Indian state Madhya Pradesh targets 1.4 GW of solar power by 201525. October 2013 | Markets & Trends, Investor news, Global PV markets, Industry & Suppliers | By: Ian Clover
Currently, Madhya Pradesh has 202 MW of installed PV power, but S R Mohanty, the state’s principal secretary, announced at an event at the Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry the government’s intentions to build upon its recent solar expansion.
The state’s wider renewable energy objectives are even loftier, with a projected 3.8 GW of clean power projects planned for 2015, with wind power set to account for 1.9 GW, biomass coming in at 300 MW, and small hydro projects at 200 MW. If achieved, the state’s renewable energy generation capacity would stand at 21.11% of all power produced by 2015, up from 2012’s 5% level.
Mohanty added: "There are currently 206 projects under execution, which will generate more than 4,000 MW of power through renewable energy."
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It looks as if the Indian states are in a race with the national government to roll out renewables in response to the coal crisis. Madhya Pradesh's solar targets are very ambitious, starting from next to nothing, but they give tremendous encouragement to developers. India is an emerging solar giant.
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