Through a mix of good policies and technical innovation, coal-dependent India has kick-started a solar revolution that the world looks up to and investors are keen to take part in. But after an initial boom, the country’s renewable dream faces a reality check as India comes to grips with the parts of its economy that are harder to decarbonise. Today, India is home to four of the world’s ten biggest solar parks, and has one of the most ambitious solar targets in the world, aiming to achieve 280GW of grid-connected capacity by the end of the decade, as part of a broader 450GW renewable target. If this was the case today, India would be the world’s top solar generator, well above China which currently sits at 204GW of installed capacity.
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