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Solar Engineering Services

Kimley-Horn solar energy consulting services.

When you look for an engineering partner to help move your solar projects forward, be sure to ask the right questions. Does the firm have the local agency relationships that lead to better due diligence and faster approvals? Do they have the bench strength to take on the most aggressive schedule? Are they up to date on the latest stormwater and environmental regulations? And do they have a track record of innovative solutions that translate to greater cost savings? With Kimley-Horn, the answers are all “yes.”

All the services you need under one roof

When you hire Kimley-Horn, you don’t need multiple consultants. We can handle it all: site feasibility, due diligence, and development planning; site design and permitting; electrical and power services; structural engineering for your rooftop installations; environmental services; and stormwater management or wetland restoration.

When your solar project needs to be done fast and done right, call the firm with a track record that shines: Kimley-Horn.

Our services include:

  • Preliminary site layout
  • Preliminary site feasibility
  • Determine access to power (route analysis and design)
  • Permitting/zoning/land use entitlements
  • Transportation planning

  • Determine maximum structural dead load
  • Determine maximum structural live load rating, including wind load

  • Boundary survey
  • Preliminary environmental screening
  • Critical issues analysis and permitting plan
  • Resource assessments (wetlands, etc.)
  • Civil Services (Ground Mount Installations)
  • Hydrology studies
  • Grading & Drainage

  • Utility crossings
  • Site planning and civil design
  • Solar array design
  • Record drawings
  • As-built survey

  • Power distribution design up to 69kV (aerial and underground)
  • Electrical utility coordination
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system design and integration
  • Grounding and bonding systems (standard and unique conditions)
  • Reactive power and voltage control
  • Low voltage ride-through and system sustainability
  • Short circuit analysis
  • Grid connected, battery backup integration, and hybrid system design
  • Central monitoring, metering, and logging system design
  • Solar infrastructure and solar power distribution
  • SCADA design
  • Balance of System design
  • Design of all associated conduit and infrastructure
  • Electrical inspection