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Solar Bankability is a project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. It will run from March 2015 until February 2017 and its aim is to contribute to the reduction of the risks associated with investments in sustainable energy projects.

Final Report: Best Practice Guidelines for Risk Identification, Assessment and Mitigation

The final report of Solar Bankability provides an overview of the other in-depth technical reports and findings of the project dealing with risk identification, risk assessment and risk mitigation. This report closes a series of reports produced by Solar Bankability that can also be downloaded from this website.

You can download the final report Initiates file downloadhere.

New Report: Technical Bankability Guidelines

This report from Solar Bankability presents the best practice guidelines providing recommendations for investors, banks, insurances and regulatory bodies to enhance the technical quality of PV investments. This report follows up on the Best practice guidelines for PV cost calculation that was published in December 2016 and that can also be found among our project results.

You can download the document Initiates file downloadhere

New Report on Best Practice guidelines for PV cost calculation

This report from Solar Bankability presents the best practice guidelines on how to account for the technical risks in the CAPEX, OPEX and energy yield estimation used for the PV cost modelling and financial models. The report follows up the findings of an extensive gap analysis that was published in July 2016, "Review and Gap Analyses of Technical Assumptions in PV Electricity Cost" that can also be found among our project

results. You can download the document here.

New Report on Financial Modelling of Technical Risks in PV Projects

This report introduces a cash flow model as tool to measure the economic viability and profitability of long-term investments in PV projects. A detailed definition of total failure costs is provided and the specifications of a customised risk modelling tool which has been programmed especially for this modelling exercise is presented. Four representative business models are selected as basis for the modelling of technical risks. In the risk modelling exercise for each of the four business models the impact of technical failures is analysed. For each failure the failure category, the impact on the internal rate of return (IRR) and a detailed break-down of total failure costs in its sub-components is determined and the impact of the risk scenario (combination of technical failures) on the cumulative cash flow of the PV project is measured. A catalogue of suitable risk mitigation measures is also introduced from which the investor has to make an individual cost benefit analysis and define what budget he is prepared to invest in risk mitigation measures.

You can download the document here

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649997. The content of this website reflects only the project's view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.