Utility scale solar power plants: a guide for developers and investors

India is well-placed to benefit from the successful development of the solar energy industry. It is hoped that this guidebook will encourage project developers and financiers in India and elsewhere to adopt industry best practices in the development, construction, operation and financing of solar projects. This guidebook is a best practice manual for utility-scale solar power plants in India. It focuses primarily on ground mounted, fixed tilt PV projects and also covers solar tracking system technology. Intended to be a practical toolkit, the guidebook includes an annex that covers Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology and highlights aspects of the CSP project development process that differ from the PV equivalent. It also has annexes on construction, operation and maintenance contract terms.