Renewable Energy Construction Management

  • Concept
  • Pre-Feasibility Study
  • Feasibility Study
  • Development
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction

‘Most of you are familiar with design-build, but for those who are not…

Design-build is a contractual arrangement between an owner and a single entity to both design and then build the entire project.’

Bob Seabrook on Design-Build

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To start

you will need to find a suitable site for your solar plant, conduct a feasibility study and an environmental impact assessment, secure land rights and interconnection agreements, apply for permits and approvals from various authorities, hire contractors and suppliers, purchase equipment and materials, install and test your system, and connect it to the grid.

The cost of building a utility-scale solar plant depends on several factors, such as the size, location, design, and technology of the system. According to some sources, building a utility-scale solar plant costs about *$1.36 to $1.86 per watt for fixed-tilt or tracking installations respectively or about *$1,360,000 to $1.86 million per megawatt of power capacity.

Building a utility-scale solar plant can be a profitable and sustainable investment. However, it also requires expert planning, financing, permitting, and construction.

‘We design the plant layout to minimize cost and achieve the maximum possible revenue from the plant by minimizing cable runs and associated electrical.’

‘ We analyze and optimize the layout of the Electrical system’


‘Pinpoint accuracy installing foundations pays huge dividends at the racking and glass stages’


Driven Piles

 If the geotechnical survey proves suitable, a beam or pipe driven into the ground can result in low-cost, large- scale installations that can be quickly installed. Specialist skills and pile driving machinery are required.

Grouted Piles poured in-situ

These are suited to all systems and have good tolerance to uneven and sloping ground.With specialist crews they have large economies of scale. Access for auger and cement trucks required.

Helical Piles

Helical piles typically made of steel have good economics for large scale installations and are tolerant to uneven or sloping terrain. These require specialist skills and machinery for installation.

1000 watts equals 1 Kilowatt.1000 Kilowatts equals 1 Megawatt.1000 Megawatts equals 1 Gigawatt. 1000 Gigawatts equals 1 Terawatt.1000 Terawatts equals 1 Petawatt.1000 Petawatts equals 1 Exawatt.



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Grid Connection

A grid connection with suficient capacity is required to enable the export of power. The viability of grid connection will depend on three main factors: capacity, availability and proximity. These factors should be considered thoroughly at an early stage of a project.

Carlos Chicas

Carlos Chicas – Civil PM

Site Logistics

Heavy Equipment Operator 

Bob Seabrook

Bob Seabrook has over 40 years of experience in ICI and Residential construction. A past member of the Canadian Construction Association, building for Fortune 100 companies and private individuals, working with owners, architects, designers, and engineers. His customers receive help with specifications, samples, prototypes, and budgets.

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  • Construction Best Practice – Design and build, Operate Maintain.
  • Grid-connected distributed PV – Providing electricity to a Industry specific grid-connected customer
  • Grid-connected centralised PV – Providing centralised power generation for the supply of bulk power into the grid.