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 5 GW of solar plant engineering and surveying since 1978. We are accustomed to the tight schedules and highly detailed requirements of ground mounted and building integrated 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.

Expertise

Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Surveying
Aerial Mapping & LiDAR
Water Resources
Environmental Services
Landscape Architecture
GIS

Safety is a Priority

Westwood adheres to the most stringent requirements in the industry.

  • 100 percent ISNetworld, PEC/Premier, PICS, and BROWZ compliant 
  • CMS DOT drug and alcohol testing compliant
  • Operator qualified through Veriforce and NCCER
  • H2S, CPR, and first aid certified

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

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  • Conceptual Solar Site Planning
  • Production Estimates
  • Technology Comparison
  • Interconnection Application Support 
  • Regulatory Analysis and Agency Coordination
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Fatal Flaw and Siting Studies
  • Natural Resource Assessments and Field Studies
  • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
  • Cultural Resource Studies
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Reflectivity Studies
  • Landscape Plans
  • Preliminary Plan Sets
  • Preliminary Grading Analysis
  • Preliminary Hydrology 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
  • Pile Load Testing (Pull Testing)
  • Civil Engineering Design    
  • Hydrology Modeling
  • Array Elevation Plan
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans
  • PV Plant Design
  • AC Electrical Engineering
  • Medium and High Voltage Design Coordination
  • Equipment 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
  • Record ALTA 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.