Solar PV plants delivering some of the world’s cheapest power quickly and effectively to established and emerging economies. Floating solar PV plants delivering power and reducing evaporative losses. Solar power combined with battery systems delivering dependable power at utility scale. Façade and rooftop solar panels installed on public buildings. Renewable energy support mechanisms and sustainability policies adopted by governments and private sector investment. Solar technology that allows the production of electricity, irrespective of overcast skies or nightfall. As solar technological innovation evolves at unimaginable speeds, it is undeniably continuing to disrupt conventional thinking with respect to energy planning.
Converting sunlight to generate electricity is attracting increased interest as it can be used to counter energy security concerns over fossil fuel dependency, decrease carbon emissions and reduce harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, as well as help secure energy costs to achieve financial and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, solar projects are less demanding to execute than large hydro, nuclear and most thermal power ventures and, at a utility scale, they can help alleviate some of the burdens associated with delivering much needed power to underdeveloped or remote areas with minimal access to power.
Supporting Developers, Financiers, Contractors, Governments and Offtakers Alike
WSP offers expertise in solar energy engineering design, technical advisory and project delivery services to support manufacturers, developers, contractors, utility companies, owners, investors / lenders and governments in meeting the challenges faced in planning and executing solar projects. These can include accurately assessing energy yield, and developing electrical, civil / structural and control system engineering design and specifications, all the way through to performing strategic investigations on solar energy investments, preparing and reviewing power purchase agreements (PPAs), managing tendering process, managing and monitoring construction and commissioning of solar power plants, as well as monitoring performance and maintenance during the operational phase, and more.
Our network of project managers, engineers, specialists and technicians have helped clients navigate through ever-changing regulatory requirements to secure required permits and approvals, conducted market research and grid interconnection studies and approvals, and advised on a range of environmental planning issues. We have delivered a full suite of engineering design solutions to help develop effective and robust solar power schemes, including utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) power plants.