Monday, November 2, 2015

India on the way to become a solar super power

Last year India's Prime Minister has outlined his vision for increasing country’s renewable energy capacity more than five-fold from 30 GW to 175 GW, including a boost in solar power generation from 20 GW to 100 GW, by 2022. Taking advantage of 300 to 330 sunny days a year, India could easily install around 1,000 GW of solar generation — equivalent to four times the current peak power demand (about 250 GW) — using just 0.5 percent of its land.
In addition, India also has a potential to install over 200 GW from wind power. With GDP growing at about 8 percent per year, solar PV is the only renewable energy resource that can bridge the ‘gap’ between supply and demand. Indian government has taken several steps toward improving infrastructure and power reliability but, more needs to be done really fast. Read more at