Increasing cost competition and performance demands are prompting new contract terms between inverter suppliers and PV operators which prioritize long-term reliability and share revenue risk, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Fumihiko Arima, manager of the planning group at Solar Frontier KK’s engineering division, talks company know-how gained in Japan along with the O&M lessons taken on board as a manufacturer involved in plant management across the globe.
Proactive O&M technology can enhance the confidence of investors and insurance companies, and pave way for sustainable ROI by saving unnecessary costs of maintenance, by assuring increased plant availability, and performance ratio.
Cornelius Matthes, Managing Director, Middle East North Africa at Building Energy believes the firm can improve a consortium’s chances of getting funding. Ever since opening its regional office in Dubai, Italian renewable energy developers Building Energy S.p.A have been expanding their footprint across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Access Power was awarded one of the largest independent solar projects in Sub-Saharan Africa – a 10 MW PV power plant in Uganda under the GET FiT programme. Reda El Chaar, Chairman of Access, explains how they met the tender’s criteria and how trends are reshaping the regional solar market.
Some industry insiders are reconsidering the future framework in the REIPPP, whereby the IPP would be expected to take responsibility for building immediate transmission connections, while Eskom would be responsible for just the larger grid.
Dubai-based Enerwhere installed the world’s largest solar power rental facility in Abu Dhabi. The company's CEO, Daniel Zywietz, chats with PV Insider about the rental concept and how it has proven ideal for remote construction sites across the UAE.