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Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants: A Project Developer’s Guide

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants: A Project Developer’s Guide [PDF]
208 pages | © June 2015 IFC | Complimentary

This guidebook aims to enhance the understanding of how to successfully develop, finance, construct, and operate utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. It targets project developers entering a market and is also meant to serve as a reference source for contractors, investors, government decision makers, and other stakeholders working on PV projects in emerging markets. It covers aspects of the project development process that are specific to solar and provides guidance on the overall process including identification, plant design, energy yield, permits/licenses, contractual arrangements, and financing. This version is a substantially expanded second edition of the 2011 IFC publication, “Utility-Scale Solar Power Plants”. Substantial progress in the number of PV projects implemented globally and dramatic reduction in PV technology prices created the need for an update in this fast moving market.


 

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