Renewable Energy DivisionBerry Construction, Inc.

Renewable Energy Divsion

Solar Power Plant Installation - Renewable Energy Division of Berry Construction Inc.The Renewable Energy Division of Berry specializes in providing turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions to mid-size utility-scale solar and energy storage projects located throughout the United States. The renewable energy team has more than a decade of design/build construction experience with over 2,000 MW of solar and wind turnkey EPC experience and over ~$2 billion in executed contracts. By establishing a national network of partnerships with industry-leading professionals, engineers, subcontractors, PV suppliers and equipment manufacturers, the Berry Renewable Energy Division can provide utility-grade project specific solutions and services from initial development planning all the way through commissioning and commerical operation. In addition to providing turnkey EPC services the Renewable Energy Division of Berry Construction also offers an extensive array of EPC Consulting Services for large utility-scale solar and energy storage projects that range in size from 1MWac to over 200+MWac.

Together with Berry Construction Company, Inc., the Renewable Energy Division represents a highly qualified, experienced and professional team with the resources needed for the design and construction of your renewable energy and energy storage projects. Building on the economic strength of Berry, the Renewable Energy Division has solid financials and the ability to insure and bond your renewable energy projects. With a primary focus on safety, quality and value engineering we seek to create successful projects for our clients through innovative solutions and to pursue long-term, mutually beneficial relationships that are built on a foundation of transparency, trust and integrity. Please contact us to learn more about how the Berry Renewable Energy Division can help you design and construct your renewable energy projects on time and within budget.

Turnkey EPC Services

  • The Renewable Energy Division of Berry has the ability to self-perform major aspects of your renewable energy projects and our contracts typically include full turnkey services including the following:
    • Engineering, design and power plant optimization. 
    • Procurement of power plant equipment.
    • Construction of all civil infrastructure and electrical system (including low, medium and high voltage systems and communications).
    • Installation of racking foundations and mechanical assembly of single-axis trackers, fixed-tilt and ballasted racking technologies. 
    • Installation of PV modules.    
    • Commissioning and testing.
    • Interconnection with utility.
  • We are an “Owners EPC”.  We design and build our renewable energy projects as if we would be the long-term asset owner.  Our extensive experience allows our team to understand the project and project owner’s needs, both operational and financial, which enables us to provide innovative solutions that will craft the right balance of design efficiency, construction cost, project safety, quality and schedule economy.  
  • Quality:  We implement a utility-grade, ISO 9001-based, QA/QC program that is custom tailored for the needs of each specific project.     
  • Safety:  Safety First, Safety Always.  Safety is our primary focus and concern on each project.  We practice a proactive, relationship-based approach to project safety management.  By employing this approach and focusing on team building, we create and maintain a safety culture where safety, quality and productivity are not conflicting goals, but components of a successful project.  To date, the Renewable Energy Division has zero injuries, zero OSHA violations and an EMR of 0.0.     
  • We provide solutions, not excuses.  We are committed to crafting solutions that overcome project challenges.  Through close collaboration with our customers, suppliers, partners and employees, we are able to custom tailor our innovative solutions to best fit each project’s unique needs.

 An industry-leading, integrated, renewable energy firm executing projects through development, EPC and operations.  An industry-leading, integrated, renewable energy firm executing projects through development, EPC and operations.

Consulting Services

In addtion to our national turnkey EPC services, the Renewable Energy Division of Berry offers an extensive varitey of consulting services for Project Developers, Financers, Utilities, IPP’s and Project Owners including the following:

  • Project Planning
    • Development support
    • Feasibility study coordination and review
    • Mitigation measure identification and action planning
    • Cost estimating and review
    • Project schedule preparation
    • PPA and IA review

  • Due diligence
    • Siting and site investigations
    • Coordination of surveys, geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Risk identification and analysis
    • Community impacts and local project support analysis
    • PV plant layout, civil and electrical design, and technical specification recommendations
    • Construction budget preparation and review
    • Permitting support
    • Labor relations
    • Representation for AHJ meetings and other requirements
  • Contracting and Procurement
    • Scope of work preparation
    • RFP development
    • EPC contract review
    • Warranties and guarantees review
    • Long-lead delivery equipment identification
    • Supplier and equipment manufacturer review
    • Purchase agreements review
    • Equipment manufacturer factory visits
  • Construction
    • Construction monitoring
    • Health and safety consulting
    • Quality assurance and quality control consulting
    • Scheduling review
    • Project site inspections
    • Commissioning and startup plans and support
  • Engineering:
    • Feasibility Study
    • Environment Impact Report
    • ALTA/ACSM survey
    • Geotechnical Engineering Report
    • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
    • Hydrology Study
    • Biological and Archaeological Studies
    • PV plant civil, structural and electrical design
    • Energy modeling, yield predictions and exceedance probabilities

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Leadership Team

Dean Bryant

President, Renewable Energy Division

With more than 30 years of development and design/build construction experience, Dean founded the Renewable Energy Division of Berry. Prior to joining the Berry team, Dean spent 5 years as the Director of Construction for Signal Energy Constructors and managed the company’s EPC contracts, construction division, contruction team and construction execution for 2,000 MW of infrastructure, solar power and wind power plants in multiple states with single project sites spanning upwards of 300 MW. A 1987 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Science, his career began with top ENR firm Bencor Corporation of Chattanooga, TN, where he managed numerous office, shopping center, grocery, retail and industrial projects. Dean has served as an officer for several other large general contractors and has managed diverse teams completing renewable energy, commercial, industrial and institutional projects across the country.

Stephen Rush

Director of Development, Renewable Energy Division

With more than 10 years of development and design/build construction experience and over $1.5 billion in executed solar contracts, Stephen spearheads the business functions of the Berry Renewable Energy Division. His responsibilities include business development, overall strategy, contract negotiations, technology advancements, market intelligence, marketing, communications and branding. Prior to joining the Berry team, Stephen served as the Business Development Manger for Signal Energy Constructors where he managed the company’s business development, marketing and communication divisions. During this time, he secured a pipeline of over 2,000 MW of business consisting of large utility-scale solar, wind and infrastructure projects. Additionally, during his years with Signal Energy Constructors, Stephen was the in-house subject matter expert for PV module and energy storage technologies. As a 2003 graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Psychology, along with a minor in Business, his professional career began on the West Coast where he spent 8 years developing technology companies and structuring their IPO’s and public acquisitions.

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