With industry-leading skills, sector experience and solar energy services portfolio we can support every aspect of a solar energy project, including consideration of regulatory sensitivities, grid connections, and environmental planning advice.
Feasibility, yield assessment & project investment appraisal
Investors and developers often require professional assessment and reporting of uncertainties related to the energy estimation and associated solar and meteorological data inputs. Our experienced consenting and environmental specialists provide relationship building with relevant planning authorities, statutory consultees and the local community, robust EIA reporting and management of consenting, licensing and permitting risks through project stages.
Sweco’s assessment tools are based on knowledge and leading-edge assessment tools derived from our long-term association with leading photovoltaics laboratories. Our unique capabilities and experience leads developers and investors globally to turn to us for reliable and independent assessment of long-term energy yield and related uncertainties.
Solar engineering & services grid connection consultancy
Grid connection is one of the key components to a successful solar project. Our experts can guide you throughout the solar PV system design to the grid integration process and offer an independent and flexible approach to enable successful delivery at every phase of the project.
From the early stages of site selection and feasibility, through to the project management of the construction phase, up to the project commissioning stage, we are here to help.
With international skills hubs and proven multi-disciplinary collaboration in all sectors – from advisory & planning and infrastructure development to design implementation – Sweco can also advise on and review the electrical, and civil design of solar power projects, utilising a risk and cost-based approach from renewable power generation to energy storage and energy systems distribution.
Planning and permitting
Our specialists work closely with planning authorities, statutory consultees and the local community. We provide EIA reporting and management of consenting, licensing and permitting risks throughout the project lifecycle.
Owner’s engineer/technical advisor support
Sweco Owner’s Engineers provide ongoing assurance that a project’s design meets the development objectives and that construction is undertaken in accordance with required standards.
Our experienced geotechnical engineers regularly eliminate hazards and manage residual risks by identifying ground-related issues at the earliest stages of a project, allowing us to present balanced and robust engineering solutions.
From the concept stage, our building sustainability specialists work with design teams and clients to assess and advise on site appreciation, solar analysis, façade optimisation, daylight and glare analysis, fabric thermal performance, natural ventilation and overheating analysis as well as whole life cycle analysis and operational energy assessments.
Sweco’s environmental specialists work with clients at all project stages, from staging impact assessments to designing practical and innovative solutions that protect environmental quality, enhance environmental awareness and responsibility, and make a contribution to sustainable business performance.
Sweco’s team of ecologists can manage all aspects of a solar infrastructure project – identifying pragmatic solutions to help protect and enhance biodiversity and the wider environment for years to come.
Our portfolio of wind energy solutions includes a wide and varied range of onshore and offshore wind turbine power structures, supported by leading-edge renewable energy infrastructure planning and design.
We can support you throughout your landscape project, offering a complete range of planning, design and management solutions. We also collaborate with leading UK architects to add maximum value.
Engagement & consultation
Stakeholder and public engagement can be a key part of solar project viability. We use a range of methods, including virtual rooms, to take all key people on a solar engineering and infrastructure planning journey with us.
From infrastructure consultancy and innovative protection systems, our fire engineering experts and Building Control specialists can advise and support the installation of prevention, detection and evacuation solutions across your buildings and wider solar project.