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April 2017 - 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.

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February 2017 - Technical Bankability Guidelines

This brand new 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.

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December 2016 - Best practice guidelines for PV cost calculation

This report 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.

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September 2016 - 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.

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August 2016 - Minimizing Technical Risks in Photovoltaic Projects

Following up on the previous project report on "Technical Risks in PV Projects" where also the Cost Priority Number methodology was presented, this new report from the Solar Bankability project presents the results of the identification and categorisation of mitigation measures before and after the operational phase of a PV project.

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July 2016 - Review and Gap Analyses of Technical Assumptions in PV Electricity Cost

This report looks into the concrete practices of PV cost and energy yield modeling and the corresponding risk assessment at present days. The report also presents how technical assumptions are accounted in the various PV cost elements and identifies the gaps of present day models. This enables the stakeholders to identify hidden technical risks and their potential impacts and hence to evaluate and possibly improve the quality of a proposed financial model.

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March 2016 - Report on technical risks in PV project development and PV plant operation

This report presents a first attempt to implement cost-based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to the PV sector and to define a methodology for the estimation of economic losses due to planning failures, system downtime and substitution/repair of components.

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December 2015 - 2nd Project Advisory Board closed meeting

Within the ongoing consultation and exchange with leading expert stakeholders, the consortium members of Solar Bankability organised the second Project Advisory Board (PAB) meeting in London on December 8. The intention was to receive valuable input and guidance for the ongoing tasks of the project. Particularly there was an insightful discussion on the coming deliverable which will be available in March 2016 and will cover technical risks in PV project development and PV plant operation. Additionally, there was a discussion on the financial model evaluation which will be ready and public during the Q3 of 2016. The PAB consists of key actors from the financial and industry community, active consumers, owners and operators with activities in key EU countries and actively support the project by contributing with their experience and knowledge. 

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August 2015 - Snapshot of Existing and New Photovoltaic Business Models

The objective of the document is to give a short overview of the current situation for new PV business models in Europe. It contains seven country snapshots which highlight the PV market, its framework conditions the local electricity markets and new PV business models which are emerging including selected examples. The countries covered are Germany, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania and the Netherlands. 

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June 2015 - 1st Project Advisory Board closed meeting

The consortium members of Solar Bankability are actively engaging with interested stakeholders and experts to receive valuable input and guidance for their work. In that respect the Consortium hosted the first Project Advisory Board (PAB) meeting at Intersolar on 11th June 2015 in Munich. The PAB consists of key actors from the financial and industry community, active consumers, owners and operators with activities in key EU countries and will actively support the project by contributing with their experience and knowledge. 

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