Decarbonization Avenue : Better O&M of solar power plants

Challenges

Water availability challenges

The shortage of water supply - required mainly for clearing the panels - has been a challenge for a significant portion of the utility scale solar PV projects worldwide.

This is especially the case for many large, utility scale power plants that have been implemented in arid or semi arid regions as these are where sunlight available is strongest and land is available cheapest!


Relevant for

  • Operations & maintenance professional
  • Solar power professional

Innovation sector

  • Water

Other Challenges

Stakeholders

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher