The cost of installing and extracting electricity from Solar Panels in India has become cheaper than from conventional power plants. As of 2013, un-subsidized solar power is ALREADY competitive with fossil fuels in India, Hawaii, Italy and Spain.
India receives excellent sunlight for 300 days out of 365! India can generate more power from the same Solar cell than many of the developed countries in the world due to its geography. We have to utilize this advantage.
Other countries who receive lesser amount of sunlight for far lesser part of the year have installed more panels than India.
It is well established that the time required to install a solar power plant is cheaper than either coal based, gas based, hydro or nuclear Power Plant.
The maintenance requirement is minimal. The solar power plant can function without much repair for a long time.
The growing cost of grid power in India and rise in fuel prices.
Its environment friendly.
A Solar Powered building
Array of Solar Panels
Solar Power can be harnessed by different ways. Below are some of the innovative ways to use Solar Panels: Use of Solar Panels as Car Shades
Volvo Sunshade - charges at the same time protecting your car
The Solar panel sunshade folds back neately into the rear wing of the car!
Use of Solar Panels at Car Park Areas
Use of Solar Panels as Window Shades
At the Ma Wan School in Hong Kong, the roofs and windows have been pumping out kilowatts of free electricity since 2004! FOR TEN YEARS! Thats the time to build one power plant.
Use of Solar Panels on External surfaces of Buildings
Qatar's Giant Cactus design plans to use solar panels extensively on its external glass walls...amazing!
Intelligent use of the panels to let in light and also produce electric power!
Use of Solar Panels on Boundary Walls
Use of Solar Panels for Street Lighting
...these street lights can be made to double up as Car Chargers at a nominal fee. So if you are out of charge just go to a street light and "draw power from it".