Energy

The renewed focus on energy development is concentrated on furthering the capacity of established technologies and on research and development to create new energy-related technologies. Major considerations in energy planning include resource depletion, supply production peaks, security of supply, cost, impact on air pollution and water pollution, and whether or not the source is renewable.

Technological advances have allowed societies to become increasingly dependent on external energy sources for transportation, the production of agricultural and manufactured goods, and the delivery of energy services.

Renewable energy feasibility studies and the application of energy efficiency and conservation strategies provides for a certain degree of decreased dependence on wasteful energy. Wise energy practices therefore balance human comfort with reasonable energy consumption levels by implementing effective and sustainable energy harvesting and utilization measures.

Sustainability is commonly defined as meeting the needs of the present in ways that provide for future generations. Communities and organizations will seek new standards for development to embrace environmental stewardship which will include renewable sources of energy to power our way of life. Renewable energies such as wind and solar do not burn fossil fuels to produce electricity and represent a proactive strategy to minimize greenhouse emissions and counter the impacts of Climate Change.

Wind Power

Worldwide, wind power is the fastest growing segment of the energy market. Wind power uses the force of the wind to drive a turbine that produces electricity. The wind turbine is connected to the electric grid feeding excess energy back to the electric company. Wind power provides a clean source of energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions generated by traditional energy power plants, protects natural areas from mining and oil drilling, reduces water pollution and does not disturb farming or forestry operations. Wind power feasibility has dramatically increased in recent years because in addition to providing clean renewable energy, residential, commercial and municipal wind turbine projects may be eligible for numerous grants, rebates and incentives through state and federal programs, enhancing their feasibility and return on investment. Meridian Associates can help identify available funding mechanisms which prove wind power as a viable financial asset, and provide wind power feasibility studies and other services.

These services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Grant proposals
  • Regulatory permit acquisition
  • Site planning and design
  • Technology discovery
  • Fatal flaw analysis
  • Government incentives
  • Financing opportunities
  • Construction services

Meridian Associates has helped organizations realize the benefits of wind power by reducing their current and future electricity costs, lessening their use of fossil fuels for electricity, and decreasing their overall impact on the environment.







Solar Power

Renewable Energy systems offer emission free energy in addition to providing a hedge against the rising cost of electricity. Meridian Associates has provided technical support for solar photovoltaic feasibility and design for both residential and commercial clients. In addition to providing clean renewable energy, residential, commercial and municipal photovoltaic projects may be eligible for numerous grants, rebates and incentives by state and federal entities, enhancing feasibility and return on investment. Meridian Associates can help identify available funding mechanisms which prove photovoltaic’s as a viable financial asset.

Solar Feasibility studies are performed with the aid of computer modeled solar tracking software to determine maximum exposure analysis. For larger installations, Meridian Associates is capable of creating a 3D roof area drawings utilizing laser scanning technology to aid in the design and layout of the proposed solar array. In addition, Meridian Associates provides clients with end-to-end project management services for their solar initiatives.

These services include:

  • 3-D rooftop mapping
  • Solar exposure analysis
  • System component specification
  • Financial feasibility pro forma
  • Technology discovery
  • Grant & rebate assistance
  • Site permitting & integrating
  • Site planning
  • Construction services

Meridian Associates has consistently reduced our clients electricity costs through solar powered systems and as a result, decreased their overall environmental impact.

No single source of energy represents the solution to meet both our rising energy demand and our commitment to national security. Meridian Associates also supports the development of alternative energy development and generation. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Resource Recovery Facilities, and research facilities which examine innovative methods of energy extraction are an important part of the energy equation.



Alternative fuel filling stations have been identified by scientists and government agencies as a measurable way to significantly reduce emissions resulting from transportation. Our design and engineering services have played a leading role in the development of seven AVSG stations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. CNG fuel is the cleanest existing form of fuel, other than electric power, for passenger and commercial vehicles.