Factors to be considered before setting up a solar farm

In the process of doing the feasibility study for a land for setting up a solar plant there are some general but important considerations.decided upon first of all-whether CSP or Solar PV,Average sunny days per year,The number of sunshine hours per day which are necessary for capacity sizing of the solar farm.The plant capacity sizing would also have financial implications.Isolation of the plant is necessary since farms surrounded by hills, tall buildings or other structures may be casted upon by shadow from these structures.Leveling of the land to make sure there is no peculiar local gradations.Isolation considerations for transportation of construction materials to the site and costs involved.Availability of workforce to run the plant.Availability of stand-by power to run the plant during down-time.

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