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Wind Engineering Services

Kimley-Horn wind energy consulting.

Renewable wind energy sources have become vital elements of our nation’s energy vision. And as the wind market grows, your need for top-notch professional consulting grows, too.

With years of experience across the country, Kimley-Horn is positioned to address your needs. Whatever your challenge, we have addressed it before. Whether you need feasibility studies for a new wind farm, noise and vibration analyses, transportation services, or environmental services, we can help. We’ve developed route options for high voltage transmission, and assisted in right-of-way design and coordination. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that save you time and money.

Depth of service to meet your needs

With thousands of employees in offices across the country, we are positioned to meet your local and national needs. Our ability to draw from our entire team to meet your aggressive schedules in any market is unparalleled. And our breadth of services enables us to provide all the services you need under one roof, keeping your communications streamlined and efficient.

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