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Aerial view of the solar power plant. Solar panels Lions and tigers at Kruger National Park, South Africa Kuni-Umi solar PV facility, Japan

Solar power solutions

Independent technical advisory services for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal / concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar hybrid projects worldwide.

>23GWof solar energy projects

Our clients find confidence in Mott MacDonald's leading reputation, bringing them excellent skills and a name widely trusted in the power market.

Large-scale solar power is one of the most commercially competitive forms of renewable energy.

Challenges for grid-connected and off-grid solar plants range from reliable solar yield assessment, plant layout optimisation, electrical engineering, civil engineering and construction through to the cost-effective operation and maintenance of module arrays.

To overcome these challenges, we support our clients throughout the entire project lifecycle. We provide all-inclusive management for various technical and commercial challenges to achieve successful, robust and bankable projects.

Our diversity of in-house resources and language capabilities, combined with a full technical, commercial, environmental and social understanding of key issues leads to effective project implementation.


Engineering services

  • Meteorological measurement campaigns
  • Solar resource and weather impact studies
  • Energy yield analysis
  • Plant 3D layout optimisation
  • Conceptual civil and flood mitigation design
  • Grid studies and electrical interconnection
  • Technology assessment
  • Project risk assessment
  • Project contracts review and negotiation support
  • Specifications and contractor tendering support
  • Detailed design review
  • Construction monitoring and on-site supervision
  • Commissioning and performance text inspection
  • Operations monitoring, performance review and operations-based yield reforecasting

Complementary services

  • Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)
  • Health and safety assessment and audits
  • Planning and permitting
  • Market, economic and strategic advice
  • Regulatory / policy development and analysis


  • Feasibility and technical studies
  • Due diligence (financial, contractual, technical and regulatory)
  • Lender's engineer
  • Owner's technical advisor
  • Project development and management
  • Owner's engineer
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