A step-by-step process assures timely completion
Customers must be able to plan for their transition from utility-provided electricity to purchases from Foundation Windpower's on-site wind turbines. We smooth the way with a step-by-step process that meets customer, government-agency and community needs.
Wind study: We rigorously analyze a proposed site using our own proprietary algorithm based on data from AWS Truewind WindNavigator, the NREL IMBY Wind Resource Calculator and California irrigation data. We then offer projected wind availability throughout the day and the seasons to project expected electricity generation.
Financial sensitivity analysis: We determine whether the project will be financially viable for our customer and for Foundation Windpower. Typically we will not bid a project unless we can offer a discount to existing and projected utility rates.
Financial overview & cost savings analysis: We project customer savings based on varying wind conditions and historic utility rate increases.
Permits: We handle the complete permitting process. Our in-depth knowledge of government agency concerns and requirements keeps this activity moving forward.
Engineering: Our partners survey customer property and needs to determine the best possible site then develop plans for installing the base and wind turbine tower(s).
Planning for implementation: Working with the customer's management, we develop budgeting and timelines to minimize construction time and any possible disruption to the facility.
Construction team selection and briefing: We put the right team together from among our construction partners and go over all conditions and concerns before bringing a crew on site.
Construction and completion: We excavate and pour the foundation, erect the tower and install the blade and make all electrical connections. Then we test the turbine before commissioning it to generate meaningful energy savings.
We'll be glad to discuss this process with you in detail.