Feasibility

Feasibility

Our tried and tested development and planning process covers every detail of the project to ensure there are no surprises later on. This includes detailed location analysis, acquiring necessary approvals and designing the optimum technical configuration. We do the hard work up-front in order to provide an accurate timeline and budget from the start.

Technical Consultation

  • Accurate and detailed Site Plans
  • Mounting System Design
  • Projected Energy Yield Analysis based on data from NASA
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of available PV technologies
  • Detailed System Design
  • Feasibility study
  • Consultation with Grid Companies
  • Shade study
  • Power Output Analysis
  • Geological Surveys

Legal Consultation

  • Application for necessary Permits and Permissions
  • Preparation and submission of Grid Connection Agreement

Environmental Assessment

  • Solar Resource and Climate Analysis
  • Shading Analysis
  • Entire Environmental Impact Assessment
Finance

Finance

Our team of specialist advisers are available to guide you through the process of financing your project. We have developed strong working relationships with a number of financial institutions and are familiar with all of the options currently available. We will help you to choose the most appropriate solution for your investment and take care of all of the necessary paperwork.

  • Financial Analysis
  • Credit Application Support
  • Identifying Investment Partners
  • Insurance
We will build your project based on a bank promissory note for finance and a 30% deposit. Payment following completion helps to minimize risk and makes loan negotiations significantly easier.
Design

Design

Our engineering team will technically evaluate your project taking into account technological and environmental constraints. We will advise you on the most reliable use of materials and components to ensure a high yield and low maintenance installation for years to come. We work hard to provide accurate plans, costings and timelines.

Project Proposal

  • Feasibility Study
  • Geological Surveys
  • Shade Study
  • Technical Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Architectural Site Plans
  • Wiring Diagrams

Budgets and Timelines

  • Installation Costing and Timeline
  • Acceptance and Commissioning Timeline

Operational and Maintenance Costing

  • Consultancy and Training Costing
  • Projected Return on Investment (ROI) Calculations
Installation

Installation

Our qualified engineers are accustomed to working on project sites around the world. They work hard to stay on schedule and are available to consult at any stage.

We Undertake

  • Site preparation including any necessary earthworks and drainage
  • Construction of security fencing and access roads
  • Component Installation and Wiring
  • Frame Assembly

Site Inspection and Acceptance

  • Construction is not complete until you have personally inspected the site and given your approval.
Commissioning

Commissioning

Ensuring that the power from your project can be accepted into the local grid means ensuring a secure return on your investment. Our engineers understand this perfectly and work with grid operators to ensure that your output meets their requirements.

Leading a Technology Revolution

New advances in ‘intelligent control units’ mean that there is no longer any difficulty in integrating renewably generated power into grids designed for use with fossil fuels. There is absolutely no reason why solar power cannot provide a significant contribution to the energy mix of every ountry,
providing cheap and abundant power.

Training

Training

Now that your plant is up and running, it is important to keep it that way. We train your workers in plant operations and maintenance in order to make sure you get the optimum output well into the future.
We cooperate with academics and specialists in the field to design training programs that are comprehensive and up to date.

  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Qingdao University of Science & Technology

Training Topics:

  • Basic photovoltaic principles
  • Communication and control systems
  • Types of photovoltaic panel
  • PV protection (surge, lightning, etc.)
  • Performance and main influencing factors
  • PV Inverters (central, decentralized)
  • Basic components of a photovoltaic power plant
  • Legislation, legislative processes and approval
  • Photovoltaic system types

 

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Case Study

Case Study

ITEM MODEL NO. QUANTITY
Solar PV Modules SL6P60-250Watt 4000
Grid Tied Solar Inverter 20KW 50
Mounting Brackets Ground mounted 1
DC Combiner SPD/DC1000V 50
AC Combiner Water Proof IP65 4
SCADA System Wifi Monitor 1
Ground Earth Cable 6 S.q.mm 10000
Ground Earth Clamp Cooper with screws 8000
DC PV Connection Cables 4/6 S.q.mm 10000
MC4 Connector SLMC4 600

Dr. Gianfranco Pitzolu:

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Solar Leading as our strategic
partner. Solar Leading has demonstrated itself to be a true one-stop
solution provider given its strong ability to provide high quality module
products, innovative turnkey solutions and tailor-made financing
arrangements. We look forward to further cooperation with Solar Leading
to expand into new markets.”

FAQ
  1. 1
    What should I consider before undertaking a utility solar project?
    • Local regulations
    • Project location and climate
    • The power purchase agreement price (PPA)
    • Budget and timeline constraints

    Local regulations will have a significant impact on the feasibility of a utility solar power project. Planning authorities and the local grid operator will have to be consulted at an early stage to identify technical and legal constraints.

    Project location and the local climate will then be the next most important consideration. Average hours of sunlight, possibilities of extreme weather and sources of shading must all be quantified before a system can be accurately designed.

    Solar Leading have successfully implemented utility scale solar projects on five continents. Provided with the above information we are happy to consult on the feasibility of a planned solar project of any size. Feel free to contact us at inquiry@solarleading.com.

  2. 2
    What Permissions do I need to install a pv solar power plant?

    Permissions depend on local legislation and local power authority legislation. For more information contact your local power grid operator.

  3. 3
    How do I find out if there is sufficient sunlight at the project location?

    Solar professionals are able to use geographic data to project the amount of sunlight the location will receive. They will also be able to conduct a shade study to identify any possible obstructions.

  4. 4
    How long do photovoltaic solar plants last?

    When installed and maintained correctly, a solar power system will operate at peak output for well over twenty five years. As there are no moving parts, maintenance costs will be minimal during this time. After this, the output will start to degrade in a predictable manner until components require upgrading.

  5. 5
    How many solar panels will be required?

    The size and design of your solar array will depend on the size of your installation site, the power purchase agreement price PPA, and the project budget.
    We advise deciding on these requirements before consulting a professional to find out the types of system that will best meet your needs. Already decided? Consult a Solar Leading engineer now

  6. 6
    How much electricity will my solar power system generate?

    The amount of electricity generated will depend on your location, weather conditions and peak hours of sunlight, the size and design of the PV array.
    It is generally best to decide on the minimum output required first and then let a professional calculate the type of system that will meet your needs. Consult an engineer.

  7. 7
    How much land is required for a PV solar system?

    The amount of space required depends on the amount of electricity you output required and the design specification of the solar system.
    Please let our engineers know of any space constraints along with the minimum required output and budget so that they can advise on an appropriate system. Contact a solar engineer.

  8. 8
    How much should a PV solar power system cost?

    The installation price of a solar power system will depend on its design, components used, the project location and the local incentives available. It is advisable to tender for quotations before deciding on a system.
    To receive a personalized quote for a tailor made system please get in touch via our quotation form.

  9. 9
    What are the maintenance costs for a PV solar system?

    One of the nest things about PV solar systems is that they have no moving components to malfunction. The most important maintenance concern is ensuring the panels are kept clean and in most areas of the world, normal rainfall is enough to meet this requirement. A solar operations and maintenance (O&M) professional will be able to advise on your individual circumstances.

  10. 10
    Are solar panels affected by cold temperatures?

    As long as our panels do not spend a significant time covered with ice or snow that blocks the sunlight they will perform as intended in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.

  11. 11
    Can solar systems withstand bad weather and storms?

    Solar Leading modules have been tested by the TUV in the most extreme conditions possible. They can withstand high wind, heavy snow loads, hail, sandstorms and salt water spray. They are designed for prolonged outdoor use in nearly any natural environment.

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