(2)：火力发电的成本=石油的成本+将石油转化为电能的成本 这两个公式的区别在于：太阳能是不要钱的，而石油要钱。 而当石油的成本=临界点(threshold)的时候， (1) = (2) 即：太阳能转化成电能的成本= threshold+将石油转化成电能的成本 由此得到：(3) threshold= 太阳能转化成电能的成本 - 将石油转化成电能的成本 所以，threshold只是两种发电成本的差，是由两种发电的成本决定的，与实际的油价并没有关系。所以，A选项是无关选项。 而题目中提到说，太阳能转化的效率提高（即成本下降），而threshold不变，那么从公式(3)中就很容易得到：是因为石油转化成电能的成本也降低了（即火力发电效率提高）。 所以选C。
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