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Renewable Technologies Evaluation

Wind Energy Generation System

RS&H prepared full site plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the construction of a wind energy generation system capable of producing up to 1MW at Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) on Andros Island in the Bahamas. Plans include infrastructure improvements and the procurement necessary to integrate a wind turbine generator (WTG) into the installation's power grid.

RS&H studied and recommended optimal sites and equipment based on:

  • Prevailing wind data
  • Mission impacts
  • Required standoff from structures and hazards (radio, explosion, and radar)
  • Impacts to wetlands
  • Karst (fragmented limestone) aquifer recharge
  • Future siting of additional WTGs

Transpired Solar Collection System

RS&H served as the design-build Designer of Record for the largest induction solar wall in the United States.

Four solar thermal collectors were added onto Building 2001, a massive 1.7-million-square-foot warehouse, at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Susquehanna. The collectors were mounted on the wall, totaling approximately 55,000 square feet. The solar wall uses forced air to ventilate a wall cavity, driving heated air to rise and be utilized in the HVAC system as pretreated outside air in winter with a bypass for summer heat rejection.  

The US Army forecasts the solar wall to save DLA $350,000 in annual energy costs. Read more about the project on the Army’s Website.