India’s growing solar power programme could leave behind a trail of waste

India’s growing solar power programme could leave behind a trail of waste

Solar power may promise a bright future for India’s energy requirements, but behind the sheen is a growing mountain of waste. While the national government is pushing an ambitious solar power programme for India, it has, so far, failed to put in a mechanism to address the problem of waste, including environmentally hazardous materials, from solar photovoltaic panels that can be hazardous to the environment.

Off-grid villages in Uttar Pradesh go 100% solar

Off-grid villages in Uttar Pradesh go 100% solar

For years, a nondescript strip of land in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district accepted darkness as its fate. Hemmed in by a river, four villages in Dhanaura block remained one of the last areas in the state without electricity.

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