Solar Capital Cost


What is the right solar tariff for India – 4.78, 4.63 or 4.34?

After an avalanche of low solar tariffs ending with a super low solar tariff of Rs 4.34/kWh in the latest reverse biddings held in Nov ’15 and Jan ’16, the market suddenly seems to be retracting.

The recent lowest discovered tariff for Karnataka was Rs 4.78/kWh, a good 10% higher than the previous lowest.

The chart, courtesy ICRA Research […]

Don’t be Lakh Wise, Crore Foolish – Solar Mango’s Request to Solar Power Plant Developers

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OK, so you already know the stuff that’s presented above.

You have already read or heard about the fact that there are EPCs, and there are EPCs.

Given that it is well known that there are a number of rather average EPCs out there who could seriously harm your solar power plant investment, I find it […]

Softbank Too Bids at Rs 4.63/kWh for 350 MW Solar – An Analysis of the Magic Number 4.63

All right, so a few weeks back, we were all circumspect when Sun Edison bid at Rs 4.63/kWh for 350 MW solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh under the National Solar Mission.

How could this be? – we asked among ourselves. Perhaps Sun Edison is quoting an unsustainable price?, wondered many; while a humbler few said – perhaps Sun Edison knows something […]

Costs for Small MW-Scale Grid Connected Power Plants in India – LCOE and Optimal Tariff

Within this section you will find

Highlights & inferences
Maximising power generation – details
Minimizing costs – details
With solar trackers

Pessimistic assumptions
Acceptable assumptions
Optimistic assumptions

Without solar trackers

Pessimistic assumptions
Acceptable […]

Is Rs 4.63/unit solar power price by SunEdison realistic and sustainable?

The recent bid by SunEdison of Rs 4.63/unit for the 500 MW solar PV block of Andhra Pradesh has set the market talking about how fast the cost of solar is coming down

At the same time, those in the know are asking whether SunEdison is quoting unsustainably low prices and shooting itself in the foot.

Well, […]

Australian Rooftop Solar One of the Most Cost Effective, Says Report

Last I checked, rooftop solar in the US costs about $2.5-$3.5 per W – $2.5/W if it is a commercial rooftop and $3.5 if it is residential.

For Australia, a Cleantechnical report states that the corresponding figures are $1.6-$1.76/W, which also states that these are Two points I would like to make about this report, though:

These estimates suggest costs […]

Battery Storage – Making Solar Power Stable

Summary: How can you use solar power when there is no sunlight? By storing the power generated during sunshine hours in batteries.

Does solar power need battery storage? If yes, under what circumstances? What types of batteries are used for solar power plants today? And how much does battery storage cost?

In circumstances where solar power needs to be used […]

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