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Modi govt to step beyond renewable goal with China-scale tenders

India needs to expand its current solar capacity sevenfold to reach the 100 gigawatts by 2022

Anindya Upadhyay | Bloomberg 

In a bid to exceed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s climate pledges, India announced that it will tender enough renewable energy projects over the next three years to surpass 200 gigawatts of green capacity build by 2022. India declared a three-year programme towards tenders for renewable energy projects that will meet its original target of 175 gigawatts of clean-energy capacity within five years, in addition to plans to spur local solar equipment manufacturing that will help push past the goal. It’s also looking at ways to export more wind turbines, a measure that may ...

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First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 02:01 IST