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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:33 AM

World's largest solar field switched on in India


NEW DELHI—The west Indian state of Gujarat is flipping the switch on Asia's largest solar power field, as just part of its 600 megawatt solar energy addition to India's power grid.

The Gujarat Solar Park, spread across a desolate swath of desert, accounts for 214 MW of photovoltaic solar capacity, making it larger than China's 200 MW Golmud Solar Park.

The project gives a serious boost to India's renewable energy ambitions.

India aims for solar power to account for 3 percent of national capacity -- or 1,000 MW -- by 2013. Overall, it wants renewables to make up 15 percent of capacity by 2020, from 6 percent today.


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BlueToTheBone Apr 2012 #1

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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:39 AM

1. We are turning into a backwater nation.

What a sad story. Remember 2000 "Bridge to the Future" with surpluses, alternative energy in the works, no big war anywhere. I wonder if Sandra Day O'Connor gets up in the middle of the night in horror at her evil vote.

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