American Builders Quarterly features an interview with Donny Gallagher of Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) in its October/November/December 2021 issue. Gallagher is the director of engineering at SRE. The article highlights SRE’s commitment to innovation and the firm’s close collaboration with Blymyer Engineers.
Working closely with industry leaders
Greg Mazur, Blymyer’s Director of Engineering, says of the article: “American Builders Quarterly featured one of the industry’s leading engineers in Donny Gallagher. We’re pleased they reached out for a quote from Blymyer. The whole Blymyer team is proud of our history of partnering with SRE and Donny Gallagher.”
Weekly meetings to plan for what’s next
As the article points out, the technology that drives utility-scale solar projects advances rapidly. A product that’s cutting edge one year can be outdated the next. This pace of change requires everyone on utility-scale projects to plan for what’s coming. SRE and Gallagher integrate this planning into their routines, and Blymyer is part of that planning.
“Blymyer and other SRE partners meet with Donny Gallagher in a weekly meeting focused on innovations and project optimization,” says Blymyer President Mike Rantz. “The goal is to enhance projects in real time by keeping ahead of a fast-moving industry. We’re often early adopters of technologies that add efficiency and capacity to utility-scale solar projects.”
Utility-scale solar innovation
Blymyer has worked with SRE for more than 14 years, and Gallagher has been part of that collaboration from its early stages. SRE turned to Blymyer for engineering services on solar projects in California and beyond.
“For more than 14 years, our collaborations with SRE have helped to move the industry forward,” says Mazur. “For instance, a project highlight in American Builders Quarterly features the Wright Solar Park. SRE led that project, and we contributed engineering services. The project featured the first above-ground DC collection system, a cost-saving innovation. Above-ground collection systems are now common.”
About Swinerton Renewable Energy
SRE offers a wide range of client services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America, including engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services. SOLV is a complete operations and maintenance solution. SRE has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Learn more about SRE at swinertonrenewable.com.