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
  • Comparative Analysis of Array Design Options
  • Energy Production Estimates
  • Interconnection Application Support
  • Site Selection and Screening
  • Fatal Flaw Studies
  • Permit Matrix
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Natural Resource Assessments and Field Studies
  • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
  • Cultural Resource Studies
  • Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Reflectivity Studies
  • Project Visualizations
  • Viewshed Analysis
  • Landscape Plans
  • Pollinator-Friendly Vegetation Plans
  • Preliminary Plan Set
  • Preliminary Earthwork Analysis
  • Preliminary Hydrology Studies and Modeling
  • Desktop Geotechnical Review
  • Desktop Survey Constraint Map
  • Due Diligence Reviews

 

  • DC Electrical Engineering
  • AC Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Studies
  • Substation and Overhead T&D Coordination
  • Communication Systems Coordination
  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling
  • Foundation Elevation Plan
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Pre-Design Pile Load Testing (Pull Testing)
  • Foundation Design
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • High-Resolution Aerial Mapping
  • LiDAR
  • Utility Crossing Matrix
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Owner’s Engineer Services           
  • 3rd Party Review and Engineering
  • Retrofit Existing Facility

 

  • Construction Staking
  • Production Pile Load Testing
  • Construction/Post-Construction Monitoring, Inspections, and Compliance
  • Record Drawings
  • Post-Construction ALTA/NSPS Survey
  • Interconnection Coordination
  • Performance Verification
  • Contaminated Soil Remediation

 

  • 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