Will India achieve its' Solar Energy ambition by 2020?

Thursday, January 7, 2010 Leave a Comment

As a form of New Year's gift, World Bank (ya, the one Bank which can be renamed Afro-Asian Bank) has decided to provide India's solar mission a support of as much as $ 4 million. It will also help in price discovery through auction sites along with technical support wherever needed. One this it is surely going to help is bring in more attention on the solar energy in India.

But as I was glancing through "Ministry of New and Renewable Energy", I was quite surprised. The total Grid-interactive renewable power generated through solar energy is around 6 MW with Off-Grid/Distributed Renewable Power (including Captive/CHP Plants) in around another 2.4 MWp. In the wake of this, the ambitious target of 20,000 MW by 2020 is a bit over ambitious. I hope my inference is wrong or else we would never see huge sunshine power in India.
What is your take on this one?


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