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Assisting in either an advisory or project management role, we provide an extensive and tailored service for organizations looking to undertake a solar project of any scale.
Solar operations and maintenance services
RES is a full service company with in-house operational resources in engineering, development, and construction to improve engineering decisions, increase resolution speed, and assist in identifying operational issues:
For any identified issue, a strong team of design engineers are tasked with determining the operational issue, working with the manufacturer to identify a solution, confirming the efficiency of the proposed solution, and ensuring a quick implementation. RES also boasts expertise in electrical and civil design. RES operations team reviews all retrofit plans, crane lift procedures, and HV switching procedures proposed by O&M to ensure safe and effective operation.
As a solar project moves from development through construction and into operations, effective communication between the three teams is a RES strong suit. Monthly reconciliation checks are performed with the development team using operational data to confirm initial design of the development project and to identify potential operational issues by comparing modelled production and efficiencies to observed data. The construction and operations teams work closely together to close out any remaining punch list items and quickly handle warranty claims.
Our solar O&M team provide competitive maintenance services designed to lower costs and minimize lost production, whilst improving future production.
We monitor projects 24/7 from our Control Centre, which provides essential supervision for work on remote sites.
Located in the U.S., the $250 million Webberville Solar facility is contracted to Austin Energy for 25 years, and is expected to generate enough energy to power 5,000 average homes annually.
One of the challenges presented by this project was the clay soil located in the northern part of the site. Clay expands and contracts dramatically as the moisture content changes, which in turn can work the tracker foundations out of the soil.
To counteract this, our engineering team determined the appropriate depth for the foundations by conducting extensive pull-out and lateral load deflection testing on sample foundations at various locations on the project site.
The logistics of the project were also significant. At one point, 66 Sea-Land containers containing 29,000 PV modules were received at the site over a nine-day period.
We successfully managed the scheduling, tracking, and sequencing the delivery of all the components, and the project was completed on schedule.
RES in the Americas
Situated in the south of France near Carcassonne, the "Lé Camazou" ground-mounted PV power plant is the second built by RES in France. With an installed capacity of 12 MW, it will provide sufficient green electricity for more than 3,000 homes. In an effort to support the emerging solar industry in France, RES purchased the 46,000 photovoltaic panels from the French manufacturer, SILLIA VL.
The plant was built in record time (4 months start to finish), thanks to RES’ very high level of expertise during the engineering phase and an excellent coordination with our industrial partners. In total, 37 different contractors (approximately 150 people) took part in the construction of the site and two-thirds were local or regional companies.
RES in France
LAMESA, Texas -
Solar energy is becoming more cost effective and affordable to build. It's easy to maintain and renewable energy's continues to be an appealing option especially on the plains. OCI Solar Power is extending Project Ivy installi…Read More
LAMESA, Texas -
Solar energy is becoming more cost effective and affordable to build. It's easy to maintain and renewable energy's continues to be an appealing option especially on the plains. OCI Solar Power is extending Project Ivy installing 197,000 solar modules on the southeast part of town. It covers about 380 acres and will service 35,000 homes.
"It's a twenty five year plan that will be in operations," said Raymond Selves, field operations manager with RES. "Its good consistent renewable, clean energy, that we need."
After a successful first phase, Lamesa One, OCI Solar and RES Renewable Energy Systems Americas decided to expand their operations. This new renewable energy option is expected to bring new economic opportunities for the city of Lamesa.
"It brought in about a 100 people to construct the solar panels and that has been up and going for a while," said Sandra Adams, president of the Lamesa Chamber of Commerce "Now we are in phase two and we are excited about that bringing in another 100 people."
For small towns like Lamesa, big projects like this one also brings hope to its residents, phase two of this solar panel project will begin next month and is expected to finish by the end of this year.
Broomfield, Colo. – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce it will design and construct the 50 megawatt (MWac) Project Ivory Solar Facility, formerly known as Lamesa II, located in Dawson County, Texas. RES recently sold the project to OCI Solar Power, a subsidiary of OCI Company LTD. OCI executed a 25-year power purchase agreement with CPS Energy.
BNB Renewable Energy Holdings,began working with landowners, local officials and community leaders in late 2013, and in mid-2015 entered into a joint development agreement with RES to complete the project. RES is committed to creating and maintaining lasting relationships with the communities in which we work. RES is passionate about creating mutually beneficial opportunities and in this case, the county, hospital and school have each entered into tax incentive agreements supporting the project. RES will use local resources wherever possible and is committed to hiring qualified local workers.
