Optimized Installations

The typical installation process for utility scale projects is labor-intensive, long and prone to logistical and quality problems. Despite incremental improvements, the installation process is fundamentally flawed because it relies on components largely designed for small, residential roof systems. While these flaws are minor within a 20 panel system, they can create major problems for 20,000 panel systems.

 

At Alion Energy, we designed a better process that can build utility scale PV projects twice as fast and with less than half the labor.

Leveraging established construction techniques, Alion Energy uses extruded concrete rails to replace metal posts, racks and cable trenches found in conventional installations.

 

Automatically deposited, powerful adhesives replace all bolts and clips.

 

ROVER, our robotic installation vehicle, replaces manual labor for rack assembly and panel placement.  ROVER works continuously, using a fraction of the labor, while increasing speed and quality.

 

A world-class management team, which has built over 500 MW of utility scale solar worldwide with industry leading companies, ensures our projects are best in class.

 

Alion Energy elevates the nature of solar installations:

 

  • Our construction materials last longer and have a similar carbon footprint to typical materials. 
  • Our technology eliminates low-skilled tasks including ditch-digging, bolt-tightening and hauling heavy glass over uneven ground.
  • Our teams are comprised of experienced electricians, involve local concrete companies and create positions for skilled machine operators and robot technicians.

 

From installation to energy generation, Alion Energy is accelerating every aspect of solar.

Accelerate Power Delivered

Alion Energy’s robotic installation technology and construction industry best practices can build local, utility scale solar plants twice as fast and with less than half the labor.

Maximize Energy Yield

Automated cleaning solutions, established installation techniques and proven construction materials improve energy yield and protect against performance loss.

Lowest Solar LCOE

Alion Energy builds local, utility scale projects faster and for lower cost, while producing more energy yield than standard fixed-tilt projects. Generate higher returns with the lowest cost of power in the industry.