There has never been a better time to develop PV projects, whether as a capex investment or third-party financed such as under a power purchase agreement (PPA) scheme. At current retail electricity tariffs in Singapore, typical payback periods (ROI) range from 2.8 to 4.5 years for large rooftop systems, making these extremely attractive investments as well as a robust hedge against rising electricity costs and future carbon taxes. Beyond Singapore, utility scale solar farms are enjoying enhanced regulatory support, as political consensus concludes that climate change is real and mitigation is urgent.
For both rooftop and utility scale systems, the economic calculations require systems to perform reliably for 20-25 years, consistent with typical solar panel power warranties.
Many aspiring PV systems owners find themselves poorly prepared when requesting system proposals and evaluating offers. It can be difficult to distinguish a good system from a mediocre one. Hence, we have invited an experienced PV industry professional to share an insider view and clear your doubts.
At the end of the programme, participants will:
Understand the possibilities and limitations of solar PV on buildings
Understand the economics and payback of PV systems
Be familiar with the incentive schemes for PV systems
Better manage the financial aspects of a solar project
Understand how to specify and evaluate PV project proposals
Draw comparisons between solar and other power generators
Contractors, M&E consultants, academicsand and researchers) employed in Construction, Real Estate Management & Maintenance and Process industries, and work focusing in design, installation, test, commission, inspection and maintenance of photovoltaic systems
People working in the renewable sector with a passion in solar energy generation
Energetix Pte Ltd
Mr Christophe Inglin has been in the field of Photovoltaics since 1996. He is currently the Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd. He is also on the council of SEAS as vice-chairman.
Christophe was Managing Director of Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, one of Singapore’s best respected solar systems integrators. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Shell Solar Pte Ltd (formerly Siemens Showa Solar), a leading manufacturer of PV cells and modules. He is an invited trainer for the Green Mark Manager Programme held by the BCA Academy.
Christophe holds a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Surrey in England, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.