the future looks bright for solar power in india
Freedom of speech in comics can get tricky.
In December, The Australian newspaper learned a lesson, and a cartoon on its page drew international criticism of racism.
Some typical illiterate Indians try to eat
Hot mango sauce-
The United Nations solar panels have not caused laughter.
While the international media have criticized jibe, the cartoon raises a question that many people in India and elsewhere may think of, although this is inappropriate.
The government hopes to produce more than 10% of its energy from solar energy in seven years and more than 25% by 2030.
However, India is struggling with poor infrastructure, with 61% of its electricity consumption dependent on coal and the fifth population living in poverty.
Can it really afford a major shift to expensive solar power?
The Indian government and the country\'s solar innovators are optimistic.
Last month, India pledged to abide by the Paris agreement to reduce emissions and helped set up the International Solar Energy Alliance, which is made up of 120 countries and is committed to expanding and improving the use of solar technology.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Modi\'s government raised India\'s solar capacity target to 100,000 MW in 2022.
This target is 20 times the current output.
If India can achieve this, it will become one of the largest solar power plants in the world.
\"About 300 sunny and sunny days in a year . . . . . . All of India\'s fossil-fuel energy reserves have more solar energy available than possible, \"said a senior official at the Ministry of Electricity, who told the Global Mail that he asked not to be named.
Competitive bidding for solar projects in India has made companies like the United StatesS. -
The headquarters is located in Santa Maria, providing the lowest
Indian solar unit price is 7 cents per kilowatthour.
The number of starts is increasing
With the encouragement of the government, ups is entering the Indian solar market.
\"Given the Indian government\'s desire to extend solar energy to the size of each household, the timing of turning to solar energy has never been as favorable as it is now,\" said Samares Vava, founder of the Sun fair.
\"Now, solar energy has penetrated into the minds of customers.
Wadhwa believes solar energy is more reliable than the government\'s current coal.
Independent power supply.
His company contacted city customers directly online, allowing consumers to choose how much solar energy they wanted to invest in, recommending products that match those prices and installing them in their houses.
\"The cost of thermal power is also rising, and if we take into account the cost of the home solar system, it will be repaid within five years,\" Wadhwa said . \".
Not just the city, in the middleor upper-
These long-lasting Indian classes can be harvested. term benefits.
Poor infrastructure in rural India from roads to power plants
But that\'s why.
The \"grid\" solar project has been successful in remote villages.
\"Looking for solar street lights or roofs-
Shyam Patra, founder of Naturetech Infra, said: \"The solar panels installed on the top, with batteries and related lines in the home or store for lighting and other electrical appliances, are now in rural areas
The company provides solar energy directly to rural households and small and micro businesses in India\'s poorest states, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
\"Even petrol pumps and mobile towers operating in rural areas are using solar energy,\" he added . \".
The government is also trying to help.
According to government officials, the department of new energy and renewable energy provides a subsidy of 30 to 40% for the cost of solar lanterns, household lights and small systems.
\"About 20 million solar lights are expected by 2022,\" the official said . \".
\"These lamps usually replace the kerosene lamps and can be purchased for several months with a small loan.
\"Despite the support of the public and private sectors, there are still some obstacles that need to be crossed before solar power actually takes off in India.
Both Wadhwa of Sun Bazaar and Patra of Naturetech point out that solar products are one of them and lack quality control.
\"There are a lot of cheap and cheap here.
Quality products from China, \"said Wadhwa.
\"This weakens consumer confidence in solar energy because it is known that these systems will fail.
Strengthening power lines and improving power grid infrastructure will also be crucial, according to power sector officials.
Patra added that due to the high cost of providing services to small rural projects at present, the cost will increase.
This time, however, India\'s large population may actually be an advantage in reducing costs.
\"If we look at what SolarCity is trying to do in the United StatesS.
If it is economic for them on their limited scale, then it is obviously economic for India on the scale we have.
\"At present, there is no need to eat hot and sour sauce.
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