From site selection to operation
Our team supports all stages of a project, from site selection to operation and maintenance.
During the last twenty years, we deepened our experience and knowledge in wind and solar project while settling a rich network of partners.
Our developers seek, plan, and define potentially favorable wind and solar power plant sites in France and in Africa.
There are two crucial steps when developing a successful wind or solar farm:
– Demarcating the zones to be used while working with multiple spatial constraints, and
– Meeting local officials, landlords and farmers whose land may be used for wind farms or solar power stations.
Once an agreement has been reached with the local authorities and landlords involved, various feasibility studies are carried out: a detailed assessment of the electrical grid, environmental impact studies (landscape, acoustic, flora and fauna, etc.) and ICPE studies in France (safety and sanitation assessments). Finally, building permits are requested from the various departments of the relevant authorities.
InnoVent and its subsidiaries have the human and technical resources to carry out full pre-feasibility studies: visual impact, acoustics, civil and electrical engineering, etc. Our team oversees these assessments in order to keep any uncertainties to a minimum. Only surveys concerning flora, fauna and local habitats are performed by contracted certified surveyors.
At InnoVent, we have our own LIDAR measuring masts which are installed on site by our skilled technicians. The data are analyzed by our engineers and by independent experts from the 3E cabinet (Brussels). The data gathered by our masts provide the information needed to assess the wind power and therefore the wind potential for each site. This also enables us to choose the best suited type of wind turbine to each site.
Connecting the site to the electrical grid and road network, laying the foundations, machine delivery, panel installation… our teams oversee every single task until the power stations are up and running.