India's 100GW of solar by 2022: Pragmatism or Targetitis?

Nathan, Hippu Salk Kristle (2015) India's 100GW of solar by 2022: Pragmatism or Targetitis? Economic and Political Weekly, L (50). pp. 10-14.

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Abstract: The Government of India’s target of 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022 refl ects two perspectives. One, it embodies a practical need and urgency for solar energy from climate and energy security points of view. The other perspective, however, is that it shows the typical tendency of government authorities to draw up overly ambitious targets and be in a perennial promise mode. While examining the feasibility of this target, this article raises key concerns and offers suggestions on the appropriate land procurement and rooftop policies, as well as manufacturing strategies that need to be drawn up.
Item Type: Journal Paper
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
Programmes > Energy and Environment Programme
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 06:29
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 06:29
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