EcoSmart tasked DNV KEMA to estimate capital costs and perform an energy estimate for the SunMine project, based on a 2 MW DC ground mount vertical axis tracker system.
Based on costs as of August 2013, DNV KEMA estimated capital costs for construction of the site, and expects these to be approximately $1.83 per Wp (based on August 2013 costs)
DNV KEMA developed an energy forecast for this site using the commercially available modelling software PVsyst. DNV KEMA expects the first-year energy delivery to be 3,891 megawatt-hours. (about 3.9 kWh/a).
DNV KEMA is headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands with operations in 30 countries. Its core business is risk and performance evaluation of clean energy projects worldwide ($258 million net sales in 2011).
The report was produced by DNV-KEMA San Francisco office, which is DNV KEMA’s global Centre of Excellence in solar energy, power transmission and grid integration for renewable energy.