Five of the world’s top global solar EPC’s
Solar farm at Ahorn, Germany, developed by Q Cells [Image source: Q Cells]
An EPC is a company that performs Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) on projects, in this context to do with renewable energy and particular solar PV. More generally, EPC is a common form of contractual arrangement in the construction industry.
EPC’s carry out most, if not all, the major tasks on a project prior to and during its development. This includes developing a detailed engineering design, procurement of all equipment and materials and then construction of the project itself. This phase of the project’s development is usually called the Execution phase and it follows a FEED – Front End Engineering Design – phase.