Wind Turbine

Utility-Scale Solar Plant

On-Grid / Off-Grid Solar

Micro-Hydro Power Plant

Biomass Energy Plant

Solar/Wind/Biomass Hybrid Plant

Algae Biofuel Plant

Wind Feasibility Study

When planning for a wind turbine installation it is important to understand the nature of risks and extents of it associated with the project. Also, the costs, financial returns, environmental benefits are to be considered. Once these factors are understood only then can we go ahead with a wind turbine project.

The scope of our wind feasibility study is to:

  • Determine if a site has adequate wind velocity and consistency for producing wind energy
  • Find the most efficient location of installing turbine for the site
  • Initial assessment of on-site wind resource
  • Technical assessment of physical and planning constraints and initial technical issues that may affect the viability of the project
  • Initial estimates of annual energy production, project costs, payment and return on investment
  • Provide an objective view as to the level of risk should the project proceed to a planning application

Utility Scale Solar

National Renewable Energy Laboratory of USA set a 5-megawatt threshold for solar systems to be referred as utility-scale in one of their publications. And, a utility-scale solar project, by definition, has a PPA.

In the utility-scale solar PV guide of IFC, it is mentioned that, a typical scope for a feasibility study would include the items below:

  • Production of a detailed site plan
  • Calculation of solar resource and environmental characteristics
  • Assessment of shading (horizon and nearby buildings and objects)
  • Outline layout of areas suitable for PV development
  • Assessment of technology options providing cost/ benefit for the project location:
    • Module type
    • Mounting system
  • Outline system design
  • Application for outline planning permission
  • Grid connection – more detailed assessment of likelihood, cost and timing
  • Predicted energy yields
  • Financial modelling

On-Grid / Off-Grid Solar

One way to sell solar power to a utility is through PPA (Power Purchase The only other way to sell solar power to a utility is through net metering, where generated power is used on-site (typically from the rooftop of a house or business), and excess power is fed into the grid, purchased by the utility from the producer on a per-kilowatt-hour basis. Those projects are under on-grid solar projects.