Site Evaluation and Permitting, Pre-Construction Development, and Construction Support

The expertise of Westwood’s solar energy team stems from our work on more than 7 GW of solar plant engineering and surveying since 1978. We are accustomed to the tight schedules and highly detailed requirements of ground mounted and commercial rooftop solar energy projects. Our role is to reduce risk and streamline the development, construction, and commissioning processes.

We provide comprehensive engineering, surveying, and permitting solutions, which enable us to be responsive, flexible, and cost effective. Our team is professionally registered, licensed, and experienced in U.S. states and territories at the forefront of solar power development.


Aerial Mapping & LiDAR - Conventional and UAS/Drones
Water Resources
Environmental Services
Landscape Architecture

Safety is a Priority

Westwood adheres to the most stringent requirements in the industry.

  • ISNetworld, PEC/Premier, PICS, and BROWZ compliant
  • NCMS DOT drug and alcohol testing compliant
  • Operator qualified through Veriforce, Energy WorldNet, and NCCER
  • OSHA 10, H2S, CPR, and first aid certified
  • Incident rates consistently below industry average

Safety is woven into our culture. Westwood instills daily practices that reduce injuries, accidents, and close calls.

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  • Conceptual Site Plans
  • Site Selection Screening
  • Energy Production Estimates
  • Comparative Analysis of Design Options
  • Interconnection Application Support
  • Permit Matrix 
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Fatal Flaw Studies
  • Natural Resource Assessments and Field Studies
  • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
  • Cultural Resource Studies
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Reflectivity Studies
  • Photo Simulations
  • Landscape Plans
  • Pollinator-Friendly Vegetation Plans
  • Preliminary Plan Sets
  • Preliminary Earthwork Analysis
  • Preliminary Hydrology Studies and Modeling
  • Desktop Geotechnical Review
  • Boundary and Encumbrance Exhibit (Desktop Survey)
  • Due Diligence Reviews


  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Conventional Topographic Surveys
  • High-Resolution Aerial Mapping 
  • LiDAR    
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Foundation Design
  • Pre-Design Pile Load Testing (Pull Testing)
  • Civil Engineering Design    
  • Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling
  • Array Elevation Plan
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans
  • DC Electrical Engineering
  • AC Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Studies
  • Substation and Overhead T&D Coordination
  • Communication Systems Coordination
  • 3rd Party Review and Engineering
  • EPC Bid Assistance
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Management


  • Construction Staking
  • Production Pile Load Testing
  • Civil Engineering Construction Observation
  • Electrical Engineering Construction Observation
  • Foundation Construction Observation
  • Construction/Post-Construction Inspections and Compliance
  • Record Drawings
  • Post-Construction ALTA/NSPS Surveys
  • Interconnection Coordination
  • Performance Verification


  • Blattner Energy, Inc. 
  • EDF Renewable Energy 
  • E.ON Climate and Renewables
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Gehrlicher Solar 
  • Geronimo Energy 
  • Mortenson Construction 
  • Signal Energy 
  • SunPower Corporation 
  • System 3, Inc.