Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Our experience spans the entire range of the energy services cycle – from feasibility studies and front end designs through global procurement and logistics, direct hire construction and construction management on some of the most demanding energy projects onshore and offshore.

EXACTLY! ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE PROJECTS

​​​​​​​​​​​​Fluctuating prices, skilled labor shortages, geopolitical uncertainty, the growing complexity and rising costs of projects – navigating the challenges of today's energy landscape takes an experienced EPC partner.

ENGINEERING

SOLAR SMART has all Engineering disciplines in­-house (Permitting, Civil, Structural, Electrical, High Voltage) to provide efficient, reliable, and bankable solutions to our customers. Our Engineers work closely with our in­-house Construction disciplines to provide constructible solutions to meet local conditions and compressed schedules

In-­House Design Capabilities:

  • PV Plant Layout
  • Energy Modeling and Analysis
  • Structural Design for Foundations
  • AC and DC Arc Flash Calculations
  • Load Flow & Reactive Power Studies
  • Module String Calculation
  • PV Source Circuit Calculations
  • PV Output Ampacity Calculations

  • DC Voltage Drop
  • DC and AC Cable Ampacity Using Neher­McGrath
  • Inverter Sizing
  • Inverter Step Up Transformer Sizing
  • Medium Voltage Collection System Design
  • Substation Main Power Transformer Sizing
  • Substation Layout Design
  • Transmission Line (Generation Tie Line) Routing
  • Constructability Reviews
ENGINEERING

PROCUREMENT

SOLAR SMART has all Procurement disciplines in-house and extensive relations with the industry’s leading Balance of System suppliers; ensuring access to materials from a variety of sources at mutually agreeable commercial terms and minimal supply risk. Our Procurement Team works closely with our in-house Engineering disciplines to provide competitively priced product to comply with the project design solution.

In-House Procurement Capabilities

Total Cost of Ownership: 

We evaluate total cost of ownership when making sourcing decisions, always evaluating the initial capital cost and long-term operating costs to ensure the right decision is made for the project.

In-House Procurement Capabilities:

Cross-Functional Sourcing Teams

We take a cross-functional approach, to ensure alignment with all disciplines, for technical compliance.

In-House Procurement Capabilities:

Quality

We only source from Tier I suppliers that pass our pre-qualifications and our in-factory inspections during manufacturing.

CONSTRUCTION

SOLAR SMART has all Construction disciplines in-house and we own the latest generation of construction equipment. Our Construction staff works closely with our in-house Project Management and Engineering disciplines to ensure complete and unfettered compliance with all project permits and technical requirements. As a self-perform constructor, SOLAR SMART brings an execution strategy for each project that minimizes risk and maximizes safety, quality, and schedule control.

Safety

Our first Construction goal for every project is to be accident free.

Quality

Each step in construction has a quality checklist that is completed daily to ensure highest quality and minimize end of project punch lists.

Schedule

We structure our construction schedules with buffer in order to ensure project schedule compliance without relying on change orders.

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