Industrial solar stations

In this section of our website, you can get acquainted with the main stages and constituent elements that arise during the construction of industrial solar power plants on the territory of Ukraine, regardless of their capacity. Industrial solar stations are called solar energy facilities, established by legal entities on the ground, on the facade or roof.

Now, there is a procedure in Ukraine that stimulates the development of renewable energy which called "green" tariff. This tariff is regulated by the Law of Ukraine "On the Electricity Market" and the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Energy Sources" and it fixed at the date of commissioning of the station (getting certificate of the end of construction and submission of the application for connection PV to grid) and remains unchanged until 2030. Since 2020 is implemented new procedure which stimulated renewable projects by auctions for the sale of electricity, where state guarantees are increased until 2040.
Also is important that the tariff is fixed to the Euro course, which eliminates the risks of devaluation of the national currency and gives extra guarantees for investments turn back. After 2030, PV’s will be able to generate electricity in the market of direct contracts for commercial value.
The main laws and regulatory actions under the "green" tariff are: the Law of Ukraine "On the Electricity Market" and the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Energy Sources" and NERC regulation acts. You can find more information about the structure that regulate the "green tariff" with the help of our company managers or on the governmental websites.
Now, according technical and commercial parameters industrial solar power plants are divided into three types: installed on the ground, installed on existing roofs and facades of buildings and PVs which just reduce existing consumption of enterprises. Here are the basic estimates of “green” and commercial tariffs with conversion to Euro/W, with VAT depending on the date of commissioning of the PV with some features of each system.
OBJECT CATEGORY OF ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING,
FOR WHICH “GREEN” TARIFF IS APPLIED

For electricity produced from solar energy by PVs installed on roofs and/or facades of buildings up to 1 MW (if the capacity exceeds 1 MW, the cost of kW will be fix on the auction on the date of its holding, but not more than the tariffs given lower)

The actual payback of the PV is up to 5 years, depending on the date of commissioning of the PV. The project implementation period is generally up to 6 months.

euro/kWh inclusive of VAT
0,147
from 01.01.2020
to 31.12.2020
0,142
from 01.01.2021
to 31.12.2021
0,138
from 01.01.2022
to 31.12.2022
0,133
from 01.01.2023
to 31.12.2024
0,128
from 01.01.2025
to 31.12.2029

For electricity produced from solar energy by PVs installed on the ground up to 1 MW (if the capacity exceeds 1 MW, the cost of kW will be fix on the auction on the date of its holding, but not more than the tariffs given lower)

The actual payback of the PV is up to 5 years, depending on the date of commissioning of the PV. The project implementation period is generally up to 6 months.

euro/kWh inclusive of VAT
0,135
from 01.01.2020
to 31.12.2020
0,130
from 01.01.2021
to 31.12.2021
0,126
from 01.01.2022
to 31.12.2022
0,121
from 01.01.2023
to 31.12.2024
0,117
from 01.01.2025
to 31.12.2029

For electricity produced from solar energy by PVs installed on roofs and/or facades of buildings and for PVs installed on the ground which are working to reduce existing consumption of electricity

The actual payback of the PV is up to 5 years, depending on the date of commissioning of the PV. In this case, the payback can decrease as the cost of electricity increases for commercial enterprises. The project implementation period is generally up to 3 months.

This type of system does
not depend on regulatory
external factors from the NERCEP
and will not need any aprovals from
Grid operator and does not require approval from "Oblenergo",
so this type of PV depends only from
the cost of kW of electricity
for industrial enterprises.
PV structure (operation principal of PV station)
Basic elements of industrial inline solar power stations:
I
Solar panel is a principal component of PV, it serves for sunlight-to-electricity conversion
II
Supporting metalwork is metal goods, allowing mounting of solar panel on ground, roof and front of a building
III
Converter - converts and transfers electrical energy from solar panels to external network
IV
Automatic system for commercial accounting of power consumption is a metering system of electrical system of solar station on generation and for own requirements
V
Power facilities is a complex of equipment which serve for power delivery provision of PV, according to electrical networks requirements, including switch boards, electric transformer, electricity transmission lines

STAGES OF PROJECTS REALIZATION
INDUSTRIAL SOLAR POWER PLANTS

I
14-30 days
Pre-project
analysis
II
30-60 days
Technical specifications
for connection
III
30-60 days
Project
design work
IV
60-120 days
PV
construction
V
30-60 days
National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission
VI
30-60 days
PPA with
Guaranty buyer
14-30 days
Pre-project
analysis
  • — Analysis of opportunity and building conditions of PV
  • — Estimation of projected generation
  • — Technical and economic analysis of PV construction practicability
  • — Project definition
  • — Confirmation of technical design assignment of PV
30-60 days
Technical specifications
for connection
  • — Feasibility study design for connection to networks of regional power Distribution Company (where applicable)
  • — Getting of optimal technical conditions for PV connection
  • — Confirmation of terms for the project of connection to networks of regional power Distribution Company
30-60 days
Project
design work
  • — Geologic and geodetic prospecting
  • — Selection of basic facilities
  • — PV project development
  • — Project development of connection of PV to regional power distribution company networks
  • — Development of technical specifications and automatic system for commercial accounting of power consumption project
60-120 days
PV
construction
  • — Procurement of permits for commencement of construction
  • — Execution of construction and installation activities
  • — PV connection operations
  • — Obtaining of documents, approving facility readiness for operation
30-60 days
National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission
  • — Granting the license for a right of electrical energy generation
  • — Acquisition of «green tariff»
  • — Auction approval procedure
  • — Registration of sales contract of electrical energy
30-60 days
PPA with
Guaranty buyer
  • — Providing with Grid operator and NEK Ukrenergo requirements
  • — Signing PPA with Guaranty buyer

All stages are indicated in the required sequence. It is possible to perform some stages in parallel, with a total time interval of 6-8 months, regardless of the capacity of the PV.