Site Evaluation and Permitting, Design, and Construction Support

The expertise of Westwood’s solar energy team was established by supporting more than 7 GW of ground mounted, commercial rooftop, and solar+storage projects since 2010. This experience coupled with our depth of in-house professionals dedicated to understanding the nuances of the market enables us to respond quickly and provide customized, reliable, and cost-effective project solutions.

We are accustomed to the ever changing technological, environmental, code, and utility requirements affecting projects. We work to reduce risk and optimize a project’s design while streamline the development and construction processes. We are professionally registered, licensed, and experienced in across the U.S. and its territories.

Expertise

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Surveying
Aerial Mapping & LiDAR - Conventional and UAS/Drones
Water Resources
Environmental Services
Landscape Architecture
GIS

A culture of employee safety and well-being.

Westwood adheres to the most stringent safety 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. 
  • Geronimo Energy 
  • M + W Energy, Inc.
  • Mortenson Construction 
  • Signal Energy 
  • SunPower Corporation