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Civil / Site Engineering

Solar Farm - WSSC
Gaithersburg, Maryland


BEI engineers worked with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to design a 4 MW system of solar panel arrays. Solar farms were constructed on the 25 acre WSSC Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown, MD and the 13 acres WSSC Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Upper Marlboro, MD. Each site features nearly 8,500 solar panels. Together, the solar arrays at the two plants are expected to generate approximately 6.6 million kWh of solar energy each year, providing approximately 17% of the electricity required to operate the two plants.


  • Field investigation and survey to identify boundary, steep slopes, wet and dry utilities, forests and streams and buffers

  • Stormwater management using environmental site design

  • Erosion and sediment control

  • Grading plans

  • Transportation and site access assessment

  • Obtaining permits from M-NCPPC, MCDPS and MDE

  • Structural and foundation design for the inverter pads and transformers

  • Profiled the underground utilities to avoid conflicts during construction


 Solar Panel Roof Mount Systems, Various Locations


Bhanot Engineers has designed numerous solar panel roof mount systems on residential and commercial properties throughout the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Systems ranged in size from 25kW to 150 kW.


Bhanot Engineers provided services including:


  • Solar site assessment and solar panel layout

  • Obtaining permits from the necessary agencies

  • Structural analysis and re-design of roof structures

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