Please note, this is and external project supervised by Dr Andrew Thomson. Please contact Andrew directly if you are interested in this project: Andrew.Thomson@cwprenewables.com.
While it is clear solar power prices are dropping, the market tends to follow convention. In Australia, trackers were implemented, first by NEXTtracker at Majura Park Solar farm circa 2016 in the ACT. Since then few farms have been deployed without trackers. However, to track of to fix is an interesting question in an industry where panel prices are dropping at a rate faster than the other main equipment.
In cooperation with CWP Renewables, you will perform a desktop study on solar farm designs and factors that lead to the lowest farm LCOE. This project will give you good exposure to the renewable industry.
Competencies in excel and modelling are useful.