Engineering & consulting

SkyFire offers solar PV engineering and consulting services for municipalities, developers, other engineering and consulting firms, First Nations, government agencies and more. Our team of PV Systems Engineers has had a hand in the design, specification, performance modeling, procurement and/or construction management of hundreds of large commercial and small to medium utility-scale (<120MW) systems across Canada over the past 20 years. This includes many of the largest and most complex solar PV systems installed in Western Canada. We are here to assist you in your quest to design and develop a premium quality system, designed to perform and built to last – an asset you can be proud of.

SkyFire has designed and installed grid-connected and solar power systems throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon. We maintain a permit to practice engineering in Alberta and Northwest Territories and Nunavut and have a certificate of authorization for Saskatchewan. Note, while active in BC, a Company permit/authorization is not required in British Columbia.

    Some of our engineering and consulting services include:

    Development Services

    • Feasibility studies including but not limited to: best opportunity, geo-tech, structural, electrical,  project siting, sizing and costing, solar resource assessment and solar monitoring stations.
    • Solar PV performance modeling (Ex. PVSyst analysis and reports)
    • PV cost analysis
    • Utility interconnection applications, 1-line & 3-line diagrams, preliminary (FEED) engineering

    Project Services

    • Managing procurement
    • Financial modeling
    • Independent review of engineered plan sets, permits & contracts
    • Independent engineering & quality assurance services
    • Owner’s representative services

    Engineering PV System Design

    • Electrical system design and integration
    • System siting
    • Array layout and design optimization
    • Product evaluation and specification
    • Battery storage system design optimization
    • Shading analysis
    • Custom solar solutions (solar awnings etc.)
    • Design optimization & value engineering
    • Independent QA construction inspections
    • Contractor vetting and construction oversight

    Performance Verification and Commissioning

    • Independent QA construction
    •  Construction vetting oversight
    •  Performance verification and forensic analysis