Policy - 21/September/2018

Despite some clouds, India’s solar sector will continue to shine

India’s solar sector may be facing certain difficulties, but its future holds plenty of potential

Ever since India launched its solar mission in 2010, under which the country is supposed to install 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022, the sector has made remarkable progress. Despite remaining challenges, experts agree the sun will continue to play an increasing role in powering the country.

The last few years have been a game changer for India as far as solar energy is concerned. Since 2014, the size of sanctioned solar photovoltaic in the country has grown over threefold thanks to supportive policies and the tendering of larger renewable energy lots, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). In addition to a general increase in rooftop solar, India has achieved some notable solar successes, not least becoming home to the first airport to be powered by the sun in Kochi, Kerala. ...

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