The Roadblocks In India’s Efforts To Be World’s Greatest Solar Energy Success Story


The Roadblocks In India’s Efforts To Be World’s Greatest Solar Energy Success Story

It would be hard to be more bullish than India has been on solar power.

The country wants a solar power capacity of 100 GW by 2022 (India’s total peak electricity demand in 2017-18 was 164 GW and is expected to be 235 GW by 2021-22). This involves building more than four times the existing capacity in four years. If all goes according to plan, solar will account for three-fourths of the planned renewable energy capacity of 175 GW by 2022.

If the first wave of India’s renewable energy push this century was in wind power, a second and bigger revolution is underway in solar. But recently, gathering clouds have been threatening to rain on India’s sunny parade. Read more

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