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Case Study: Getting the best deal on Solar PV

Our client was considering whether to proceed with a Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreement for their new manufacturing facility.

Out Performers was engaged to undertake:

  • Technical review of the proposed system, including confirmation of electricity output predicted.
  • Commercial review of the terms of the Solar Provider’s proposal.
  • Analysis of the Solar Provider’s financial model, including evaluating assumptions made.
  • Evaluation of the key assumptions and outputs including Feed in Tariffs, renewable energy certificates (STCs or LGCs), and forecast electricity prices over the life of the system, grid connection and export costs, estimated costs of avoided electricity use, total capex for whole system, and calculations of IRR and NPV. 

Out Performers’ analysis identified shortcomings in the commercial terms and financial model, and so we recommended the client put the project out to tender.

We went to the market on behalf of our client, evaluated the responses, and identified an alternative preferred tenderer, saving the client over $400,000 in electricity costs over the life of the contract.

Case Study:  Getting the best deal on Solar PV