Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Modi to Use Solar to Bring Power to Every Indian Home by 2019

Wow what an amazing idea, conserving scarce water resources whilst generating clean electricity, and without causing noise or having to purchase land. I wonder how much silver wiring and paste (in the solar panels) this project will consume if they are going to connect 400,000,000 people in India, that are currently without any electricity, to solar?

From Bloomberg.com

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India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power to enable every home to run at least one light bulb by 2019, a party official said.

“We look upon solar as having the potential to completely transform the way we look at the energy space,” said Narendra Taneja, convener of the energy division at Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, which swept to power on May 16 in the biggest electoral win in three decades.

About 400 million people in India lack access to electricity, more than the combined population of the U.S. and Canada.

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