Empower the Future of your Property with Rimkus Renewable Energy Services

March 21, 2024

Solar Energy Services for
the Built Environment

Rimkus offers a comprehensive approach to the design, implementation, maintenance, and repair of solar energy systems. Our consultants have significant experience with installation of solar/photovoltaic (PV) projects and other green building systems related to heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC), and lighting. Large projects such as these may require independent cost control and program delay assessment; Rimkus experts have provided these services on multiple utility-scale solar farms around the world.

Solar rooftop installations often involve pre-construction inspections of the building envelope, particularly roofing membranes and insulation systems, to assess for prior leaks/damage. Structural inspections of the roof framing system are also necessary to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to avoid structural failures once installed. To perform inspections, we can use both traditional “in-person” methods, as well as drones.

Additionally, once a solar system is installed, we can perform electrical testing and inspection of the systems, as well as periodic thermographic scans of the installed PV modules to identify degradation of the system over time. Similarly, where solar assets form part of a property purchase, we can provide due diligence services for the renewables assets as part of its larger property due diligence services.

From construction through remediation, Rimkus experts are uniquely qualified to manage solar renewable energy projects.

Our solar sector experience includes:
  • Analysis of structure overload and envelope damage resulting from building-mounted PV installations
  • Analysis of structural and mechanical failures of utility-scale and single-axis tracker systems
  • Preparation of computer-generated animations to illustrate how tracker systems react to oscillating loads
  • Materials testing and analysis of failed components
  • Assessment of microcracking
  • Testing protocols for heat-damaged PV modules
  • Meteorological studies
  • Hail, wind, and snow damage assessment
  • Fire damage assessment
  • Evaluation of earth protection systems
  • Power transmission system evaluations
  • Solar energy grid analyses
  • Construction disputes and forensic delay analysis
  • Pre-construction building envelope inspections
  • Construction management/monitoring for new rooftop and utility-scale solar installations
  • Due diligence for existing solar assets

Maximizing the value and life cycle of a building and its systems requires continuous performance monitoring. Rimkus experts provide a wide range of services focused on environmental, social, and (corporate) governance (ESG); greenhouse gas and carbon footprint reduction; and climate consulting. We can proactively address performance issues and improve the way buildings function by supporting the design, maintenance, and operation of solar energy systems.

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