India eyes four solar power plants of 1000 MW each
The government is aggressively accelerating the solar energy programme and aiming for 4 giant plants of 1,000 MW each. It also wants to bundle solar and conventional power to make renewable energy more affordable. Giant solar projects may be put up quickly in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as the new government is keen to promote this source of renewable energy. To achieve the target of commissioning of 20,000 MW of solar power generation capacity ahead of targeted 2022, the government may redesign the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission while the scope of the Electricity Act 2003 may also be expanded. India has commissioned 2,650 MW of solar power generation capacity, which is dominated by Gujarat with close to 1,000 MW capacity.