Renewables

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We are a leader in renewables and cover commercial and next generation technologies in solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass, along with storage, biofuels, digesters, gasification, hydro-electric, landfill gas, ocean thermal, and pelletizers.

Solar

Our experience is extensive, comprising over 15 GW, ranging from distributed generation to the world’s largest utility-scale projects. We provide solar resource consulting and independent engineering services in support of the development, financing, construction and operation of solar PV and thermal generation. Our team is led by authorities in solar energy research, development, resource and energy projections, and power project finance. We provide the full complement of solar resource consulting and independent engineering services in-house.

FEATURED PROJECT

250MW Silver State Solar – Winner of IJ Global’s Best North American Solar Deal of 2015

Independent engineering review, including solar resource assessment and energy projections, in support of the debt financing of NextEra Energy Resources’ 250MW Silver State Solar Power South, a photovoltaic power project employing modules from and built by First Solar in Primm County, Nevada.

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300MW Carolinas Solar

Technical advisory and due diligence services to Duke Energy in support of the evaluation of proposals submitted in response to Duke Energy’s request for proposals (RFP) for 300 MW of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories.

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110 MW Six-Project California Solar Portfolio

Independent engineering services provided in support of the construction and term financing for six utility-scale solar power projects located in the central valley of California.

 

Wind

We provide comprehensive wind resource consulting and independent engineering services in support of wind power projects. We combine independent engineering and project finance experience with highly focused experience and capabilities in wind energy, resource consulting and turbine technology, provided in seamless fashion.  From development advisory to resource and technology consulting to independent engineering services in support of project acquisition, financing and portfolio management, we bring extensive experience with the major turbine manufacturers and generation throughout North America.

 

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149MW Jericho Wind

Independent engineering services in support of the financing of the 150-MW Jericho Wind Energy Centre employing 92 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines in the Municipality of Lambton Shores and the Township of Warwick, Lambton County, Ontario and the Municipality of North Middlesex, Middlesex County, Ontario.

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99MW Dufferin Wind

Luminate provided independent engineering and resource consulting services in support of the financing of the 99-MW Dufferin Wind Energy Centre employing 49 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines in the Melanchthon, Dufferin County, Ontario.

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50MW Huntington Wind Farm

Luminate provided independent engineering services in support of the financing of the 50-MW nominal Huntington wind farm to be located near Huntington, Oregon, comprised of five 10-MW facilities developed by Oregon Windfarms and PowerWorks: Willow Spring Windfarm, Durbin Creek Windfarm, Prospector Windfarm, Benson Creek Windfarm, and Jett Creek Windfarm. We are currently monitoring construction of the Project.

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Geothermal

A leading advisory firm in geothermal power, we bring experience in support of the financing of some 40 geothermal power projects comprising nearly 2 GW of geothermal power generation throughout the western United States and internationally.

 

FEATURED PROJECT

97MW OFC2 Geothermal

Independent engineering services to John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in connection with the financing and application for federal loan guarantee for commercial technology renewable energy generation project under the Financial Institution Partnership Program for Ormat Nevada’s Jersey Valley, McGinness Hills, and Tuscarora geothermal power projects being developed by special purpose company OFC2.

 

Biomass, Pelletizers, and Biofuels

Our experience with biomass-fired power generation includes dozens of projects covering a variety of woody and agricultural based biomass feedstocks. At the forefront of the growing pelletizer market,we have provided advisory services and served as IE in support of the financing and construction of a variety of pelletizer projects.

From ethanol to landfill gas to AD biogas-fired power projects, we have provided services for nearly four billion gallons of annual ethanol capacity in the U.S., Canada and Europe. We have reviewed dozens of new and operating ethanol projects, including dry and wet mills, a variety of feedstocks, all primary technology providers and emerging cellulosic technologies, and comprise a highly experienced and authoritative team in ethanol project financing, construction monitoring, commissioning and operations, optimization, and troubled assets, including corrective action plans, plant shut down, lay-up, and idling. Our landfill gas, biogas and anaerobic digester power experience includes numerous plants and portfolios comprising nearly 600 MW.

 

FEATURED PROJECT

74MW Merritt & Fort St. James Biomass

Independent engineering and construction monitoring services in support of the financing of Fengate Capital Management and Dalkia’s 33-MW (net) each biomass-fired, air cooled Fort St. James Green Energy and Merritt Green Energy projects located in British Columbia, Canada.

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500,000MTPY Louisiana Pellets

Independent engineering and construction monitoring services on behalf of Raymond James & Associates and the bondholders in connection with the financing and construction of German Pellets’ 500,000 MTPY pelletizer project located in Urania, Louisiana.

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Pannonia Ethanol

Independent engineering services comprised of construction and operations monitoring, and independent engineering review and report in connection with an expansion of Pannonia Ethanol, a of 200 million liter per year dry mill, corn-to-ethanol project in Dunafoldvar, Hungary.

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Luminate provided independent engineering services for Fortistar’s Landfill Gas (LFG) fired power plants (27 individual projects) totaling 121MW in CA, MA, MI, NC, NY, TX, and VA.

North American Solar Deal of the Year 2016 – Emerald State Solar PV Portfolio

North American Power Deal of the Year 2016 – Newark Energy Center

 

Best North American Solar Deal of 2015 — Silver State

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Solar Project of the Year 2012 — Agua Caliente

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Technological Advancement Award 2014 — Don A. Campbell

Technological Advancement Award 2013 — Neal Hot Springs

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Top Plant in Renewables 2015 — Desert Sunlight

Top Plant in Renewables 2014 — Aqua Caliente Solar

Top Plant in Renewables 2014 — Solana Generating Station

Top Plant in Renewables 2013 — Mesquite Solar

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North American Project Bond Deal of the Year 2012 — St Clair

North American Solar Deal of the Year 2011 — Desert Sunlight

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Geothermal Project of the Year 2013 — McGinness Hills

Geothermal Project of the Year 2011 — Jersey Valley

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Bioenergy Project of the Year 2012 – Savannah River Site

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North American Mezzanine Deal of the Year 2011 — Plainfield Biomass

North American Ethanol Deal of the Year 2007 — Pacific Ethanol