To ensure that you develop a superior quality solar power plant, the EPC chosen should be excellent. A premium EPC that puts up a superior quality solar plant can be differentiated by the following parameters.

  • Maximum Power at Minimum Cost – A power plant that generates the maximum possible electricity during its lifetime (25 years) at the lowest possible cost Per kWh over the lifetime. Three key components that go into maximizing power production of the plant are:
    • Trackers
    • Efficient & Elegant Design
    • Optimal O&M
  • Smooth Operations – A power plant that functions and buzzes along smoothly day in and day out for 365 days a year for 25 years, without giving any trouble at all to the developers.
    • Good planning to ensure minimal O&M
    • Robust infrastructure for O&M
  • Transparent and Resilient – A power plant that is highly transparent and resilient – in that the owner can understand the performance of the power plant from wherever he or she is, and a power plant that can be up and running within the shortest possible time just in case of any issues that crop up at all.
    • A robust monitoring system/SCADA
    • Simple but Effective Methods to Control in Case of problems

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