Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) –
DC-AC Integrated Nanogrid
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)
Tropigas ENESA, S.A.
Prairie Power, Inc.
US Army Corp of Engineers
Weldon Springs Army Reserve Center
St. Louis Cardinals
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
City of Columbia Water & Light
Moonrise Hotel and Pageant Theatre
St Louis Science Center, “Evie”
Missouri University of Science & Technology (MS&T)
St Louis County School Districts
McCormack Baron Salazar
Azimuth Energy is an engineering, construction, and development support services company focused on the implementation of renewable energy and associated energy efficiency strategies. We are experts at innovative and creative solutions for solar energy, advanced technology microgrids, and energy efficiency integration. Building clean energy strategies into your business model is what we do.
Originally founded in 2009, our team has construction, energy, and renewable deployment experience dating back to the early 1990s. We are headquartered in St. Louis, MO with a strong team of experts who have engineered and constructed over 500 PV projects and 80 energy storage plants in the US and overseas.
At Azimuth Energy, we take great pride in being a cut above in our approach, understanding, and integration capabilities. Our department leaders are all veterans of both the solar industry and general building construction. We entered the solar market and construction industry over 20 years ago, growing our experience by working with a variety of project teams from a single building owner to large teams with multiple engaged companies. We have performed all the key roles at the table and are comfortable in any position that makes sense for the owner.
Azimuth Energy’s mission is to help our clients improve the financial and environmental performance of their businesses. This means reducing their energy consumption and operating expenses, managing risk, improving their bottom line and the value of their property investment.
As a licensed Engineering Corporation, we are committed to delivering this mission through our professionalism, constant attention to detail, and maintaining a current understanding of industry best practices. This process, along with our expertise as constructors, allows us to provide a variety of solutions in the design, development, and installation of distributed generation renewable energy systems and efficiency strategies.
At Azimuth Energy, we bring a laser focus on three key strategies for every project:SAFETY - our attention is not limited to construction risk and accidents alone; we target the elimination of long-term operational risk for the service life of the project.PERFORMANCE - engineered and constructed to deliver affordable, clean energy and power for the service life of the project; meeting performance guarantees, up-time expectations, and meeting or exceeding expected financial performance.AESTHETICS - because looks are important. Ask us how appearance affects safety, performance, and maintainability in very significant ways. Also, we find that most of our clients want to show off their project, and aesthetics matters.
NABCEP-Certified Solar Installer since 2011
Licensed Professional Engineers since 1993
Licensed Engineering Corporation since 2002
HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT
UTILITY & COMMERCIAL
GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL
As we continue to grow, we retain our clients as loyal fans through effective communication, anticipating outcomes, and delivering what we promise. We treat every client like a long-term, respected friend and every project like we will be showing it off for decades to come.
So, whether conventional or custom, bring us your ideas and we will make them happen. “DONE RIGHT."
MARC LOPATA, PE
Lead Project Manager
Director of Business Development
Meet Our Experts
Solar Module Selection Criteria
There are many module manufacturers and products on the market today, and it can be a challenge to find the best products with the right warranty coverage for a specific project from a financially stable manufacturer. For solar panels (known as “modules” in the industry) this typically is defined as a “Tier-1” or “bankable” module. ...
The Cost of Electricity from Burning Fossil Fuel
Understanding your all-in expense cost of electricity generated from burning fossil fuels is an eye-opening exercise. The indirect financial costs and environmental impacts are not quite so easy to quantify, but we will even take a look at that later on...
Perimeter Fence Grounding For Utility Solar Farms
Fence grounding around a utility solar field is not clearly defined in any code or standard. Fence grounding around substations is very clear and necessary. But a solar field is not a utility substation, and the level of risk is much different....
Azimuth Energy and Solar Island Energy Voted In Top-100 EPC Contractors For 2017
This year we climbed to #62 in the top-500 EPC Contractors, in the annual Solar Power World Magazine industry survey. Looking only at the Midwest US, we rank 5th in this growing market. A big THANK YOU to our amazing staff, and our terrific clients – microgrids, utility-scale plants, and commercial/industrial businesses....
Azimuth Energy and Ideal Power announce rural New York solar+storage project
Ideal Power, an innovative power conversion technology company, Azimuth Energy, a solar and wind energy and energy efficiency engineering and construction company and Wright Architects, a design-build firm with projects along the East Coast and the Caribbean...
Keating Sports Center Unveils New Lighting System
CHICAGO, Ill. – On Wednesday, August 17, the Illinois Institute of Technology unveiled new LED lighting in the Keating Sports Center. Pioneered by Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, Illinois Tech’s Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, the lights enhance the building’s energy efficiency as well as the student experience...
At an Illinois gym, a new chapter in the Tesla vs. Edison battle
The Illinois Institute of Technology’s gymnasium has basketball hoops, volleyball nets and just about everything else you might expect from a university recreation center.
But this gym, where the IIT Scarlet Hawks compete for Division III bragging rights, is also the site of a revival...
CIPCO Launches Iowa’s Largest Utility Based Solar Project
DES MOINES – Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) launches Iowa’s largest utility based solar project on six sites across the service delivery territory. In late 2015, CIPCO initiated an RFP for the development of utility-scale solar facilities to be located at several member cooperative sites in Iowa. The multi-site solar installation is the first phase in CIPCO’s long-term plan to incorporate solar as an additional emissions-free resource...
Yaskawa –Solectria Solar Inverters Chosen for
Iowa’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Project
LAWRENCE, MA – July 13, 201 6– Yaskawa -Solectria Solar, theleading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced at Intersolar North America today that its transformerless three-phase inverters were chosen for Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) utility-scale...
Illinois electric cooperatives dedicate solar farms
SPRINGFIELD — Prairie Power Inc., a Springfield, Ill. based generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale power to 10 electric distribution cooperatives, has completed construction of two 500 kW solar farms.
EARTH FIRST: Brennan finds passion at Missouri S&T
The Solar House Design Team. The Solar Village Microgrid. The EBus. Earth Day.
Missouri University of Science and Technology doctoral student Cory Brennan had a hand in all of them.
A project engineer for Azimuth Energy in St. Louis while he works to complete an engineering management Ph.D. under the direction of Dr. Suzanna Long, Brennan got his start as a student project manager for the 2009 Solar House Design...
Energy Storage for Island Microgrids and Diesel Hybrids
Many of our islanded clients are converting from diesel-only electricity generation to either a diesel-hybrid or a pure renewable-powered microgrid. This client requires both energy and power storage. Energy storage to be able to dispatch the electricity when it is needed. Power storage to provide stability to the island’s electricity system, or “grid”. The more that solar-PV is relied on as the prime generator, usually the more...
News & Information
How To Affordably Buy Quality In The Solar Industry
Hello, Business Owner. Congratulations on deciding to “go solar”! You will enjoy your reduced energy expense, reduced operating risk, improvement to your bottom line, increased value of your building, plus cred as a steward of the environment. You may wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. We have many clients that wonder that same thing, and regularly call us to thank us for building their project, or pick up the tab at happy hour!...
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