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India Proposes Rules for 9 Gigawatts of Solar Plants by 2017 #solarenergy

This “will certainly increase investment in solar energy in India,” Mohit Anand, a senior consultant at New Delhi-based advisory firm Bridge to India Pvt., said today by e-mail. Developers including Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC-backed Welspun Group and billionaire Vinod Khosla’s Sunborne Energy Holdings LLC have so far built 1,045 megawatts of solar capacity and cut average costs of photovoltaic power 51 percent since India began its so-called National Solar Mission in 2010. The program has sought to drive down the cost of solar power to the level of other forms of grid-supplied electricity by 2017. Private lenders have been slow to fund solar because of a lack of confidence in the technology, according to the draft. Upfront investment costs and fixed returns “make it essential that the government supports infrastructure financing.” Funding Costs Higher intere...

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