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Rooftop Solar

28 – 29 August 2019 | Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore

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Key Learning Outcomes

  • Key principles in economic assessment and business models for rooftop PV
  • Recap of ASEAN legislative regimes, electricity market, net-metering context and impacts on rooftop solar
  • Technical requirements and regulatory obligations in rooftop projects’ planning and installation
  • Key technological concepts in PV and advantages, disadvantages of different rooftop solar systems
  • Business models, economic risks and financial metrics for grid-connected vs off-grid rooftop solar
  • Technical and operational considerations in installation, project management for grid-connected vs off-grid rooftop solar
  • Performance and energy consumption modelling and monitoring for project evaluation
  • Commercial agreements and contracts for rooftop solar projects – what to look for?
  • Design, build, installation and integration project case studies
  • Open electricity market and relevance to solar rooftop market
  • Innovation in solar energy management – excess power storage, energy monitoring system, predictive maintenance, and more

Who Should Attend?

Including but not limited to Technical, Commercial, Facility, Engineering, Project and Energy Managers from

  • Solar Utilities, Project developers and EPCs
  • Government Agencies
  • Renewable energy financiers (commercial, investment & development banks)
  • Energy regulators
  • PV and systems providers
  • Commercial Property Developers and Managers

What Participants Liked About IBC Asia Seminars

Trainer and programme help me understand basic mechanism of projects in power & energy sectors, the differences across markets as well as different attendees’ perspectives
– Javier Salantianca, Project Manager, Juwi Shizen Energy

Useful and well designed, well planned programme
– Peng Lixin, Investment Advisor, Hunan Xiangtou International Investment Company Limited

Knowledgeable and experienced lecturer. The programme was well designed, allowing me to understand better about project finance” – Chatchai Mawong, Director – RE Development, EGAT

Conducive group size, Good mix of participants, Trainer is very knowledgeable
– Shawn Lee, Business Development MGR,Keppel Fels Limited

Digital Badge

Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.

Earners of Rooftop Solar Certificate have acquired practical commercial, technical and regulatory knowledge essential to the Solar energy market. They are capable in analysing legislative regimes, electricity market, financial metrics underpinning numerous rooftop solar business models and up-to-date understanding of PV innovations. Their skills include assessing ROI, technical, economic risks, managing contracts, agreements and overall solar projects.

Rooftop solar, off-grid, grid-connected, BIPV, mini-grid, regulatory regimes, feed-in tariffs, net metering, investment outlook, site assessment, maintenance, risk mitigation, capital requirement, yield obligations, commercial agreements, contracts

Attend and participate in the 2 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert

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Seminar attendees

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Martin Bellamy

(BEng, CPhys, CEng, CSci, MIET MIoP)


Key Concepts in PV and Rooftop Solar Systems

  • The two most common types of ‘solar’: thermal and photovoltaic systems
  • PV technology: a brief overview
  • Two types of PV systems: Grid-connected and off-grid
  • Terminology and common metrics
  • Grid-connected systems: an overview
    • BIPV; Domestic; Small commercial; Large commercial; Utility scale.
  • Off-grid systems: an overview
    • Portable & consumer products; Regional solutions; Bespoke systems
  • Generic advantages and disadvantages of different system types

Where grid-connect and off-grid Rooftop systems are used

  • Grid electricity: defining the type of PV system
    • Reliability of the grid; Quality of the grid
  • Competing technologies by sector (brief overview)
    • Other options for the customer; External technologies effecting PV value
  • Market sector dependency (brief overview)
    • External influences on PV sales potential.
  • Mini-grid systems
  • Economic assessment and business models of rooftop PV systems – key principles

 Regulatory regimes in ASEAN

  • Government policies and regulations
    • Grants; Feed in Tariffs; tax incentives; Import duties; government guarantees
    • Environment-related policies: land use, water use
    • Review Renewable Energy Law in ASEAN
  • Electricity markets
    • Regulatory factors for PV
    • Utility companies
    • Risks: Grid extensions; Capacity limitations; Damage to generation network.
  • Evaluation of net metering in specific contexts
    • ASEAN Net metering situations recap
      • Value of excess energy
      • Impacts on the end-customers
      • Impact on distribution entities
    • Analyses of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    • Other factors
      • Planning obligations; Installation requirements (approved installers, etc); Environmental issues.

Business Models and Financial Metrics – Grid-connected systems

  • Business models
    • Investment outlook in ASEAN
    • Sale of complete system; Leasing; Others.
    • Capital requirement; ROI; Risks.
    • Commercial agreements for different business models.
    • Case studies
    • Customer contract: Roof penetration; Yield obligations;
  • Economic risk for grid-connected systems
    • Equipment warranties and real-life
    • Electricity loss reduction and theft management

Technical and Operational Considerations for Grid-Connected systems

  • Installation, Integration, Project management
    • Planning: Site assessment; Sunlight resource; Yield assessment.
    • Implementation: Site access; Logistics; Safety; Commissioning.
  • Operation & management:
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Cost
  • Insurance
  • Metering and monitoring.
  • BIPV vs Rooftop mounted
  • Risk Mitigation Measures
    • Analyses of technical failures: component testing, design review, EPC qualification, monitoring system, inspection, component management
    • Preventive Risk Mitigation measures (CAPEX)
    • Corrective measures (OPEX)
    • Risk mitigation measures – imapcts on LCOE, CPN

Business Models and Financial Metrics – Off-grid systems

  • Business models
    • Investment outlook in ASEAN
    • Sale of complete system; Leasing; PAYG; Others.
    • Commercial agreements for different business models.
    • Capital requirement; ROI; Risks.
    • Customer contract: Roof penetration; Yield obligations;
  • Availability, Pricing and Market conditions for Off-grid consumer products
    • Battery storage

Technical and Economic Risks in Off-Grid systems

  • Installation Project management
    • Planning: Site assessment; Sunlight resource; Yield assessment.
    • Implementation: Design; Site access; Logistics; Safety; Commissioning.
  • Operation & management:
    • Maintenance requirements; Costs; Insurance.
    • Metering and monitoring.
  • Economic risk for off-grid systems
    • Equipment warranties and real-life
    • Damage and theft

Case Study: Modelling and Simulation to Evaluate Project Options

  • Performance simulation of grid-connected rooftop PV system and Solar PV Off-grid
  • Energy consumption modelling and monitoring

Commercial Agreements and Contracts for Rooftop Solar Projects

  • Technical aspects to look for in EPC (Interpretation, Contractual commitments, Scope of works, Warranties, Defect liability period (DLP), KPIs, Commissioning)
  • Technical Aspects to look for in O&M Contract

Case Studies – Design, Build, Installation and Integration

  • Grid-connected
    • Urban; Rural; Reliable grid; Unreliable grid.
  • Off-grid (urban and rural)
    • Urban: Pico lights; Solar home systems; Rooftop systems.
    • Rural: Pico lights; Solar home systems; Rooftop systems.’

Open Electricity Market and Relevance to Rooftop

  • Pricing
  • Demand for switch to green power
  • Market investment outlook

Innovation in Solar Energy Management

  • Excess power storage
  • IOT Based Energy monitoring system
  • AI and predictive maintenance

Closing section

  • Global trends for solar PV systems
    • Environmental policy
  • People and electricity
  • Smart grids
    • Domestic storage; Blockchain; IoT
  • The future of grid-connected systems

when & where

28 - 29 Aug 2019

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6062 | Fax: +65 6737 3130
Mobile No.: +65 8298 9442
Contact Person: Tan Ai Li

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