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Solar Power Development

Full development solutions including site selection, interconnection, impact assessment, permitting, solar engineering, construction management and testing and commissioning.

Envision. Engineer. Energize.

Solar Power Development projects require the right location, obtaining permits, working with stakeholders, building on challenging sites and connecting to the grid. TRC is a trusted solar development partner for major solar projects across the United States. Our solar experts help guide projects from concept to completion while minimizing environmental impact.

Our experts plan, permit, engineer and support construction for both small and large solar initiatives nationwide. We design projects that minimize environmental impacts and avoid costly mitigation without creating construction or operational constraints.

Our solutions overcome development hurdles, including project opposition, appeals, delays and technical challenges. We leverage long standing relationships with developers, electric utilities and regulatory agencies to efficiently complete development and move projects into construction and then operation.

Solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction

ABB wanted to showcase its products within the United States by installing a 1.29 MW ground mounted solar system at its Belton, South Carolina facility. After the first consultant was unable to complete the project, ABB turned to TRC for help under a compressed timeline so it could access a utility rebate and offset costs.

Solar Siting and Permitting

When a utility-scale solar development company
proposed building ground-mounted installations across
Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, it faced multiple environmental and regulatory challenges.
Drawing on our technical skill, regulatory
relationships and regional experience, TRC helped the developer become a key player bringing clean energy to New England.

Environmental and Electrical Engineering Solutions

To support the development of a solar array and transmission interconnect in Henry County, Alabama, TRC provided critical environmental screening and electrical design services. Our team reviewed and analyzed all potentially applicable approvals required for the project,

Solar Site Engineering & Solar Farm Construction

TRC’s knowledge of state and local regulations helped a solar client confidently move forward with new project development in the Midwest. Our experts delivered environmental, civil and electrical solutions across 10 sites in 30 days.

Our services include:

Site Selection and Evaluation

  • Feasibility and System Impact Studies
  • Technology Evaluation
  • Preliminary Plant Design

Environmental Impact and Permitting

  • Cultural and Natural Resources Surveys
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Studies
  • Glint Glare/Analysis and Visual Simulations
  • Agency Consultations
  • Public Involvement Programs
  • Zoning and Planning Commission Reviews

Infrastructure/Civil Engineering

  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Civil Roadway and Drainage Design
  • Site Grading and Civil Structural Design
  • Security

Power Delivery Engineering

  • Conceptual and Detailed Plant Design
  • Collection System Design
  • Grid Interconnect and Capacity Analysis
  • Transmission, Distribution, Substation Engineering

Procurement and Contract Management

  • Specification Preparation and Procurement
  • Procurement Services

Construction and Commissioning

  • Construction Management/Oversight
  • Environmental Compliance Monitoring
  • High voltage Testing

Looking for effective solutions to your problems?

Turn to the power experts at TRC.

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