Unformatted text preview: the total module cost. (Solar modules are normally given a rating under “peak” sunlight, which corresponds to an intensity of 1 kW/m 2 ) 2. Estimate the area required for generating 50 MW peak power using second-generation thin film PV modules. Calculate the cost per kWh for such an installation. 3. The city of Tallahassee is contemplating supporting the construction of a conventional coal plant. Given the health and environmental costs of about $0.07/kWh, and the cost of today’s electricity being $0.14/kWh, how large does a system that uses 2nd generation PV modules have to be in order to make economic sense? Don’t forget to include installation costs....
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- Fall '06
- Photovoltaics, Solar cell, solar modules, energy conversion systems, Photovoltaic module, crystalline silicon modules