Solar Project Bankability

Solar Project Bankability Services

Optimise your solar power return on investment

Optimise your solar power return on investment

What is solar bankability?

Solar bankability refers to the ability of a solar energy project or technology to attract financing and investment from various stakeholders including banks, investors, and other financial institutions, based on its expected profitability and risk level.

Solar bankability solutions include feasibility and bankability studies for solar power plants to evaluate and analyse the potential of a proposed solar project to give assurance to decision-makers. By assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed investment, opportunities and threats presented by the environment, and the resources required to carry through, the prospects for success will be more evident.

Solar bankability services encompass a range of factors, such as the technology's performance, reliability, durability, and compliance with regulations, the project's financial and legal structure, and the track record and reputation of the project developer or owner.

Why is solar bankability Important?

Evaluating the bankability of a solar power plant helps to determine the economic, technical, and operational requirements for the long-term success of your financial investments.

Solar panel bankability refers to the level of confidence that investors and lenders have in a solar panel's ability to deliver the expected performance, durability, and reliability over its lifetime. This confidence is vital to attracting investment and financing for solar projects, which can be capital-intensive.

Solar bankability services play a critical role in assessing the bankability of solar panels and projects. These services evaluate solar technology and projects based on various criteria such as technical performance, compliance with regulations, financial viability, and risk assessment. They provide critical information to investors and lenders to help them make informed decisions about funding solar energy projects.

TÜV SÜD assures that decisions made in the early stages meet various requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Our assessment of solar power plant potential based on meteorological data, site and integration evaluation, as well as financial and economic analysis, will give full assurance to decision-makers. Our solar bankability services support feasibility studies with additional solutions such as bankability studies, environmental due diligence, contract review and grid integration services.

Our solar bankability services can increase the confidence of investors and lenders, accelerating the growth and deployment of solar energy worldwide.

Our solar bankability solutions include:

  • Technical assessment

    TÜV SÜD provides verification of a location’s suitability, identification of critical site-specific aspects and simulation of energy yield based on site conditions and technology. Our technical experts assist you with measures to optimise the solar plant design, including PVSYST simulation software used together with climatic data resources such as METEONORM, SolarGIS, PVGIS classic and PVGIS-SAF.

  • Financial assessment

    We calculate the annual power production from solar power plant based on the project design and local climatic conditions.

  • Economic assessment

    Our experts provide an assessment of the economic feasibility of the project. This includes a country-specific analysis of the financial context and regulations.

TÜV SÜD’s solar panel bankability and solar bankability services ensure the sustainability and profitability of the solar energy industry.


TÜV SÜD is a global leader in providing solar bankability services, and there are several reasons why customers choose TÜV SÜD for their solar bankability needs:

  • Experience and Expertise: TÜV SÜD has over 150 years of experience in testing, inspection, and certification and over a decade of experience in providing solar bankability services. Our team of experts includes scientists, engineers, and technical specialists with in-depth knowledge of solar technology and the solar industry.
  • Comprehensive Services: We offer a range of solar bankability services, including technical assessments financial assessments and economic assessments. We also provide customised services tailored to the specific needs of clients.
  • Global Reach: TÜV SÜD has a presence in over 1,000 locations worldwide, making it easy to access our services and expertise wherever a client is.
  • Credibility and Reputation: TÜV SÜD is a trusted and respected name in the industry, known for its integrity, quality, and reliability. Our certifications and test reports are widely recognized and accepted by banks, investors, and other stakeholders in the solar industry.
  • Innovation and Sustainability: When it comes to the bankability of solar panels, TÜV SÜD is committed to promoting innovation and sustainability in the solar industry. We invest in cutting-edge technology and research to support this goal. We also offer services to help develop and certify new and emerging solar technologies.



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