India's Solar Mission - 100GW by 2022

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  1. Lion of Rajputana
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    Want cheap power for a tonne of people? Start building nuclear reactors like France, and overall pursue an all of the above strategy in renewable power sources, rather than single mindedly pursuing a single alternative energy source. Combined, the different alternative energy sources can solve a lot of problems.

    Let the Chinese burn coal and choke to death, India needs to be smarter.
     
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    multiple threads to ask in Airforce and LC threads.. HAL is quite capable organisation, they have their own shortcomings and advantages. Competition is never bad.
     
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    Thanks bro.
    I'll ask things in their related threads further .
     
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    Chinese are ahead of us in clean energy RnD while we are working at snail's speed on AHWR. They have started work on molten salt reactor and in parallel speeded up the work on sustained confinement using lasers.
     
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    Yet they are also simultaneously burning all the coal they can find. And I see a handful of users on this thread wanting to emulate that behavior or race China in use of nonrenewables. That's not the smart thing to do, shift focus on R&D of renewables as you mentioned (Thorium salt reactors are one such example) and beat China there while they continue to make their own air unbreathable. Trying to burn coal and compete w/ China there would be foolhardy.
     
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    I appreciate your positivism and first we should strictly start implementing solar energy in heavily polluted areas like our capital, industrial cities.
     
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    Absolutely, start going renewable wherever it's possible. I'm not saying it'll be easy, it'll actually be tougher at first than just taking the easy way out and burning coal, but it'll pay off big time in the end.
     
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    yep business risks but bigger gains..
     
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    @Agent_47 too

    I agree with the crux of "Disruptive Tech" - Any money spent on R&D is a predictive gameble, that must be done. It was so with ISRO- paid off with a sufficient space program. It is still so with Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan - The benefits of mining or colonisation can be huge- its a race.

    I am completely behind you and @Agent_47 on that. My quibble is with projects that have no R&D component and make vey little economical sense. a 40%+ margin is huge.- We should have competition where companies fight to shave off percentages. Not just hand over to a clearly less competitive project because it is clean energy (simply with no CO2 emissions. not to be confused with pollution- No air pollution with the advent of current clean coal technology in UMPP only CO2 emissions ). As I explained we can go clean all we want- the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere redistribute and affect everybody equally. (melting icecaps with rising temperature.) So, we should do it with a pact with everybody, and get some leeway because of our lesser historical responsibility.

    Solar is not cheaper than coal now. We are substituting a completely indigenous power plant with majority imported project - and for higher prices - and for the purpose of lesser emissions- but the the emissions of others are still going to affect us just the same.

    R&D innovation are much needed. If we had spent 30% less making a power project and given 30% free to Adani or whoever for R&D. It still woud have been fine. What we have done is give 100% off to Chinese companies and got a power plant. The R&D that is going to result from this project money is for the CHINESE, not India. Why cant you guys understand that?? Your point that we are trying something new does not work. - We already know how solar plants are set up and run. What did we learn from this?? I really fail to get you guys.
    I will have to respectfully Disagree.

    Have a good day
     
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    Revision of cumulative targets under National Solar Mission from 20,000 MW by 2021-22 to 1,00,000 MW

    India surging ahead in the field of Green Energy - 100 GW Solar Scale-Up plan


    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for stepping up of India’s solar power capacity target under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) by five times, reaching 1,00,000 MW by 2022. The target will principally comprise of 40 GW Rooftop and 60 GW through Large and Medium Scale Grid Connected Solar Power Projects. With this ambitious target, India will become one of the largest Green Energy producers in the world, surpassing several developed countries.

    The total investment in setting up 100 GW will be around Rs. 6,00,000 cr. In the first phase, the Government of India is providing Rs. 15,050 crore as capital subsidy to promote solar capacity addition in the country. This capital subsidy will be provided for Rooftop Solar projects in various cities and towns, for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) based projects to be developed through the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and for decentralized generation through small solar projects. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) intends to achieve the target of 1,00,000 MW with targets under the three schemes of 19,200 MW.

