28 Sep '15, 12pm

India’s grand renewable energy plans need ‘complementary effort’ on its grid

Renewable energy technology has received huge amounts of interest recently but plans may be stumped without equal attention given to its grid. Flickr: Global Panorama India’s current grid is inadequate for carrying its targeted 175GW of renewable energy by 2022 and therefore the grid needs a similar level of attention as renewable technologies are currently receiving in the country, according to participants of a roundtable chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief executives and investors from SunEdison, Softbank and Bloom Energy among others, were present at the roundtable where India’s potential to become the “clean energy world capital” was discussed. Participants said that states and cities in India should take the lead in clean energy schemes, while private investment would be critical to realise the full renewables target. These claims follow a recent Me...

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