Government incentives such as feed-in tariffs are a complicated driver for solar photovoltaic installations. Some PV projects have been emerging on their own merits for revenue, not government help, says Marie Schnitzer, Solar Director at AWS Truepower, in this interview.
In this podcast interview, Schnitzer also describes the blending of three main data sources to arrive at a project’s bankability and discusses the characteristics and requirements of high-quality data sources. And while uncertainties that are well-characterized enable risk profile analysis, Schnitzer identifies a number of uncertainties within databases that need to be taken into account.
The topic of energy security and economic security is approached from a practical point of view by Schnitzer. Even projects with energy security implications need to weigh the use of resources that might go a project vs. the energy output.