article What do you do when your house is going to be completely solar-powered by the end of the decade?
That’s exactly what you need to do, because India has announced plans to install solar power plants on rooftops in many of the country’s largest cities, including Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.
As part of the plan, the government has promised to get at least 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power installed in the country by 2020.
India has a large solar capacity market, with the country generating around 30 GW in total, with some estimates putting the total installed capacity in the entire country at around 130 GW.
India’s government says that the government will be deploying around 1 GW of solar capacity every day, and that it has invested $300 million into solar projects so far.
The government has also made it clear that it is open to considering solar as a viable source of energy.
“We are committed to creating clean energy through innovative technology and to ensure a better environment in the future,” said Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy R.S. Bhattacharya in a statement.
“India is already at the stage where solar energy is affordable and we have a clear vision of how we can achieve this.”
According to Bhattacherary, solar energy has been an integral part of India’s energy transition.
India is already home to around 2.2 GW of installed solar capacity, and he said that solar power would have to be installed on a large scale.
“With solar power, we are able to get the same electricity for the same price that we get for conventional power,” Bhattatchary said.
“And because we have been using solar energy for so long, we have an incentive to go forward and try to put in place a better system.”
India is home to some of the most populated cities in the world, and the country is also known for its rich heritage and diverse ethnic groups.