Statement of Qualifications



Since 2009, Solvida has provided solar industry companies with professional consulting services in support of the development of high value products and projects in the U.S. and abroad.

Combining engineering expertise and power plant experience with industry acclaimed solar technology consulting services, we have provided consulting services for both domestic and international clients including, SunPower, Panasonic, Chevron, Huawei, Google, ABB and Henkels & McCoy.


Our achievements include:

  • Developing 8MW of utility-scale projects in California

  • Authoring the 2012 GTM Research Global Solar BOS Costs and Forecast Report

  • Providing PVsyst training for more than 200 industry colleagues through our PVsyst training course

  • Engineering design for 1GW of utility scale solar projects with our sister firm, Solvida Design + Engineering

  • Currently engaged in 1.1GW of projects worldwide

  • Participated in 200+MW of utility scale PV across the globe

  • Developing first RE-MAT FIT Project in PG&E Territory, COD 2014

  • Engineered and designed 40+ commercial and utility scale projects in California

  • Submitted 500MW of high voltage designs and interconnect applications for CAISO Cluster 4

  • Secured first ever CUP granted to solar farm on private land in Alameda County, CA

  • Secured first ever CUP granted to solar farm on private land in Yolo County, CA. Developed the first wholesale grid connected solar farm in Yolo County. This 2.8MWDC system is fully operational today (2014)

  • Authored 2012 GTM Research Global Balance of Systems Report for Greentech Media

  • Developed project financial modeling tool used by top 10 module manufacturer to sell into 200MW of projects in 2012

  • Led an EPC client’s bid team to victory securing a contract to build the largest active project in the US, Sempra Generation’s Copper Mountain 1


Our Services


Feasibility Analysis

We evaluate a range of variables (including but not limited to financial projections, solar technology comparisons, system sizing, and energy modeling) in a given project in order to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze project options.

Final deliverables include .pdf reports and .ppt presentations for evaluation by board and C-level decision makers.

Financial Modeling

We use our proprietary financial model for large scale PV projects to help our clients understand how selecting technology, sites, and contractors affect the cost and revenue equations for a project.

When modeling projects, we se inputs from proven energy forecasting tools like PVsyst to customize your project and adjust inputs and parameters in order to meet specific performance and risk tolerance requirements.


Interconnection Support

We interface with utility to keep interconnection process moving. We also advise clients on filling out technical applications and provide additional appendices and documentation such as single-line drawings.

In addition, we support interconnection study process with the client’s subcontractor of choice and ensuring that interconnection study addresses all necessary aspects of the project for all stages of project development.


Permitting Support

We facilitate CUP process mapping and documentation, CEQA compliant documents, environmental and land use studies and permit package development during development and pre-construction. and interface with permitting jurisdiction as required.


Project Development

We have supported clients developing over 50MW of projects around the U.S. make smarter solar decisions from early development through system turn on.

We assist with site selection, early stage development engineering (single line drawings and structural engineering studies), system sizing, and appropriate technology selection.


Technical Consulting

We provide component manufacturers with technical consulting services to help them make their case in an increasingly crowded marketplace. In paritcular, we provide technical consulting with concrete, market-informed takeaways that help our clients best position their offerings to meet both short and long term goals.


“Solvida identified less trampled market segments to pursue and identified the technical features for trackers that our clients would find compelling.

Their final report defined a product roadmap that we still follow today and served as the foundation for our tracker product's current success.”

— Steve Daniel, Solar FlexRack


Project Profile

Putah Creek Solar Farm

This 2.6MW  project will be the first commercial solar farm in Yolo County, California when construction is complete in Fall 2014. As the project developer, Solvida has provided the following services:

Early stage project development

  • Completed Interconnection Agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric

  • Secured Conditional Use Permit from Yolo County

  • Secured Power Purchase agreement (PPA) from Pacific Gas and Electric on behalf of client owner

  • Performed site audit

  • Generated initial engineering drawings for the project

  • Provided financial modeling and forecasting to evaluate the investment’s legitimacy

  • Generated all Conditional Use Permit documentation

  • Achieved Mitigated Negative Declaration and secured project CUP

  • Generated CEQA compliant environmental documents

  • Compared technology options to ensure maximizing investment value

  • Evaluated grid connect possibilities – proximity to substation, size of substation, substation capacity, available infrastructure close to site, and other energy generating projects in the vicinity

  • Managed the interconnection process with the utility

  • Secured an interconnection agreement with the utility

  • Developed relationships with local building department to secure required permits

  • Researched zoning designation