Electrical Engineering for Renewable Energy

Kimley-Horn continues to be an industry leader in America’s energy transition, providing electrical engineering services for photovoltaic (PV) solar, energy storage systems, and microgrids. Our renewable energy services span project scales and use cases, including:

  • Utility-scale
  • Community-scale
  • Rooftop/canopy
  • Floating
  • Behind-the-meter
  • Energy arbitrage
  • Peak-shaving
  • Backup power

Our national team of electrical engineers provides design services from the PV module to the substation and from pre-development through construction. Leveraging decades of industry expertise and licensed professional electrical engineers in all 50 states, we can support your project portfolios—bringing specific utility experience to make your project run smoother and identifying challenges early in your schedule. With civil, structural, and environmental engineering teams that work alongside our electrical specialists, Kimley-Horn provides a one-stop shop for your renewable energy projects.

photovoltaic (PV) solar field

Empowering Energy Solutions through Electrical Design

In addition to our electrical design services, we regularly support clients in assessing facility utility bills, determining the solar capacity of land parcels, submitting interconnection applications, and consulting on large-scale portfolios. As utility constraints continue to hamper electrification efforts, Kimley-Horn is committed to helping our clients develop on-site electrical generation plans to reduce their consumption and demand from the grid. Our microgrid design services enable creative energy solutions tailored to your application and needs, and our energy storage and hydrogen projects deliver a resilient and effective energy supply to our customers even when the electric grid cannot.

Our in-house power system studies team ensures your designs can meet end-client, utility, and code requirements in a cost-effective manner. Kimley-Horn’s electrical studies team regularly performs the following analyses:

  • Solar production modeling
  • Reactive power/load flow
  • Short circuit
  • Protection/coordination
  • Arc flash hazard
  • Underground cable thermal ampacity
  • Transient voltage
  • Grounding
  • Harmonics
  • Construction phase services