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You will find our key personnel qualified and able to design, develop, and execute your renewable energy project to world class standards. Our on-staff engineers have been trained in wind and solar project design by industry leaders and our management team is well versed in supporting and executing projects for multiple customers. Our team’s commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency guarantees that all projects will be completed to the utmost standards of the industry, as well as to the expectations and satisfaction of our customers.
Cascade Engineering supplied a world class team to complete our solar panel installation on time, safely, and on budget. I fully recommend them for any alternative energy project...."
- Keith Noblett, Director of Facilities & Engineering, Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Co.
Cascade excels in the ability of managing multiple projects simultaneously, while ensuring all of our customers’ needs are met. With both a Quality Assurance Plan and Safety Plan in place, our staff has the ability to identify, understand, and appropriately adjust to issues that can arise in the field. Our history of satisfied clients speaks to the quality of work and pride we put into each and every job regardless of size, location, or status. We believe you will see this commitment to quality in the design, installation, and program management experience on your project.
SITE FEASIBILITY & DESIGN EXPERIENCE
We also have our own solar PV lab operating on one of our Grand Rapids facilities to evaluate actual performance of different module and inverter types in the Midwest region. Some of these evaluations include, but are not limited to, performance of monocrystalline modules to polycrystalline modules; the study of micro-inverters compared to centralized inverters; and the evaluation of the effects on solar energy production from varying module tilt angles and tracking systems. This project gives us direct, real-time evaluation data for the use of improving our design and development of PV installations for our customers.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Cascade has the ability to manage multiple projects occurring simultaneously. This ability was first exemplified during October 2009 to July 2010, during which time we installed over 500 kW of solar PV for both commercial and residential customers, of which system designs ranged in size from 6.98 kW to 150 kW. During this same time period, over thirty 1 kW wind turbines were engineered, planned, and installed for both direct customers of Cascade as well as customers of our Cascade dealers located throughout the country. Cascade utilized our on-staff program management, electrical engineering, and installation support staff to execute these projects simultaneously and ensure successful turnkey installations.
To properly support our projects Cascade is in constant contact with our suppliers to leverage and mange equipment purchases and maintain the best price rates, which directly benefit our customers. Our outstanding relationships with wind and solar manufacturers allow us to acquire product for large build-outs. Cascade’s strong balance sheet and credit history enables us to be a preferred partner and developer.
To orchestrate projects from the field Cascade utilizes mobile project management tools to communicate and highlight all portions of our projects, including key project milestones, delivery dates, meetings, and other important items. This allows real-time access to all parties that may need to review documents throughout the project’s duration.
QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN & SAFETY PROGRAM
Cascade utilizes a strict Quality Assurance Plan to ensure the reliability of the customer’s project as well as the safety of the individuals working on site. All personnel on-site are required to follow our guidelines to ensure the customer’s project will be executed in a manner that will be safe and reliable.
In addition to our documented Safety Plan, Cascade draws upon its expertise and knowledge base in Quality Control principles and procedures from its Automotive, Commercial Furniture, and Waste Container divisions. Cascade Engineering, Inc. is certified to ISO 9000 and TS16949 standards. Additional registrations include QS9000, ISO9002, ISO1401, and ISO1345.