India to continue large-scale renewable sector development

Europe has long lost its leadership in the renewable energy sector. Thus China, India and Mexico are headily realizing their colossal “green” potential and becoming new world centers of the development of alternative energy sources, actively reforming their power grids.

Under pressure of the government goal “175 GW from RES by 2022” the Indian sector of renewable energy sources is undergoing the most large-scale transformations.

The renewable sector has received a big stimulus exactly during the last two and a half years. In a given time India has installed 14.30 GW of capacities from RES, which include 5.8 GW from solar energy, 7.04 GW from wind energy, 0.53 GW from small scale hydropower stations and 0.93 GW from biofuel.

“As the economic surveys show, India takes the fourth place today globally in wind power installed capacity after China, US and Germany, as a result of development in the right direction,” the India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi notices. On his initiative and with the support of the French President François Hollande, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was established during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (30 November 2015). This international body with its headquarters in India is called upon to create a platform to afford access for all the inhabitants of our planet to clean and inexpensive solar energy.

For the achievement of the goal “175 GW from RES by 2022” the government programs have already been developed in India on the construction of large-scale solar farms (similar to the Charanka Solar Park, near the Indian town of Patan), as well as countrywide use of solar pumps (the total number of which is 92,305 already).

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