LOCATION: NEW JERSEY and MARYLAND
CLIENT: VANGUARD ENERGY PARTNERS
MARKET SECTOR: ENERGY UTILITY
SIZE: OVER 600kW
Solar photovoltaic energy vendors and project developers such as Vanguard Energy Partners require engineering assistance to support projects. PS&S has been engaged by project developers to provide all phases of engineering and design assistance for solar photovoltaic projects.
Solar photovoltaic installations require the coordinated design expertise of multiple engineering and design disciplines. The electrical design includes providing for the direct current (DC) system from the photovoltaic panels and the interconnection to alternating current (AC) through invertor equipment. Many projects also require structural analysis of equipment supports and roof framing. Other project-dependent design considerations are landscaping, site planning and treatment of invertor noise.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
PS&S can provide design services for solar projects with all disciplines in-house, streamlining project coordination. The company has supported over 7 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic design in recent years. For Vanguard, PS&S provided electrical and structural design for multiple projects totaling over 600 kW, including ground-mounted and roof mounted systems. Services included site visits, structural roof framing analysis, DC system design, AC interconnect design and project coordination.