Category: Industry Overview
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy estimates backed by research projects that capital cost of solar power generation projects will come down by 50% on scaling up from governments. When this happens, solar power costs will have an edge with other options like hydel or nuclear power. With more players on field like BHEL, BEL, Lanco Infratech, Aston-Areva, AES Solar, Reliance Industries in the fray. There is also a downward trend in capital costs of solar power units (Rs.180 million a MW an year ago – now around Rs.140-150 million). Compared to other options solar power has no fuel costs and hence low maintenance. Total estimates of global solar power generation is 14000 MW around 50% of it has been added last year.