Is solar power cheaper than coal?

Mitavachan, H and Chakravarty, Shoibal (2015) Is solar power cheaper than coal? Current Science, 109 (12). pp. 2180-2181. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract: In the last few years, the cost of gridconnected solar photovoltaic (PV) power has come down drastically. There is strong evidence from international studies that the levelized cost of solar power is on par with coal-fired power plants when the cost of externalities (greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and ash disposal) is taken into account. A one-day workshop was held recently to explore how far these cost trends of solar and coal-fired power plants are valid in the Indian context. The workshop was targeted at various players in the power sector, such as decision-makers, bureaucrats, think-tanks, power generation and distribution companies, academic institutes and grass-root organizations.
Item Type: Journal Paper
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 06:28
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