“Entrepreneurs have come forward to set up solar power stations at a cost of Rs10 crore per Mw…” said GM Pillai, director general, World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).
Two reactors —each of 1,000 MW —are being set up at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant at a cost of Rs13160 crore. “But it is the official estimate. Details of hidden costs have not been included in this figure. Once the cost of operation, maintenance and safety factors are taken into account, this figure it will shoot up by twice,” he said.
Solar industry calls Indian govt on its claim of cheaper nuclear power
November 8, 2011