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MENA Solar Power Forum 2012: Practical Analysis Workshop

Validating the Realistic Feasibility of New Projects - Assessing Technical Data and Other Information Already Available to Predict Project Viability

14:00-17:30 on 17 September 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Led by:
Marcel Suri, Managing Director, GeoModel Solar, Slovakia
Martin Schlecht, Managing Director, Suntrace, Germany

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Workshop Thesis

  • Technical Analysis
    Obtaining a detailed solar map of the region in order to determine project viability with respect to:
  • Typically available solar irradiation for PV and CSP
  • Proximity to grid connection points
  • Environmental, geographical, and regulatory factors throughout the region that might make some sites more effective and cheaper for solar generation than others
  • Exploring techniques that magnify the accuracy of solar resource valuations:
  • Evaluating the relevant data to gauge the overall output of technology systems
  • How to reduce uncertainty and obtain bankable series data
  • Considering effects of heat, humidity, and atmospheric pollution for performance of solar power technology
  • Estimating performance and year-to-year variations of production levels
  • The correct approach to predict solar power in order to qualify solar projects:
  • When will solar power actually be produced?
  • How does solar power match with the demand?
  • Role of real-time data services for forecasting and grid management
  • Case examples
  • How optimal data interpretation/analysis can maximise the efficiency of plant operations
  • Commercial Analysis
    From pre-feasibility over feasibility to due diligence:
  • Which aspects should be considered, in which way in a economically effect approach for developing solar energy projects
  • What information is the most crucial to making the right decision to invest in a project, as well as invest in the right technology relevant to the challenges in a specific region?
  • What is required to achieve bankability for solar energy projects
  • Ensuring the quality of operating solar plants: continuous availability of information coming back from the field
  • What sources can you get this information from?
  • How reliable and current is information that you can get from other parties and how much should you invest in conducting your own direct research?
  • Projecting the lifetime value of your installation versus the cost of equipment
  • PV vs. CSP - short-term cost versus long-term profits?
  • Determining your business model - how much of the power generated will be sold to the domestic grid and how much to foreign

Our solutions

climate data and interactive maps,
site selection, PV planning and
PV performance assessment

Solar radiation 
& other meteo data

historical, near-real time
and forecast wheather data
for solar energy technologies

Electricity yield assessment

services for photovoltaics
and solar thermal energy

Roof potential

solar and PV potential of roofs
in urban and industrial zones

Solar resource maps

ask for a map of your region