In order to design, procure, and manage construction across several projects, IPPs are on the lookout for a reliable project partner who can guide them through the trivia of design and implementation to engineering and procurement of major equipment and administration of construction sites. That’s precisely what RPCS brings to the table. RPCS is well-positioned to be the IPP’s mechanical partner that provides complete solar tracking solutions from turnkey project design, procurement and commissioning, to mechanical installation services. “Accredited by Array Technologies as a trusted partner in distributing single axis trackers, RPCS has mastered site management, which not only makes the deployment easy but also delivers high-quality construction capability,” elucidates Eben Russell, president of RPCS.
While there are still a number of very large single sites being developed and constructed (50+MWs), IPPs are challenged to sustain their asset growth by building high numbers of small projects spread all over the county. Being able to effectively design, procure, and manage the construction of many small projects simultaneously is a major challenge. To address these intricacies, RPCS offers robust mobile workforce solutions that enable IPPs to manage their construction site effectively from anywhere and anytime.
Accredited by Array Technologies as a trusted partner in distributing single axis trackers, RPCS has mastered site management, which not only makes the deployment easy but also delivers high-quality construction capability
RPCS has completed over 260 projects in renewable energy markets and has proficiency in handling the intricacies of tracker projects in different geographic locations. By supporting every step of the project, from initial site assessment and installation to final commissioning, RPCS guarantees the highest level of service and ROI. To elaborate more on their value proposition, Russell cites a case scenario of a successful commissioning of a 5MW project at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Most bidders assumed fixed tilt was the only option to lay a solar power plant on the undulating terrain. When they reached out to RPCS, the RPCS’s engineering team did a detailed topography analysis, shot lasers across the grid, and confirmed that the tracker could be installed within its grading tolerance. RPCS won the project for IPPs in the bid and later installed trackers as promised while helping them generate higher ROI.
Having carved a niche for themselves in the renewable energy landscape, RPCS is poised for a bright future. The company is constantly developing new ways for material and crew deployment in order to get daily tasks completed in a timely manner. The team is also enhancing their mobile apps to streamline jobsite progress and reporting. “With custom-built apps, we are not only monitoring projects in real-time also but also ensuring schedules are met while maintaining safety,” concludes Russell.