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Flexible, Dispatchable Solar Power

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Typically based on 3 x 3-hour sessions for online training.

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Course objectives – is this for you?

This is a business-focused training session to provide business developers with an accessible, concise, comprehensive understanding of how advanced utility-scale solar power projects are providing greater value to the industry, its investors and energy system planners alike.

‘Dispatchable’ solar power projects are crucial to the scalability of solar within energy systems, increasing its ability to replace conventional thermal power capacity while maintaining power system flexibility and resilience.

Compared to traditional solar-only projects, new considerations include the components required and the project design, development and integration processes involved.

This course leads attendees through the technologies, processes and financial return and risk considerations for those involved in dispatchable solar project development, with a particular focus on solar + storage.

Explanations are provided in clear, business-friendly language accessible to non-engineers.


Session 1: Project economic and market drivers

An increasing number of solar projects around the world are being built with energy storage and other ‘flexibility’ solutions integrated within them. This session provides up-to-the-minute insight on where and why this is happening and examines the likely outlook for hybrid, solar + storage and other advanced project designs.

Session 2: Integrating battery storage with solar PV farms

This section reviews the key components and infrastructures that typically make up a solar + battery project, including different layout options, connectivity layouts and technologies, explaining the various advantages and disadvantages of each in a business context.

Session 3: Hybridisation, hydrogen and other solutions

Battery storage isn’t the only option for adding flexibility, control and greater ‘system friendliness’ to solar power projects: this session examines trends such as non-battery storage, hybrid renewable power projects and ‘power-to-fuels’ .

Session 4: Storage sizing and economic outcomes

The planning of a solar farm has traditionally sought the maximisation of annual energy production, whereas the addition of storage or other flexibility solutions opens a more complex set of business case possibilities. This section examines factors such as optimal storage capacity sizing and other factors to maximise returns.

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