SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL

Solar Energy Potential

Mr. Andrew Hines – Head of Business Development of South India, CleanMax Solar comments on the state and potential of solar power in India.

Mr. Hines begins by stating that India has tremendous solar energy potential. As the nation faces an increasing demand – supply gap in energy, it is imperative that solar energy potential is tapped to meet the energy requirements. Mr. Hines elaborated further on myths and trends regarding solar energy.

Myths

  • People consider solar energy to be a very costly source of power.
  • Some wrongly believe that solar energy is only effective in the sunniest of regions.

Trends

  • India’s National Solar Mission aims for an installed capacity of 100,000 MW by 2022.
  • As economics has improved, businesses across the country can now buy solar power at below grid tariffs, without any investment.

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