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Facing the Sun

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Grid-connected solar power is a new and rapidly growing sector in India – from almost nil grid- connected solar power in 2009, the country will have 2.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2014, if all goes as per plan. It has already installed about 1.0 GW and the Union government plans to install 20 GW by 2022.

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Research director: Chandra Bhushan
Lead researcher: Jonas Hamberg
Contributor: Kushal Pal Singh Yadav
ISBN: 978-81-86906-63-7
Pages: 92
Year : 2012

 

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  • Like the rest of the country, the north eastern region is dominated by fossil fuels when it comes to electricity generation. Even with an installed capacity of 3.5 giga-watts, the fact is that there is still a shortage of 5.1 per cent of electricity for the people in this region. This figure however does not include the millions of people who do not have access to electricity in the country. 

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