Solar Engineering Excellence

Blue Oak Energy is a nationally recognized solar engineering services leader, proud to have supported the delivery of more than 2.4GW of solar projects globally. We bring more than a decade of experience and a great deal of passion for clean energy solutions to our work, focusing on engineering for utility scale and commercial/industrial scale solar customers. Experience, integrity, and focus drive our team and have enabled us to be a part of some of the most awesome solar projects and solar portfolios in the world.

 

Commercial, Industrial and Utility Scale Solar

Development and Construction-Phase Engineering: we offer a deep bench of in-house solar engineering expertise.

As a boutique engineering shop exclusively serving solar PV and solar-plus-storage customers, we understand the specific needs of renewable energy developers and asset owners. Whether it’s Greenfield development support or acquisition due diligence, Blue Oak Energy engineers, analysts and design managers have extensive real-world project experience in risk assessment, site selection, production optimization and cost analysis.

Solar project design requires expertise that only an experienced firm can deliver.  Spanning civil, electrical, and structural disciplines, solar design work is complex and requires a highly collaborative approach that defines the Blue Oak way. From feasibility studies, risk mitigation and array design–to tech comparisons, foundation design, structural analysis, geotech management and permitting–we've got you.

Design Services

Solar engineering is a specialized craft and encompasses 100% of our focus. From permitting to stamped IFP and IFC drawing sets, our civil engineering team will expertly deliver. Our electrical engineers are passionate solar pioneers, staying ahead of technology and working on solar + storage solutions as our industry evolves. Finally our structural team covers the bases on the project build, ensuring all strands of engineering come together efficiently and optimally.

Engineering Services

Blue Oak's quality 

of service is 

second to none.

Richard Hanson,
Sr. Project Manager

West Antelope Solar Farm, 2014
Across 2 counties in Lancaster, CA

Case Studies

Our Services

Solar Design Services:

  • Base-Mapping
  • ALTA and Topographic Surveys
  • Civil Site Risk Mitigation
  • Decommissioning Plans and Cost Estimates
  • Site Development Feasibility Studies
  • Array Plan Design and Optimization
  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Interconnection Design and Application Support
  • Technology Comparisons
  • Array or System Block Layouts
  • Foundation Design,
  • Manage Geotechnical Consultants (Soils Report, Resistivity and Corrosion Studies, Pull Testing, etc.)
  • Roof Structural Adequacy Analysis
  • Racking System Structural Review
  • Selecting and Managing Geotechnical, Surveying, and Environmental Consultants
  • Equipment and Construction Cost Estimates
  • Operations & Maintenance Consulting
  • Building Permit and other Agency Due Diligence
  • Energy Modeling and Consulting

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Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineering Services:

  • System Protection and Coordination Studies
  • Grounding System Design & Calculations
  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Low Voltage Electrical Engineering (up to 1500V)
  • Solar Carport Lighting Design (Photometric and Title 24 Calculations)
  • Medium Voltage Electrical Engineering (up to 69 kV)
  • Energy Storage Design Integration
  • SCADA Design (low voltage, communications wiring, etc.)
  • Stamped IFP and IFC Drawing Sets
  • Engineering and Calculations
  • Pile Design Optimization and Location Plan
  • Production Pile Testing, Remediation, and Reporting
  • Site Development Structural Engineering
  • Independent Engineering Review
  • Discretionary Permit Support
  • Grading Plans and Drainage Plans
  • Site Improvement Plans
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics Studies
  • Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Plans
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting
  • State Department of Transportation (DOT) Permitting
  • Regulatory Permitting Support
  • Construction Permit Processing
  • Stamped IFP and IFC Drawing Sets

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Owner's Engineering & Consulting Services:

  • Owner’s Representation and Project Management
  • Surveying
  • Coordination with Equipment Vendors (Modules, Inverter, Racking, SCADA, etc.)