Utility Scale Solar PV Project Feasibility & Development

*** SCEM PDUs to be awarded


Technical and Commercial Fundamentals

Commercially competitive prices for solar PV and to a lesser extent onshore wind projects have sparked a jump in the share of these two renewable energy sources in power sectors worldwide. Asian countries, especially China, India and Japan have made considerable progress in expanding the role of non-hydro renewables in their energy supply systems with solar PV projects according for a significant percentage of the growth in non-hydro renewable projects.

This programme will help you to master the techniques for assessing the technical and economic feasibility of utility-scale solar PV systems. After introducing the technical fundamentals of PV, the trainers will provide an overview of the solar PV programs and policies in various Asian countries and then introduce participants to the methods and data sources for determining the technical performance and financial sustainability of solar PV projects. Participants will receive hands-on training in the use of public domain software, known as the System Analysis Model (SAM), CREST and PV Watts, which participants will use during the programme to assess the technical and financial performance of a 150 MW PV solar project located at a hypothetical site in Asia.

As part of the Solar PV programme, participants will also evaluate the impact of a CO, emissions tax and other commercial factors on the financial performance of solar PV projects and will compare the levelised cost of electricity from solar PV, coal and gas power projects. This programme will introduce participants to methods of technical and financial analysis used for evaluating solar PV projects.

Participants will come away from the programme with a practitioner’s understanding of the technical and cost details of solar PV projects as well as the similarities and differences between a solar PV PPA and a fossil fuel PPA.

This programme is aimed at all professions and companies involved in developing power projects in the region and will help them make more informed decisions regarding the competitive advantages and weaknesses of solar PV projects relative to base load coal and gas projects


  • Power Plant Developers and Equipment Suppliers
  • Power Buyers
  • Fuel Traders and Buyers
  • Financiers
  • Technical Consultants and Engineers
  • Lawyers, Accountants and Industry Consultants
  • Energy Derivative Traders and Renewable Energy Analysts & Developers
  • Government Officials especially Managers from State-Owned Power Companies and Energy Sector Regulators

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Agnes Seah
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