Thin Films to shine in emerging markets – RECHARGE

Madhavan Nampoothiri was interviewed for RECHARGE News article on the opportunities for Solar Power in emerging markets. He talks about the various technological advances and cost-efficient opportunities available in India that make emerging markets a promising location for growth of the solar industry.
“Furthermore, many advantages of installing c-Si modules, such as the need for less land and labour, are insignificant in places like India”, says Madhavan Nampoothiri, director of India-based RESolve Energy Consultants. “The price of land in the desert regions of India is almost negligible,” he tells Recharge. It takes more man-hours to install a thinfilm array, “but that makes almost no difference when you can hire people to work for $1, $2 a day”.
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