Sunday, July 05, 2015

100,000MW of costly solar power can sink ‘Make in India’

Narendra Modi has raised the target for solar electric capacity from 20,000MW to 100,000MW by 2022 at a cost of maybe $100 billion. This is a serious blunder. It will sabotage his “Make in India” plans by technically disrupting the whole electricity grid, and raising the cost of a critical manufacturing input — electricity.
(Stupid Goal) X (Competent Execution) = Disaster

1 comment:

Pagan said...

Solar Photovoltaic is most efficient in sunny but cool places. In hot Indian weather, efficiencies will be lesser, further skewing the economics.

Hybrid solar-coal can be a boon for India -- it relies on solar-thermal as opposed to PV.