Key Messages

  • This report aims to serve as a reference document for interested stakeholders who wish to obtain an in-depth understanding of the CSTEM PV tool.

  • The report details the basis, considerations, and applications of the solar and financial models supporting the tool. These models can perform pre-feasibility analysis of a potential solar photovoltaic plant (utility and mini-grid) in India.
  • This includes aspects ranging from determining the position of the sun, as seen by the location, to estimation of a plant's area, and the power output over its lifetime.
  • The financial model has been built to assess the plant's viability. It is based on considerations provided by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and other relevant stakeholders.