New business models don’t just open up new avenues to sell more solar plants, but they also require a new and bespoke skill set by those companies exploring their opportunities in these new fields. For years and years, the solar industry optimized its project development processes to meet public tenders’ requirements. But more recently, the market for power purchase agreements has evolved, opening grand opportunities for solar companies.
A welcome addition, as PPAs are not bound by government intent, but instead, project developers need to broker contracts with power utilities or businesses to build solar power stations. In this pv magazine Webinar, we will learn from Axpo, Switzerland’s largest renewable energy producer with significant expertise in PPAs, what it takes to build a good PPA project.
This summer, the developer will realize a technically rather demanding project in the Swiss high alps. The company will attach a 2,2 MW solar power plant vertically on a hydropower dam wall. The site lies at 2,500 meters altitude bringing its very own set of logistical challenges. Nonetheless, the project is a shiny example of how hitherto unused spaces can be utilized for solar power generation on the back of PPA project development.
Christoph Sutter, Head Division Renewables at Axpo, will discuss the Swiss alpine solar project in greater detail and how the company manages to realize such an outlier project against the odds.
Joining Christoph is Stéphanie Andrieu, CEO at Urbasolar. Together with Axpo’s subsidiary Urbasolar, we will explore what potential the PPA markets in Spain, France, and Italy hold and how to approach the individual markets. On top of that, we will learn what to bear in mind when realizing corporate PPAs and utility PPAs.
Marian Willuhn from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar. Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window.
Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.