Solar Bankability workshop - Improving the attractiveness of solar PV investment


Europe has already passed to the post "100 GW of Solar Power Installed in Europe" era. In the last decade grid-connected photovoltaic power has advanced from an absolute niche position to a central building block of future electricity generation and energy transition. 

Costs of PV systems have fallen more than 70% since 2008 and levelised cost of electricity will continue decline supported by economies of scale and ongoing innovation. Along with the increasing importance in Europe's future energy mix the technical reliability and financial stability of PV investments has to match established standards in the utility industry. 

The Solar Bankability project therefore aims to establish a common practice for professional risk assessment which will serve to reduce technical risks associated with investments in photovoltaic projects and increase trust from investors, financers and insurance companies.

After a very successful mid-term event and additional consultation activities, we are now ready to present and discuss our findings, exchange with relevant leading stakeholders and assess the impact of our work. 

Join us in this fully paid event and contribute to the implementation and application of our results. Seats are limited so reserve your place as soon as possible.

A detailed agenda will be announced soon.

7th February (afternoon): Panel session with O&M contractors, asset owners and financiers.

8th February (full day): A series of presentations to present the main work, external expertise and a panel discussion with our Advisory Board members (banks, financing institutes, developers, manufacturers).

Solar Bankability is a project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. It started on March 2015 and will finish on February 2017. 

Over the last two years the consortium worked on a number of high quality deliverables on technical risk assessment, risk mitigation measures, cost assessment and business model assessment. 

Several leading financial institutes, developers and component providers supported with advisory roles the developments of work.