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Supporting clients to successful solar projects

Solar expertise from planning to asset management 

We deliver a wide range of services within engineering, planning, project management, and due diligence spanning the entire value chain of a solar power project from the earliest phase of development through to asset management.

Securing your sunny investment

Solar projects may, on the surface, appear shiny and well performing but we know where and how to look for potential issues and challenges during construction and operations, as well as issues that could affect solar energy project finance.

Bankable yield predictions

Investing in solar energy has never been more attractive in some markets, and our solar consultants know what banks and investors are looking for. With us on your side, you get a solid business case with a realistic solar resource assessment.

What makes good solar analysis?

Hear from our experienced team and from our client, Canadian Solar, on what makes good solar analysis!

Meeting clients' requests

Many of our clients are active in both wind and solar sectors, and the market drivers are very similar in both of these energy markets. 

This makes it a natural fit for K2 Management to offer our services to our clients in both segments. Either individually or in a hybrid solution.

Additionally, a larger proportion of our solar energy advisors and engineers also have experience in solar from throughout their career.

Combined with our global track record, we have a lot of experience and insight to offer our clients.

Take a look at our latest solar report, Second-hand solar: An investor's guide, which gives insight into the top 5 technical issues that we observe in the operation phase of a solar plant.

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Clients and their solar projects

Read how we support clients with full lifecycle services in our case studies below

  • Solar PV
  • Due Diligence

Irish investment firm | Due diligence complete on UK solar portfolio

An Irish investment firm was considering the acquisition of an operational solar portfolio, consisting of 22 ground-mounted solar plants and over...

An Irish investment firm was considering the acquisition of an operational solar portfolio, consisting of 22 ground-mounted solar plants and over 8,000 rooftop mounted solar sites in the UK. 

K2 Management was commissioned by the client after detailed discussion to ensure an appropriate scope that would facilitate the timely identification of risks across the two transaction phases, while also recognising transaction abort risk.

To technically assess the proposed transaction and mitigate risk, the team’s Phase 1 scope encompassed a red flag review, taking into consideration the vendor’s own due diligence, site visits to review asset condition and input into the financial model.

The second phase incorporated detailed assessment of the long-term energy yield of each operational project, some of which had less than 12 months of production data.  We quantified the risks inherent in the vendor-supplied project energy yield estimates, as well as undertaking independent analysis to refine estimates and reduce uncertainty. 

We also represented the client at technical workshops attended by the financial advisor, client’s internal team, vendor and vendor’s technical advisor. 

“K2 Management has delivered solid work and support all along the process of this transaction: the collaboration with the team has, once again, been very enjoyable. Our team has been impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the team and this is greatly valued by us, as potential investors in this portfolio.  We look forward to working alongside K2 Management again on forthcoming opportunities.”

Investment team | Irish investment firm | Confidential project

  • Solar PV
  • Analysis

RATCH Australia Corporation | independent energy yield assessment

Independent energy yield assessment of a 42 MW (AC) solar farm in Australia, on the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power station. K2...

Independent energy yield assessment of a 42 MW (AC) solar farm in Australia, on the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power station. K2 Management was appointed to undertake an energy yield assessment of the Collinsville Solar Farm following the successful award of $9.5m AUD to RATCH in the latest round of ARENA grant funding.

With only a handful of projects operating, large-scale solar PV remains in its infancy in Australia, making Collinsville a flagship RATCH project.

The proposed farm consists of three large zones of PV arrays to be developed on the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power station. Measured data from an onsite pyranometer located central to the three zones was available. 

Once the quality and consistency of the site measurements was confirmed, K2 Management was able to use them in the analysis to improve accuracy in long-term resource predictions, thereby reducing the uncertainty in the energy yield and improving the project P90.

Industry best practice software, methods and tools were applied throughout the analysis and a comprehensive review of losses, specific to the site conditions and equipment under consideration, was undertaken, further improving the accuracy of the results.

Our client said...

"The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis. It is clear they have an in-depth understanding of solar technology and yield analysis methodology, and have applied this to achieve a low uncertainty result. Analysis methods and results were clearly presented in their report, and by supporting our own in-house studies, enable us to progress the project with greater confidence."

Mirjam Tome | Project Development Engineer | RATCH Australia Corporation

"K2 Management really makes you grow"

“We are pleased to have K2 Management on our side supporting us with wind analysis and CFD services. K2 Management’s expertise in analyzing wind speed shifting behavior from onshore to offshore site provided us with an optimized, cost-effective solution in the measurement campaigns.

K2 Management’s support has been instrumental in the planning process for development of the offshore wind farm.”,

Mr. Y. U. Chung | SK E&C

"Bringing Deutsche Bucht to financial close"

"Northland Power has selected K2 Management for this role [full-scope construction management provider] as a result of their extensive track-record, and their significant contribution to bringing the project to financial close."

Morten Melin | Executive Vice President, Construction |Northland Power

"K2 Management was invaluable in this acquisition"

“K2 Management’s technical advice, financial insight and operational performance expertise was invaluable to us in this acquisition.”

ITOCHU Corporation

"Delivering offshore wind project management to Taiwan"

“The K2 Management team has very high professional competence in project management of offshore wind power projects. That is why we established a very strong relationship with them.”

Robert Tsai | Chairman | Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd.

""The quality of the team [has been] outstanding.""

“K2 Management has really provided invaluable contribution to our projects in a way we never would have been able to organize. The quality of the team and the organization around it has been outstanding.”

Albert Jochems | Investment Director | Highland Group Holdings Ltd.

"Benefiting from global expertise and vast wind experience"

We are delighted to appoint K2 Management in this role and will look forward to benefiting from their global expertise and vast wind experience."

Olivier Duguet | CEO | The Blue Circle

"Energy yield assessment for due diligence"

"The energy yield assessment completed for the project financing...was quickly and efficiently supplied, and passed through the lender due diligence process with no material issues raised.”

Steve Williams, Senior Project Manager, Banks Renewables

""The CFD results were invaluable in our decision...""

“The supplied CFD modelling results were invaluable in our decision making process. Results and applied methods were clearly and concisely explained, allowing us, as developers, to put them to best possible use.”

Richard Seymour | Senior Project Manager | Infinergy

"Hands on experience and insights for great investments"

“Their hands-on experience and insights have given us the necessary comfort for investing and de-risking areas of concern,”

LI You | Investment Director | CGNEE

"Helping to grow John Laing's industry presence"

“We are delighted to have K2 Management on our side to help grow John Laing’s presence in the renewable energy sector.”

Edward Thompson | Commercial Director, Renewable Energy | John Laing

"A practical approach to problem solving for clients"

“K2 Management has a long proven track record and thereby a practical approach for finding solutions for its clients. We honor this way of working and are looking forward to be working with K2 Management again,“

Mikko Toivanen | COO and Co-founder | Ilmatar

""They really have our interests and problems in mind...""

“What I like about K2 Management is that they really have our interest and problems in mind [when] addressing technical issues. They don’t waste my time and they don’t spend too much time, they just come to me with the problem and the solution, and that is what I like.”

Bastian Schachtner | Director, Structured Finance Office | MUFG

""The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis...""

“The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis. It is clear they have an in-depth understanding of solar technology and yield analysis.”

Mirjam Tome | Project Development Engineer | RATCH Australia Corporation

We bring value to our clients

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