Can India Achieve Its Ambitious Solar Power Plan Targets?: The Statesman Columnists

Can India Achieve Its Ambitious Solar Power Plan Targets?: The Statesman Columnists

India is blessed with 300 days of sunshine in a year and is making long strides towards becoming a solar superpower.

The National Solar Mission was launched in 2010 with an ambitious target of deploying 20 gigawatts of grid connected solar power by 2022.

Solar is one of the eight missions of the 2008 National Action Plan on Climate Change. But the target was changed to 100 gigawatts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. Out of 100 gigawatts, 40 gigawatts is targeted to come through rooftop solar installations by 2022.

Finding open spaces to install solar parks in Indian cities is difficult. Rooftop solar installations can be installed on the roofs of buildings. Read More…

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