Around the world, Parsons Brinckerhoff is working on projects to exploit renewable sources of energy, to develop alternatives to diminishing fossil fuels and combat the dangers of climate change. We have a diverse portfolio of renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal power generation projects. Our engineers are actively researching techniques to realize the potential of renewable energy as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
In France, we provided engineering advice to the bank that served as financier for a wind farm project that delivers power to 30,000 homes; we’ve also provided technical services on large-scale wind farms in other locations. In the UK, we’ve contributed to a major study of the tidal energy potential of the Severn Estuary. In Australia, we’ve participated in numerous geothermal projects, including a project to generate zero-emission electricity from the world’s hottest rocks outside volcanic regions. In California in the U.S., we provided program management for the installation of photovoltaic panels on top of 34 parking lot canopies, creating the largest solar power installation at any U.S. college or university. We’ve also participated in numerous hydroelectric power projects, in locations ranging from Greenland to Africa to Papua New Guinea.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been involved in the development of renewable power since the early days of the 20th century, when we focused on hydroelectric power projects in the U.S. Today, Parsons Brinckerhoff experts around the world are contributing to projects that tap a range of renewable sources, to meet the needs and priorities of the 21st century.