Indian government’s Rs 344 bn bonanza for solar sector
The Government of India has approved the launch of KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) scheme, to promote the use of solar powered agriculture pumps by farmers and installation of small renewable power plants (500 KW to 2 MW) by farmers/cooperatives/panchayats on their lands, with a funding support of Rs 344.22 billion.
"Diesel gensets are here to stay as power backup"
Ramesh Pasarija, former Chairman, Technical Committee, Indian Diesel Engine Manufacturers Association feels that an increase in the battery life will be a major challenge for diesel gensets.
Vikram Solar launches half-cut-cell module at REI 2018
Vikram Solar launched a new line of solar modules that are based on the latest half-cell technology that increases module output by 15 Wp per module as compared to standard PV modules as Renewable Energy India Expo.
Solar: Is It Shining
10 MW in 2010 to 21 GW of installed grid-connected solar capacity in 2018 shows the testament of the Government of India's success in supporting renewable energy, especially solar, in India.
Solar power overtakes wind in India
Until 2014, India had 21 GW of installed wind power capacity while solar had just 2.63 GW power capacity. Solar power emerged as the fastest growing segment within the renewable energy sector in India during the Modi government that announced a five-fold increase in India’s solar power target
India using just 7% of RE potential
Combining renewable energies like wind, solar, biomass and small hydro resources, India is using only 7 per cent of it. The cumulative renewable power installed capacity in December 2017 was 62.8 GW while in March 2018, it reached 69.5 GW.
Globally, RE employed 0.4 million people in 2017
The Government of India has ambitious plans of increasing the percentage of RE in the energy mix of the country. India's target is to achieve 175 GW generation capacity by 2022.
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