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From thermal to solar units, China dominates India's power sector

Barring a few, all privately-owned thermal power units, roughly about 40,000 Mw, constructed over the past decade were built using Chinese equipment.

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India’s solar cell manufacturing capacity stands at 3 Gw and for modules (finished product) it is 5 Gw, while the country’s solar power generation capacity stands at 32 Gw.

Shreya Jai New Delhi
Right after winning India’s largest solar cell manufacturing tender this month, Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Enterprises, was reported to have said he would edge out Chinese solar products in 3-5 years. This would be an uphill task, given the fact that Chinese firms supply equipment for 78 per cent of India’s solar power project market.

Owing to a robust supply chain and remarkably low prices, China has been fuelling the power sector's growth in India for about two decades now — from coal powered units to solar power. 

Barring a few, all privately-owned thermal power units, roughly about 40,000 Mw, constructed

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First Published: Jun 17 2020 | 10:38 PM IST

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