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Mitigating Risks in the Solar Energy Sector in Asia: The Key to Expansion
Clean Energy Forum 2012 The Asian Development Bank
June 6, 2012.

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Corporate Overview
 Leading one-stop global solution provider for product quality, safety testing & inspection, engineering support, management system

certification, product design & engineering,
management training and education  Strong expertise in technical advisor services across all renewable energies globally.  Over 17,000 employees located in over 600 locations worldwide  Global headquarters in Munich, Germany

Regional Headquarters: CEE: Prague; Asia
Pacific: Singapore; America: Peabody (Massachusetts)

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Introduction

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Solar PV Projects in Asia
• Stakeholders Finance providers, Project developers, Manufacturers, Technical Service providers, Utilities, Parties purchasing power. Financing Capacity of local banks are a key criteria. Off-grid solar Rooftop solar installations are gaining momentum. Policy Uncertainty FIT uncertainty in some countries is slowing down the growth of the sector.

Small to Medium Size Projects Asia is characterized in part by small to medium size projects which require unique financial and policy support.

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Risk Factors and Mitigation
Risk
Resource Risk Technology Risk Project Risk

Mitigation
Site assessment, Energy Yield Assessment, Resource Monitoring Prototype testing, Design review, Demonstration installations Supply Chain Quality Management, Construction Monitoring, Continuous Verification Credit worthiness, Reputation Power Purchase Agreements, Environmental Financial Products Strong and stable policy, FIT, Incentives

Counterparty Risk Financial Risk Regulatory Risk

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Technical Risk Factors
• TDD- Modules Safety Reliability Performance Quality
TDD- Project Development Structural aspects Site assessment and design review Grid assessment Construction monitoring Commissioning and Inspection TDD- Monitoring Continuous verification Safety and Quality

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Conclusion
• Various risks arise right from the concept stage to operation of solar energy projects.
These risks impede the growth of the sector especially in cases where the financing gap needs to be filled by local banks and financial institutions. Technical risk is a primary factor and ways to mitigate the risk and secure the investment is gaining a lot of prominence. However, in the case of policy uncertainty and regulatory risk much more needs to be done to ensure that stakeholders are incentivized to enter and remain in the sector. With the right mix of mitigation factors addressing all the risk factors mentioned in this presentation, it is hoped that the solar energy sector in Asia can reach its maximum potential.

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Thank you!
June 6, 2012 Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan TUV SUD Asia Pacific pushkala.lakshmiratan@tuv-sud-psb.sg

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