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Solar Bankability & LCOE analysis, Cost and Businees Analysis - Lessons from Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

22 November 2016 : 15:00-16:30 - Webinar

This webinar pooled expertise together from the EU funded project "Solar Bankability" and the EU initiative "ElectriFI" for the sub-Saharan region. 

Solar Bankability aims to contribute to the reduction of the risks associated with investments in solar energy projects and increase trust from investors, financiers and insurance companies by establishing a common practice for professional risk assessment based on technical and commercial due diligence. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649997. 

The Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) is an EU initiative that will support electrification investments that will lead to new and improved connections, with strong features for scalability. 

This webinar was hosted and moderated by SolarPower Europe - Solar Bankability partner - with the support of the African-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), featuring:

  • Jan Cloin, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), RECP, who opened the webinar with some general remarks on the solar market in Africa
  • Arjan Visser, ElectriFI,  presented how technical risks affect financing decisions for solar PV plants and the associated specificities and expectations from the investors in the fast growing market of sub-Saharan region. 
  • Mauricio Richter, PV Expert R&D, 3E and Solar Bankability partner,  looked into how technical assumptions are accounted in the various PV cost elements and identify the gaps of present day models in order to enable the stakeholders to foresee hidden technical risks and their potential impacts. He will also show latest results from the sensitivity analysis to establish a link between technical risks, cost components and the LCOE.
  • Matthias v. Armansperg, Managing Director, ACCELIOS Solar and Solar Bankability partner  introduced a methodology to determine the financial impact of technical failures and present a modelling tool to assess the impact of technical failures on the overall financial performance of four representative PV business models.

All the presentations from the webinar and the recording are available here




For more information contact:

   Ioannis-Thomas Theologitis

   T: +32 2 709 55 40