The project, which will comprise 197,000 photovoltaic panels, will generate enough electricity to power the energy needs of approximately 35,000 U.S. homes through Oncor Electric Delivery. Construction will start in March 2018, with expected commercial operation by November 2018. The project will employ approximately 150 workers during peak construction, will have up to three full-time O&M jobs, and will operate for more than 25 years.
“This project is our fifth solar project in Texas, having already constructed more than 180 MW in the state,” said Chad Horton, VP, RES Development, Americas. “We look forward to working with BNB and OCI Solar Power to bring more solar energy online in Texas. RES has been committed to bringing jobs, economic benefits, and renewable energy to the state, having developed and or constructed more than 3,100 MW of projects to date.”
“On behalf of BNB and its partners, I thank all of the people in the community that helped us succeed " said Orlando Puig of BNB Renewable Energy.
“OCI Solar Power is excited to be the developer for Project Ivory, a 50 MW solar array to be built in Dawson County. We have already developed 450 MW of the 950 MW of solar installed in the ERCOT market, and this project will be our ninth large-scale solar project in Texas,” said Charles Kim, President and CEO. “Working alongside RES and BNB, we’ll be able to create an array that provides thousands of more households with reliable, renewable, and more affordable energy.”
Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 1,500 full-time professionals; has over 10,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects; and HAS constructed more than 1,000 miles of transmissions lines throughout North America. RES’ corporate office in the U.S. is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Old Saybrook, CT, and Sacramento and San Francisco, CA.
RES has developed and/or built over 13 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including onshore wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission. For more information, visit www.res-group.com.
About BNB Renewable Energy Holdings
BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, with offices in New York City, Boston, Austin, and Exton, Pa., has developed and constructed nearly 500MW of commercial- and utility-scale wind, solar and biogas power plants throughout the United States, with an additional 1GW under active development in the U.S., Mexico and South America. The company has worked with Fortune 500 companies like Campbell Soup and Mars Inc. to incorporate renewable sources into their energy mix. For more information, visit www.bnbrenewables.com.
About OCI Solar Power LLC
OCI Solar Power is a leader in the solar power industry, having developed almost half (450 MW) of the 950 MW installed in the ERCOT market. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, OCI Solar Power develops, constructs, finances, owns, and operates solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities, specializing in utility-scale and distributed generation solar projects across the U.S.
BNB Renewable Energy Holdings
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Leslie Ann Garza
November 14, 2017
RES Completed Construction of the Penitente Solar Project
Broomfield, CO —Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, construction, and operation of solar, energy storage, wind, and transmission projects across the globe, is pleased to announce that it has completed construction of the Penitente Solar Project, a 3 MW installation in Saguache County providing power to the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC). RES developed, constructed, and will operate and maintain the distributed solar photovoltaic system in South Central Colorado. AEP OnSite Partners owns the solar installation and provides the output to SLVREC through a long-term contract. SLVREC is the second-oldest electric cooperative in Colorado and is headquartered in Monte Vista, CO.
Penitente Solar is a ground-mounted project equipped with a single-axis tracking system and is in-service. SLVREC purchased the output from the facility to serve customers residing in its service territory, which includes Saguache, Rio Grande, Costilla, Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral and Hinsdale Counties. The expected operational lifetime of the project is over 25 years.
“Penitente Solar is the latest example of RES building strong relationships with co-ops across the country to develop, construct, and operate local renewable power for rural areas,” stated Tom Duckett, President of RES Distributed. “RES is pleased to have partnered with SLVREC to make available the benefits of reliable, sustainable renewable energy for their members.”
“SLVREC has investigated the development of a solar project for several years and after an extensive evaluation, selected RES to develop and construct SLVREC’s first solar project — Penitente Solar. Penitente Solar provides SLVREC members access to renewable energy which is locally generated and cost effective. We look forward to continuing to develop local renewable projects benefitting our members and our communities in the San Luis Valley,” stated Loren Howard, CEO of SLVREC. “We will continue to invest in these types of projects along with projects like Ciello powered by REC to help foster economic growth and development. We are here to help create a thriving environment to work, live and play.”
RES has constructed over 370 MW of renewable energy projects in Colorado. RES’ distributed team creates solutions tailored for each customer, providing controllable, competitive, and predictable power that customer’s require in today’s economy.