SEF133 Solar Energy Project Feasibility & Financing Framework

Training benefits:

This course provides a sound grounding in solar project development that helps tackle similar projects your organization may be currently considering or that you may have to deal with in the future. Additionally, you will gain a wide-ranging appreciation of the various elements that make up effective solar project development from identification of their viability potential to the range of solar technologies available or soon to be on the market, how to ensure buy-in from stakeholders, supporting the projects through to construction and operating and maintenance.

Who Should Attend

  • Financiers and analysis from financial institutions looking to invest in commercial and utility scale solar projects
  • Managers of large energy consuming businesses looking to acquire solar assets to power their operations
  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Next sessions

  • Hanoi, Vietnam - Dec 8-12, 2020
  • Cape Town. South Africa -  Sept 15-19, 2020
  • Kingston, Jamaica - June 16-20, 2020

Summary description

This 4 day interactive training provides a thorough understanding of how solar PV plants can be evaluated, financed and built, as well as a worldwide market trends, and covers technologies in use, the motivating factors driving their development.

This course has been designed to give financiers, managers of large energy consuming businesses, and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of solar PV project development:

  • Understand the market for solar PV, current solar PV project types and best suited corresponding technologies
  • Gain knowledge of the holistic process to evaluate the viability of current and emerging solar PV projects in the context of the developing world
  • Find out how to evaluate the initial and operating costs using models and industry data on solar PV projects
  • Asses the potential technical, financial,regulatory, construction and operational risks of PV projects
  • Learn how PV projects can be financed and what can increase the business case for it
  • Learning from case history examples and extrapolating them to the needs of your own country/organization

Unique Features of our Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course and reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises and case studies to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan

About the Course Leader

The course leader is a key expert and an authority in the field and has been involved in the renewable energy and hydro Industries for over three decades. He was president of thenon-profit association Solar Service International in the 1980s, became president of The Green Power Network in 2001, and then since 2002 has been the CEO of GPEKS Constructions in 2002 (GPEKS is an acronym for Green Projects Environment Knowledge Systems). He has initiated and managed dozens of renewable energy feasibility studies since the creation of GPEKS, and has been very active on projects in developing countries. For over a decade, our key expert has delivered yearly Hydro courses, both online and through workshops, especially in North America and Asia. Our key expert is the original author of curriculum for a series of hydro courses that have been delivered in partnership with various professional organizations and associations such as IEEE, US Association of Energy Engineers, Leonardo Energy Academy, WillisCollegein Ottawa (Canada), at industry conferences, for government sponsored workshops, and for powerEdge. He has also successfully run himself this hydro course for powerEdge in Asia. Our key expert has also worked extensively with renewable industry Association in France and Canada on various outreach and technical education projects. He was commissioned by Canadian Association to co-develop a national certification curriculum for professionals, and developed the first set of exams for that certification. Hehas provided consulting and training services to over 11,000 government staff and professionals, mostly in small workshops of a week or less. Our key expert has a multi-disciplinary university background in Business (MBA level -University of Limoges, France), Technology (Energy & Solar Technologies -University of Perpignan, France), International Trade (University of Nice -Institute for Export) and Public Policies (Certificate of the European Institute for High International Studies based in Brussels,Belgium), Information Technology (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and trainer), Project Management (Learning Tree International -Certified Project Management Professional and Certified IT Management Professional; on the last stretch of the Mastersin Project Management at University of Quebec). He is also a Comptia certified Technical Trainer, ColdFusion certified technical trainer, Productivity Point International Certified Trainer, a top leading expert RETScreen International Certified Trainer Clean Energy Institute Professional Certification in Project Analysis for 10 technological areas (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Bio-energy, CHP).

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