Castillo Engineering, a top design and engineering firm specializing in solar and energy storage projects, recently announced the establishment of a new civil engineering division to expand its range of electrical engineering services and better cater to the needs of its developer and EPC clients. This move aims to address a significant gap in the U.S. distributed solar-plus-storage generation marketplace.
A study by leading research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie forecasts that the U.S. community solar market is predicted to receive 118% growth in the next five years, with at least 6 GWdc of community solar capacity to come online in existing markets between 2023-2027.
However, according to the company, in the landscape of solar-plus-storage engineering firms, none currently provide both civil and electrical engineering services in-house, exclusive to distributed projects under 20 MW.
Castillo Engineering will offer both services in-house, allowing for much stronger communication and integration between the two disciplines. This leads to greater design continuity and expedited timelines for projects of this kind.
—said Christopher Castillo, CEO of Castillo Engineering.
"Our decision to launch this new division is purely a response to the needs and feedback of our customers and we look forward to delivering the same high level of service for our civil designs as we do for our electrical designs," added Castillo.
Last year, Castillo Engineering experienced a 150% increase in utility-scale and community solar projects. While this new division will further enable the company to meet the high demand for both civil and electrical engineering services for distributed projects across the country.
Marc Mason, PE, who has 41 years of civil engineering experience, is appointed Senior Civil Engineer to lead Castillo Engineering's civil engineering division. Castillo Engineering is based in Maitland, Florida, and is licensed in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.