Managing technical risks in PV investments


By David Moser, coordinates the activities of the Research Group Photovoltaic Systems of the Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. His work focuses on solar resource assessment, performance and reliability of PV modules and systems, building integration of PV systems and PV integration in the grid. He is also active in PV potential studies on a regional scale and a member of the board of directors of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres, EUREC, and of the steering committee of the EU-PV ETIP.; Caroline Tjengdrawira, is a senior project manager (solar PV) in the Energy Generation department at Tractebel Engineering (Brussels, Belgium). She has been working in the engineering consulting field in the solar PV sector for over 10 years, advising PV developers, owners and lenders in various phases of their projects. Caroline previously worked as senior project manager and technology expert at 3E NV (Belgium) and as a project manager at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands.; Ulrike Jahn, graduated in physics and leads various research and development projects in the business area of solar energy of the TÜV Rheinland Group in Cologne, Germany. Her work focuses on characterising PV module technologies and on PV system performance analysis. She is a project manager of an international expert group examining PV system performance and module reliability of the PVPS programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA).; Matthias v. Armansperg, graduated in mechanical engineering and business administration. After 12 years international sales and marketing experience in the chemical industry he joined the PV industry in 2004 as senior strategic advisor. In 2009 he founded ACCELIOS Solar, which offers technical, commercial and financial advisory services with an integrated perspective on solar bankability and risk management including feasibility studies, due diligences, expert opinions and management of insurance claims.; Máté Heisz, is a business analyst at SolarPower Europe, working on topics linked to O&M, standardisation, sustainability and R&D. Before joining SolarPower Europe he worked as a renewable energy advisor at the Tunisian Ministry of Energy on behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Risk mitigation | The EU-funded Solar Bankability Project has developed a framework for managing
the potential legal, technical and economic risks associated with PV projects. These risks need to
be quantitatively and qualitatively assessed,managed and controlled.

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