World’s Largest Solar Field Switched on in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — The west Indian state of Gujarat is flipping the switch on Asia’s largest solar power field, as just part of its 600 megawatt solar energy addition to India’s power grid.
The Gujarat Solar Park, spread across a desolate swath of desert, accounts for 214 MW of photovoltaic solar capacity, making it larger than China’s 200 MW Golmud Solar Park.
The project gives a serious boost to India’s renewable energy ambitions.
India aims for solar power to account for 3 percent of national capacity — or 1,000 MW — by 2013. Overall, it wants renewables to make up 15 percent of capacity by 2020, from 6 percent today.
Gujarat environment chief S.K. Nanda says the state is ideal for solar because of its sparsely populated desert in the north.
- Analog Devices reaffirms its position in Singapore’s semiconductor market with a new facility
- The US is preparing an executive order to restrict investments in China, but Elon Musk isn’t worried about it
- SEMI: The five Ws and one H to a supply chain initiative for the semiconductor industry.
- Dark Pink: The cyber tune you never wanted to hear
- Untie Nots set to transform loyalty for Singapore’s largest supermarket chain