Technology and Economics are substantial for a successful project. A techno-economic evaluation will build the foundation for each project, bringing all aspects into relation from the very beginning.
Suntrace combines in-depth understanding of technologies and economics with hands-on project experience in engineering, development and financing. We know the requirements and hurdles for large-scale power projects to reach a bankable project status and achieve financial closure.
Technology evaluation – solar, storage and hybrid solutions
Conceptual engineering – design of project-specific technical concept
Performance simulation – energy yield prediction for tailor-made plant layout, reflecting site-specific solar data (TMY) based on established software tools and sophisticated and validated in-house solutions for CSP. [Read more]
Permit Engineering – reflects the technical concept regarding permit applications (e.g. EIA, grid access, construction)
Due Diligence / Lenders Independent Engineer
Assessment of commercial conditions - Country specifics, (regulatory framework, revenue, inflation, country spread, FX-risk & hedge), Structure of financing (terms & conditions: interest, margins, tenor, DSCR, etc.)
Assessment of project cost and expenses - Capital Expenditure (CAPEX), Operational Expenditure (OPEX), Debt service, reserve accounts and dividends
Financial modeling – based on validated in-house tools for initial calculations or on basis of an auditable model for due diligence
Feasibility Analysis and Techno-Economic Optimization
Techno-economic optimization – combining technical and economic work streams in a circular process. Sensitivities of technical configurations and respective energy yields are reflected on the financial yield and thus can be optimized. [Read more]
Feasibility Analysis – holistic assessment of a project, reflecting market conditions, project site, permit & authorization process, technical concept and economic results. [Read more]