26 Apr '12, 6pm

How is India's ambitious #solar mission going? [REPORT]

How is India's ambitious #solar mission going? [REPORT]

Can India build 20 GW of grid-connected solar power by 2022? The country's ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM), launched in January 2010, has already reached a few eye-catching milestones. Project highlights in just the past month include the completion of the 214 MW Gujarat solar park , which is reportedly the largest PV project in Asia, and a 40 MW plant developed by Reliance Power in Rajasthan . On the concentrating solar power (CSP) side, AREVA Solar recently announced plans to build a 250 MW CSP project - the largest of its kind in Asia - in India. Moreover, the entire global solar sector has taken notice of remarkable per-kilowatt-hour prices achieved by recent projects. A winning reverse-auction bid submitted by France-based SolaireDirect, for instance, offered a $0.15/kWh price for a 5 MW plant. "This price was impressively lower than many marke...

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