Sunday, February 08, 2009

And the sun too

Another component towards a sustainable and renewable energy future, solar energy. Heres a report from Outlook Business

Even as the Centre is taking measured steps by way of the IEP and a national solar mission that is being tweaked at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the man in a hurry, has pre-empted the latter. On January 6, he announced a radical solar power policy for Gujarat, setting a target of 500 MW of solar power generation. Even the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s recent generation-based incentives for solar power, with a country cap of 50 MW, pales before the Gujarat initiative.

In one stroke, Modi has put his state in the same league as Spain, which passed a new solar energy law in September 2008, with a 500 MW cap. Spain saw frenetic growth of 300% in new installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity [Link via]

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