meeting global energy demands. With policy mandates, consumer demand and sustainability initiatives driving the market, Woolpert’s years of engineering and design experience coupled with our intricate knowledge of procurement and legislative processes and funding mechanisms help us offer a tailored and integrated approach to renewable energy options.
Woolpert has the resources and expertise to assist you in locating the appropriate site or facility for your community and utility-scale renewable energy projects, and we can guide you through all phases of your project as well as the legislative processes related to permitting, compliance, mandates, production, tax credits, grants and renewable energy certificates.
Overcoming project obstacles early to save time and money. The wind resources necessary to create a viable wind farm do not exist everywhere, and many times the location that presents the best wind resource does not match up with the best physical location for a project. Logistical, environmental, policy, ownership and legal barriers may present significant road blocks to a potential wind farm’s development. Exposure to delays or downtime caused by unrecognized issues with a site can eat into a budget and project timeline. Our fatal flaw analyses and mitigation strategies determine—prior to planning and construction—whether your selected site will provide the necessary requirements for your wind farm and provide ways to overcome project obstacles, saving you time and money you might have lost on a project that didn’t meet your needs.
Providing start-to-finish assistance. Solar resources are much more predictable in nature than wind; however, there are still many potential barriers to moving forward on a project. Our team understands the importance and challenges of integrating solar photovoltaic arrays as well as solar thermal hot water systems into existing facilities. Woolpert works diligently to stay up-to-date with cutting-edge technologies and design techniques to squeeze as much efficiency as possible out of solar systems and lower the cost per watt or BTU. In addition, we leverage our design professionals’ expertise to analyze existing facilities and detail not only the best method, but also the best renewable system to integrate into a structure that was likely never designed to house such a system. Whether it’s mapping an area to determine the best locations for solar panels or designing and installing a PV array and solar thermal hot water heater, we use our full array of geospatial, engineering and construction management services to assist you with all your solar energy needs.
Using the earth to heat and cool your water. With our geothermal energy services, we can help you more efficiently meet your facility’s water needs. Geothermal energy has a higher efficiency and lower energy use than traditional heating and cooling methods because heat is pumped across a smaller temperature difference. We can provide geothermal water solutions for the military, universities and the private sector.
Turning negative commercial value into a revenue stream. Biosolids are typically disposed of by incineration, land filling, land application or composting. Each of these disposal methods has an associated cost ranging from modest to exorbitant. But using biosolids to generate steam and electricity not only eliminates the disposal cost, it also provides an opportunity to generate revenue. Our professionals can help you develop a plan that not only explores the feasibility but also measures the positive impact a renewable solution will have for your organization, which includes guiding you through each of the following phases:
- Initial feasibility study and economic analysis
- Development of business model
- Preparation and negotiation of long-term purchase and sales agreements
- Detailed design
- Project implementation