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Friday, October 9, 2015

Impact of India As a Result of Modernization

India’s Energy Crisis

Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal—and quite possibly destroying the global climate?

Richard Martin | October 7, 2015

[...]On the wall of the hut a single LED lightbulb glows softly, connected through the roof to a black cable that stretches to a 100-watt solar panel on the roof of a concrete house nearby. It is a direct outcome of the policies of the central government, a thousand miles to the north in Delhi. Appapur is a “solar village,” one of the showcases for the government’s drive to bring solar power to small, unelectrified villages across India.

Lanco Solar CEO V. Saibaba has stated that he thinks solar power costs in India could come down 40% by 2015, which would make solar cost-competitive with other energy sources even without subsidies correcting for the social costs of dirty energy. Source:

<more at; related links: (Cost of Solar Power in India May Drop 40% by 2015. November 3, 2011) and (2015 - A Year of Growth for Indian Solar Industry)>

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