10 Dec '12, 5pm

Asia Report: India Hopes to Ramp Up Installed Solar Capacity to 9 GW by 2017

Plans include auctioning 1.65 GW of PV capacity by the central government in the next financial year, direct grants to cut project costs and loosening curbs on the purchase of equipment from overseas, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. According to the plans, solar thermal technology would provide 30 percent of the total and solar photovoltaic panels would account for the rest. The news came after forecasts pegged installed wind capacity at 89 GW by 2020 and 191 GW by 2030, attracting $16.5 billion of annual investment. The government plans to award direct grants for as much as 40 percent of the upfront cost of building projects, which analysts expect will substantially increase total investment in solar energy in India. The Climate Policy Initiative and the Indian School of Business said in two studies that higher interest rates and the short-term lend...

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