(DAILYCALLER) — The Indian government is wasting huge amounts of solar power because the panels are too expensive to operate, according to a letter sent to the government Monday by the country’s green energy ministry.
The letter explains that the Indian government is shutting down solar panels because they are unreliable and conventional energy from coal plants is almost always cheaper.
“Some load dispatch centres (LDCs) are asking solar projects to back down due to various reasons,” Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy wrote in a letter to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. “This problem has been going on for the past two months. There are shutdowns for up to two hours a day, resulting in daily losses of several [hundred thousand Indian rupees].”
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