Partnerships IQ: Rooftop Solar PPPs - Lessons from Gujarat Solar

A visitor to gandhinagar, capital of the Indian state of gujarat, is likely to notice the glint of the sun reflecting off solar panels on the city’s rooftops. some of these solar panels sit atop schools, others on hospitals. Many are perched on residential buildings. altogether, the panels generate about 5 megawatts (MW) of electricity, providing better access to power for an estimated 10,000 people.

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants: A Project Developer’s Guide

The objective of this guidebook is to enhance the reader’s understanding of how to successfully develop, finance, construct, and operate utility-scale solar PV power plants. It is aimed at project developers entering the market, and meant as a reference source for contractors, investors, government decision makers, and other stakeholders working on PV projects in emerging markets. This report is a substantially expanded version (second edition) of an earlier IFC publication, “Utility-Scale Solar Power Plants,” which was released in 2011.

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants. A Project Developer’s Guide

This guide covers the key building blocks to developing a successful utility-scale solar power project (the threshold for “utility-scale” depends on the market, but generally at least 5 MW). Most lessons learned in this segment of the solar industry are drawn from experiences in developed markets. However, this guide makes an effort to anticipate and address the concerns of projects in emerging economies. In doing so, the guidebook covers the key three themes:

Morocco: Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex

The Noor II and III Concentrated Solar Power Plants of Ourzazate signal progress in Morocco’s commitment to increase its share of renewable energy generation from its current rate of 28 percent to 52 percent by 2030. Both projects are part of the Noor Concentrated Solar Power Complex, which will generate power for more than 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 690,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.