    Apart from this, solar power projects with investment of about Rs. 90,000 crore would be developed using Bundling mechanism with thermal power. Further investment will come from large Public Sector Undertakings and Independent Power Producers (IPPs). State Governments have also come out with State specific solar policies to promote solar capacity addition.

    The Government of India may also approach bilateral and international donors as also the Green Climate Fund for achieving this target. Solar power can contribute to the long term energy security of India, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels that put a strain on foreign reserves and the ecology as well. The solar manufacturing sector will get a boost with this long term trajectory of solar capacity addition. This will help in creation of technology hubs for manufacturing. The increased manufacturing capacity and installation are expected to pave way for direct and indirect employment opportunities in both the skilled and unskilled sector.

    The new solar target of 100 GW is expected to abate over 170 million tonnes of CO2 over its life cycle. This Solar Scale-up Plan has a target of 40 GW through Decentralized Solar Power Generation in the form of Grid Connected Rooftop Projects. While Decentralized Generation will stabilise the grid, it will minimise investment on power evacuation.

    To facilitate such a massive target, the Prime Minister’s Office has been pushing various Ministries to initiate supporting interventions, like:-

    a) incorporating changes in land use regulations and tenancy laws to facilitate aggregation and leasing of land by farmers/ developers for solar projects;

    b) identification of large chunks of land for solar projects;

    c) identification of large government complexes/ buildings for rooftop projects;

    d) clear survey of wastelands and identification of transmission/ road infrastructure using satellite technology for locating solar parks;

    e) development of power transmission network/ Green Energy Corridor;

    f) setting up of exclusive parks for domestic manufacturing of solar PV modules;

    g) provision of roof top solar and 10 percent renewable energy as mandatory reform under the new scheme of Ministry of Urban Development;

    h) amendments in building bye-laws for mandatory provision of roof top solar for new construction or higher FAR;

    i) considering infrastructure status for solar projects; raising tax free solar bonds; providing long tenor loans; making roof top solar a part of housing loan by banks/ NHB and extending IIFCL credit facility to such projects by the Department of Financial Services;

    j) suitable amendments to the Electricity Act for strong enforcement of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and for providing Renewable Generation Obligation (RGO);

    k) incorporating measures in Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for encouraging distribution companies and making net-metering compulsory.

    Background:

    JNNSM was launched in 2009 with a target for Grid Connected Solar Projects of 20,000 MW by 2022. In the last two to three years, the sector has witnessed rapid development with installed solar capacity increasing rapidly from 18 MW to about 3800 MW during 2010 - 15. The price of solar energy has come down significantly from Rs.17.90 per unit in 2010 to under Rs.7 per unit, thereby reducing the need of VGF / GBI per MW of solar power. With technology advancement and market competition, this Green Power is expected to reach grid parity by 2017-18. These developments would enable India to achieve its present target of 20,000 MW. But considering its international commitment towards Green and climate friendly growth trajectory, the Government of India has taken this path-breaking decision.


    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=122566
     
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    Terrible idea. Unskilled workers are dead end workers. Even after 30 years, all he will be doing is cleaning solar panels earning minimum wage.

    What's more important is to teach the multitudes a skill that they can hone and develop on their own, which they can sell to someone for a fee.
     
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    For India this is almost unbelivable, a target being revised UPWARDS and that too by a factor of FIVE?? Damn.

    As a critic of Modi I can honestly say there is no one even remotely close to him in terms of suitability for the role of PM now or for the forseeable future. Hopefully he has another 7-12 years in him to really transform India across the board. What he has set in motion in the past 2.5 years almost eclipses what the UPA did in 10 effing years.


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    It's not that Modi is doing very well. He is doing what any good leader should do. It's just that the UPA was extremely bad. UPA is making Modi look good.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Agreed but I think it is a combination of the two, Modi certainly has his own personal charm as a leader and comes across very trustworthy (compared to the PMs I have seen in the UK this is quite a feat) btu naturally the UPA's truly abysmal performance is only making Modi look better.
     
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