India is considering building 30 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity along a desert on its western border known for its sunny, windy and arid expanse, according to people familiar with the plan.
The projects, which will be spread across the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, are part of efforts to expand the country’s renewable capacity and reduce the share of fossil fuels in its energy mix, the people said, asking not to be named as the discussions are private and at an early stage.
The plan was discussed at a meeting in Gujarat last week, they said. Land for renewable projects is a key challenge in India and the high cost of acquisition weighs on the price of electricity. Read More
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