Characteristics of distributed solar power system generation (II)

- Jan 16, 2019-

Based on the characteristics of distributed solar panels systems we mentioned in the previous news, below we continue to share its characteristics.


4. The demand for funds is small, and the demand distribution is scattered.


Although there is no shortage of large-scale development projects for distributed solar panel photovoltaic power generation, due to restrictions on resources and roofs, compared with large-scale grid-connected solar panel photovoltaic projects, the scale is generally relatively small, and the total investment is relatively small. . Due to the limitation of roof resources, the single-scale scale of distributed solar panel photovoltaic power generation projects will generally be relatively small, and the single project funding demand is small, lacking scale effect. If its financing process is the same as that of a large grid-connected power station, it will often be ignored in the financing process.


5. There are more uncertain factors and need to have a suitable business model


Distributed solar panel photovoltaic power generation involves multi-party relationships such as roof owners, equipment manufacturers, developers, users, engineering general contractors (EPC) companies, contract energy management (ESCO) companies, and grid companies, which are likely to be implemented during project implementation. There are situations such as the transfer of roof ownership and the termination of use by users due to force majeure. This adds a variety of uncertain factors to the entire operating system, but as long as there is a suitable business model, there are corresponding insurance, policy and other preventive measures. Some uncertainties can be controlled within a certain, acceptable range. For example, the contract energy management model is widely used at present.


6. Diversified income distribution methods


Because there are more stakeholders, there are more possibilities when building a business model. For example, for home roofs, agricultural greenhouse roofs, factory roofs, hospital roofs, school roofs, etc., business models are not the same. This result in diversified income distribution methods: power station investors charge electricity prices, power grids collect network fees, roof owners receive electricity price concessions or rents, power users receive electricity price concessions, and lenders receive interest.