01 Jul '11, 10pm

Progress on "Building Solar India"

Even as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to agree at next year’s Earth Summit to raise the share of renewables to 30 percent of the energy mix by 2030, India seems to be going strong to achieving those targets. A year and a half ago, India released phase I of its solar guidelines, “Building Solar India .” Now that we are midway through the first phase, it is heartening to note that the guidelines have stimulated a nascent yet dynamic solar market. In addition to the announcement of several new solar energy projects including a 500 MW solar energy park in the state of Gujarat, the latest news is a recent KPMG-India report, “The Rising Sun ,” which projects that solar power could achieve grid parity in the country as early as 2017. While much of India’s solar energy market remains untapped, especially considering that India is almost a perennially...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajaiswal/progress_on_bu...

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