
re: wind and sun resources
30 dec 1997
michael pelletier wrote:
>in april 1996, detroit edison started the "solarcurrents" program,
>and installed a 28.4 kilowatt pv array. it was built at a cost of
>a quarter of a million dollars, almost half of which was funded by
>the us doe. by dividing the production capacity by the total cost,
>the cost per installed watt is 11.36 cents, or $113.60 per installed
>kilowatt of capacity.
but as you say, those are peak watts, not 24houraday average continuous
watts, as with conventional generation capacity. comparing apples to apples
means multiplying that cost by say, 24/4, if each peak watt makes 4 wh/day.
nick

