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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.

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.

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New Report on Minimizing the Technical Risks in Photovoltaic Projects is now available!

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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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.