Oil Coal Solar Prices And Total Generation Capacity Of Solar2 1 1
Prices in constant 2000 US$/short ton
Today on Aug9th the oil price is just above $70/B Last week it was above $71/B In March 09 the oil was only $30 and Coal in
Australia was $126/ton. When the Coal plant at Norichcholai is commissioned by 2011 as per prediction by EIA the Oil price could be
close to $140. The Coal piece in Australia can go up to $500/tom with shipping it will go to $525/ton. Then the economic cost of the
Coal plant will be very much more than Rs 22/kWh and with 38% duties and levies by GOSL (unless full duty waiver is given)the
cost to the consumer could be any where close to Rs 26/kWh.. (With all duties and levies the cost of coal in Srilanla when imported
including any charges by Colombo ports for loss of revenues for the port as CEB will unload at its own site next to the site). The belief
that the electricity Price will come down with the Commissioning of the coal plant may not take place. In 2008 CEB paid close to
Rs21.40 for Private Thermal power the lowest costs being from ACE Plants at Embilipitya and the Barge Plant at little more than
Rs 19/kWh and the highest costs being from combined Cycle plant which was more than Rs 23/kWh. These private power plants are
with high interest Loans by the private sector. The coal plant is with soft loan from China.
In the present context UK has had no New coal power plant for last 20 years. China and India who have there own cheap Coal are
going for large scale generation by Solar energy as they want to promote green Non Polluting energy Generation. Both have plans to
have 20% Generation by Renewable by 2020 like USA and UK.
“Pennsylvannia Gov. Edward Rendell today announced $23 million to boost the state's solar industry, including $5.5 million to a single solar
photovoltaic plant that would more than triple the state's installed energy generating capacity
ReneSola Signs LOI for 500 MW On-grid Power Generation Project
Jul 17, 2009 09:37 am
ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOL) (AIM: SOLA), a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers, today announced that it
has entered into a letter of intent with the Yancheng city government, Jiangsu province, to develop a 500 megawatt ("MW") on-grid solar power
European companies agree on outline of massive solar energy project in North Africa
Jul 15, 2009 08:06 am
A consortium of 12 European businesses outlined an ambitious plan Monday to build a massive solar power facility in North Africa that they said
could satisfy 15 percent of Europe's energy needs by 2050.
Four bids submitted for 150-200 MWp landfill solar project in Arizona
Jul 14, 2009 07:14 am
Four companies have submitted proposals to build Phoenix’s first utility-scale solar project at a landfill
Solar PV and feed-in tariffs (UK)
Jul 13, 2009 09:57 am
Solar photovoltaic energy reduces emissions both directly and indirectly – and it can make an ideal long-term investment vehicle, according to its
Photovoltaic Power Plant at Singopore's Changi Airport
Jul 10, 2009 09:28 am
The Singapore Branch of TecDAX listed Phoenix Solar AG has won a tender to install a 250 kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaic power plant at
award-winning Changi Airport’s Budget Terminal.
France EDF started construction of 93 MWp during the first half of 2009
Jul 09, 2009 09:49 am
EDF Energies Nouvelles stepped up the development of its solar photovoltaic segment during the first half of 2009 by launching the construction
of 93 MWp in new projects.
Milan fair to put world biggest solar plant on roof
Jul 08, 2009 10:02 pm
The Milan trade fair said on Tuesday it is commissioning the world's biggest rooftop photovoltaic power installation covering some 270,000
Shift of Demand for Solar Energy From Europe and United States to Asian Heavy Weight
Jul 07, 2009 09:55 am
The global solar power industry is currently going through turbulent times. In the last few months, reviews of previously planned expansion
programs, restructuring, lower revenue and profit forecasts, and cuts in production levels by solar power companies were widely covered in the
Clinton Foundation mulls world's largest solar project in Gujarat 5,000 Mw The cost of generation for thermal energy is about Rs 10-11
per unit. However, according to estimates of Clinton Foundation, the power produced in the solar city will cost around Rs 4 per unit
Wuxi, China: Suntech Signs 1.8GW in Solar Project Agreements
Suntech Power has recently entered into a number of strategic agreements with each of Shaanxi provincial government,
Shizuishan city government, Ningxia province, Qinghai provincial government and Panzhihua city government, Sichuan province
to develop 300MW, 500MW, 500MW and 500MW of solar projects respectively. These projects, with an aggregate of 1.8GW, are
expected to be developed in several stages.
Delhi, India: NDPL and Tata BP Solar Work Together to Set Up Solar Plants for a Green Delhi
North Delhi Power Ltd (NDPL) and Tata BP Solar are joining up to set up solar power plants in Delhi including rooftop solar
plants which will be connected to the electricity grid. The plan envisages systems of up to 1 megawatt capacity. If only
20,000 consumers come forward producing 5 kilowatts each, NDPL would manage to generate 100 MW of Solar Power by the
end of this financial year. This success of this initiative would however depend on some initial capital support from the
government to make solar power generation affordable for the consumers, Mr. Wadhwa added. The Union Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy (MNRE) had also recently launched schemes to promote and encourage rooftop grid-connect policy for solar
power. The National Solar Mission set up as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) last year, is also
reported to be targeting 20000 Megawatts from solar power by 2020.
At risk from rising seas, Tuvalu seeks clean power
The Pacific island state of Tuvalu set a goal Sunday of a 100 percent shift to renewable energy by 2020, hoping to set an example to
industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases it blames for rising sea levels.
Tuvalu, a string of coral atolls whose highest point is 4.5 meters (15 ft) above sea level, estimates it would cost just over $20 million
to generate all electricity for its 12,000 people from solar and wind power and end dependence on diesel.
These articles speak of the new development in solar energy.
This gives the present largest power plants in the world connected to the grid. http://www.pvresources.com/en/top50pv.php
Parque Fotovoltaico Olmedilla de Alarcón
Parque Solar "SPEX" Merida/Don Alvaro
Deutsche Bank AG
ecoEnergías del Guadiana
Casas de Los Pinos
Parque Fotovoltaico Casas de Los Pinos
Sinan power plant
Conergy tracking structures
24,000 tons CO2 emission reduction annually
renewables global status report - update 2009 Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century