Cheaper than the sun
The US firm, Amoco-Enron Solar
Power Development Corp of
Houston, Texas, has proposed a solar
photovoltaic (SPV) power plant in
Rajasthan's Thar desert. The 150 mw
project is estimated to cost Rs 1,000
crore (Solar Today, Vol 9, No 1).
This proposal comes in the wake
of a breakthrough in thin-film SPV
technologies in USA, which has cut
the cost of SPV electricity. The plant
can produce power at about Rs 2.25
per kilowatt-hour which is comparable to the conventional power cost.