© 2013 – Routledge
230 pages | 37 B/W Illus.
This is the first and probably the only book devoted to utility-scale solar power – perhaps the fastest-growing sector of the global energy market.
Philip Wolfe’s book describes the development and operation of large-scale solar power stations, and will interest all those who want to understand how these multi-million dollar projects are designed, structured, financed, constructed and maintained. It contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews from leading figures in the PV industry.
It shows the state of the world market and links to an online resource that continues to track the explosive growth of the sector.
The book is arranged in three sections:
Supported by figures and photographs, this book is for anyone wanting to master the commercial, professional, financial, engineering or political aspects of developing multi-mega-watt solar PV projects in a mainstream power market. It is a ‘user manual’ to accompany a sector which by 2015 had surpassed a value of $100 billion.
"… an excellent introduction to the solar photovoltaic project development and power markets sector… for those interested in learning how to develop a large- scale solar photovoltaic project and its related environmental impacts, Solar Photovoltaic Projects: In the Mainstream Power Market is the best book and most- easily assessable book available."- Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, Mongabay.com
Part 1: Mainstream Photovoltaic Projects Part 2: Solar Power and Utility-scale Projects Part 3: Reference Section