Analyzing site data and correctly interpreting the environment under which the system will operate is crucial to developing renewable energy project. AED provides its clients with the following services:
- Site Assessments
- Feasibility Studies
- Financial Modeling
- Grid Stability
- Wind Studies
- Energy Production Modeling
Utilizing proprietary software we can quickly and accurately determine how renewable energy systems will perform in the real world. This allows us to provide our Associates and clients with ‘what if’ scenarios to fully understand project sensitivities and risk.
Samples of Feasibility Studies and Assessments:
You may find and download examples of various studies and other work conducted by AED at the following Internet locations:
‘Focus’ is a computer software program that we use to model solar and wind projects and determine both energy output and economics, including a 25 year cash flow proforma.
Complete references are available upon request.
As with any engineering project, renewable energy systems require the designer to determine the outcome and its potential impact on its surroundings in advance of construction. This minimizes potential conflict after construction and for the duration of the project. Whether it is determining where the shadow flicker of a wind turbine will fall, or the spacing of solar panel arrays in a confined space, the renewable energy designer employs special tools to achieve maximum results.
Renewable energy projects require a designer to consider new products and technologies in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and maximize energy cost savings. Our design engineers are constantly working with these new products and tools in areas ranging from site planning to engineering. Some of the design services that we provide:
- Project Concepts
AED can provide both ‘develop-for-hire’ or ‘develop-to-own’ services for the property owner.
Develop-for-hire services allow the property owner to contract with our company in order to design, permit and develop a project for them. They finance the project and own it, and they get the benefits of energy sales.
Develop-to-own projects are those in which we not only design and build the project, but also provide the financing and own the equipment over the long term. We set up operating companies to run these projects and we pay the land or building owner a rental fee for the space used by the system.
We also work with development Associates to identify sites. These Associates can then retain part of the operating company over the long term.
Some of the development services we provide includes:
- Engineering Management
- Construction Management
- Electrical Interconnections
- State and Government Agencies