India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S.

  • metta

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    Feb 17, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S.

    "India is planning to install at least 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022 — a goal that solar power giant China only plans on beating by two years. Both countries are confronting energy crises as coal-fired power plants spread debilitating air pollution throughout fast-growing urban centers. The situation is in many ways more acute in India. More than 300 million Indians do not have access to electricity, and by 2017, it is predicted India will outpace China in economic growth."


    "With an average Indian household using only around one-thirteenth of the power required by an average American home, the 750-megawatt project, which will be on 90 percent government-owned land, could bring power to some two million households."


    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/17/3623515/india-building-worlds-largest-solar-farm/
  • metta

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    Feb 18, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
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    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/18/3624035/offshore-wind-farm-breaks-world-record/