Energy Consulting

Solar & Solar Thermal

Solar PV System Feasibility Study

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Conducted a feasibility analysis of a 2 MW ground mounted Solar PV power generation plant installation in Fort Wayne, Indiana including evaluation of several potential site locations and site shade analysis using the Solmetric SunEye™ instrument.

Solar PV Renewable Energy Generation System Feasibility Studies

Department of Veteran Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Completed feasibility studies and assessed several site locations based on availability of space, solar illumination indices and required site modifications. These studies were conducted separately at multiple VA Medical and Cemetery locations in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois.

Solar PV and Thermal Energy Generation System Feasibility Studies

Department of Veteran Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Completed both technical and financial feasibility analyses for Solar Energy Generation Systems (SEGS) that would produce both electrical and thermal energy at various VA Medical Center locations in Arkansas, Kansas and Texas.

Wind

Wind Turbine Pre-Screening & Feasibility Study

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Performed wind turbine pre-screening and feasibility studies to recommend optimal locations that would have the highest potential for a wind renewable energy system application. Studies were conducted at two VA Medical facilities in Kansas and South Dakota

Hydro

Evaluation of Mini/Micro Hydro Power Generation

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Evaluated the feasibility of retrofitting an abandoned micro-hydro power station and installing two new micro-hydro power stations at potential locations in Fort Wayne, IN. River water flow data was analyzed as part of the technical analysis and financial parameters for the three potential locations were defined.

Ground Source Heat Pump

Ground Source Heat Pump Feasibility Studies

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Conducted feasibility studies to determine the technical, economic and financial feasibility of a GSHP system to serve multiple buildings, at several VA Medical Centers. These studies were conducted at VA Medical Centers in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

Biomass/Biogas

Development of a Wood Fired Power Facility

Newberry Renewable Energy Project
Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Evaluated the potential development of a wood fired 24 MW power generating facility in the upper peninsula of Michigan utilizing residual biomass from the region’s forest products industries.

Feasibility of Constructing an Industrial Anaerobic Digester for Biogas & Byproduct Nutrient Production

Huron County Economic Development
Huron County, Michigan

Evaluated the technical and financial feasibility of constructing and operating a community anaerobic digester that will utilize the locally available organic waste material to produce biogas and other marketable commodities.

Development of a Biodiesel Plant

A Biodiesel Production Facility
Detroit, Michigan

Evaluated the technical and financial feasibility of installing and operating a biodiesel production facility in the City of Detroit with locally available feedstock.

Evaluating the Feasibility of Constructing and Operating an Anaerobic Digester

Crawford County, Iowa
Evaluated the technical and financial feasibility of constructing and operating a community anaerobic digester that will utilize the locally available organic waste material to produce biogas and other marketable commodities.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power System Feasibility Analysis

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Evaluated the feasibility of implementing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems utilizing conventional and biomass or alternate renewable energy fuels at multiple VA Medical Center locations in Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Transition Planning of City Light Infrastructure

City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Supported the City of Ft. Wayne in transition planning for assuming responsibility for a 35,000 customer electric distribution system from a contract operator.

Non-Electrical Metering Design

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)

Design and installation of an advanced utility meter system to read, accumulate, and communicate utility data across VISN 10 offices to fulfill the mandated federal agency energy management requirements. Provided engineering, design and a fully operational metering solution to meet federally mandated objectives.

Central Boiler Technical Analysis

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Energy Business Center (VA-NEBC)
Marion, Indiana

Performed a technical analysis of the options to replace or refurbish existing central boiler plant at the Northern Indiana Health Care System. Adding a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility, utilizing a Distributed Generation System (low pressure steam of condensing hot water boilers) or a facility wide Ground Source Heat Pump System (GSHP) are some of the options that will were evaluated as part of this assessment.