K&M served as Lender’s Engineer to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to perform a technical appraisal for the Azure 5 MW solar PV project. K&M evaluated the proposed system design, construction, rack assembly, control building, electrical equipment and installation arrangements. K&M also reviewed the site conditions, including the projected solar energy resource, site access for construction, and power evacuation arrangements. To identify performance risks, K&M appraised the technology chosen for the project and assessed the track record of the panels, including evaluating the panels’ expected degradation rates. The analysis included an assessment of contractors, suppliers, modules, inverters and other systems critical to the operation of the project. The appraisal also included a discussion of warranties, spares, and maintenance requirements.