26 Nov '11, 10pm

218 proposals for #solar projects in India.

Earlier this month, over 150 solar companies bid for the “second batch” of projects allotted under Phase 1 of India’s National Solar Mission. This sustained and arguably growing interest in the solar energy program is largely attributed to the Indian government’s modifications to the Solar Mission Guidelines . NRDC and our partner, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) , have been discussing perspectives on the Solar Mission with key solar energy stakeholders, including the government, the industry and the industry observers over the past month. We are learning about progress towards installing 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar generation by 2022 under the Mission, as part of our independent assessment of the Solar Mission . We are now in the latter half of Phase 1 of the Solar Mission, which aims to install 1,000 MW by 2013. The “first batch” of bids under Phase 1 ...

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