Alternative energy

Find out how SOLIDWORKS has helped companies in the Alternative energy industry design faster, smarter and stay ahead of the competition.

SOLIDWORKS in the Alternative energy industry.

The challenge:

Today’s alternative energy providers face special challenges. As regulations continue to evolve, the need to reduce manufacturing costs and speed design cycle-time increases. New technologies need to push the envelope while staying safe and reliable.

The solution:

SOLIDWORKS 3D development solutions enable designers in emerging energy fields to quickly experiment with new and different ideas, speed up prototyping, and simulate varying environmental conditions to verify new approaches.

Undersea power generation – The Ocean Renewable Power Company

Work faster

Industry leading ease-of-use helps you complete bespoke designs quicker than ever before.

Re-use designs

Produce variations of previous design work from existing 2D drawings and 3D models.

Component library

The SOLIDWORKS Design library provides commonly used parts like nuts, bolts and fasteners.

Validation tools

Now you can identify and fix problems while you design and before your machine is even built.

Flexible solution

Easily link to Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM) and create a bill of materials for assembly and testing.


SOLIDWORKS can utilise your 3D assembly models to quickly create professional project documentation.


With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you can determine how components behave under operation, thereby avoiding field failures.


SOLIDWORKS Motion allows you to fully understand the kinematics and dynamics of the design.

Sheet metal

Designing sheet metal components is simple – design your part in 3D and with one click, create a flat pattern.

Customer success story: Sustainable OneWorld Technologies C.I.C.

Dr. John Mullett has spent his working life in the organic waste industry, having achieved his PhD investigating the effects of oil pollution on algae, he continued in the algae field investigating the commercial uses for seaweed. John has extensive experience in organic waste treatment industry within the UK and Internationally.

Commenting on the benefits of SOLIDWORKS, John said “The software is fantastic, but useless without support. Without a shadow of doubt, I would not have been able to create the Flexigester without the Innova Systems Technical Support Team.”

SOLIDWORKS success story: BigBelly

It’s an unsightly spectacle that’s all-too familiar, bins overflowing with rubbish, littering the landscape from city streets to local beaches with mountains of plastic bottles, newspapers, take-away meal containers and everything in between.

Innovative company, BigBelly, used SOLIDWORKS to develop an innovative, smart, connected solution to this problem – The BigBelly Solar Trash Compactor.

Find out more about the BigBelly story…

Watch the BigBelly overview video

Download our free whitepapers for more information on SOLIDWORKS.

How to choose

How to choose

Criteria for choosing a 3d CAD system from Innova Systems

Upgrade to 3D

Upgrade to 3D

Best practice advice on upgrading from 2D CAD to SOLIDWORKS

Design and test

Design and test

3D Design and physical testing with SOLIDWORKS



Best practice implementation guide for modelling in 3D with SOLIDWORKS

Suppliers of SOLIDWORKS to over 2,000 happy customers in a broad range of industries.

What you can expect when you partner with us.

Product support

From the best team in the business – recognised by SOLIDWORKS for having the best customer support in Northern Europe. You’re in safe hands and will be well looked after.


When you call, you’ll get straight through to a Technical Engineer, skilled in SOLIDWORKS and ready and willing to help you with the most simple or the most complex problem.

Software Upgrades

Your annual subscription keeps you connected with our support team. You’ll also be entitled to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Staying current means staying productive.


Our Engineers will help you transition from older 2D/3D CAD systems, or even teach you if you are new to 3D Design. Our knowledge and experience really makes a difference.


We can recomend the right hardware to purchase. This vital component underpins your investment in SOLIDWORKS, so it is really important you get the right advice.


Our experience can help you ensure the right implementation plan is defined for your team, ensuring your design and data management needs are met with a rapid return on investment.

Take a look at the SOLIDWORKS product range.