Typically based on 5 x 3 hour sessions for online training.
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Course objectives – is this for you?
This course is intended for those seeking a time-effective, wide-ranging and independent perspective on solar power.
You will leave with a clearly explained, business-focused summary of solar PV technology and its cost determinants, utilising learnings taken from a global perspective. You will gain a good understanding of the key factors in the solar power business from an integrated, multidisciplinary and commercial viewpoint, including: resource assessment, technology and innovation trends, economic competitiveness, evolving channels-to-market and revenue streams, financing influences and risk, project development processes and best practices.
Session 1: What makes a solar power plant?
A clear explainer of the infrastructure that makes up a utility-scale solar power plant, including considerations of capacity sizing, project risks and innovation trends.
Session 2: Understanding the solar resource
Assessing the solar resource, including its terminology, variability and impact on energy generation for different solar farm design choices and market/revenue influences.
Session 3: Making solar power flexible
Understanding the market drivers for flexible/dispatchable solar power and the technology integrations to provide it, including battery storage, hydrogen and other options.
Session 4: Project development processes
An essential review of the steps, processes, contractual arrangements and risks involved in taking a solar power project from development, through construction to operations.
Session 5: Solar power economics
A guide to the variables which determine the costs and prices of solar-generated electricity, including discussion of metrics such as levelised cost, financing costs and risks (from both project and market sources).
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