The government of India recently announced that this year’s national budget includes $165 million worth of funding for various projects using solar power that will benefit the whole country.
One part of India’s renewable energy plan includes the construction and development of what will, upon completion, be the largest solar power projects in the world. Arun Jaitley, who is India’s finance minister, announced that $83 million will go toward the construction and development of four mega facilities that will be located across India. They will be located in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan. Each of these facilities is expected to be able to achieve capacities of between 2,000 MW and 4,000 MW once it is completed.
Another part of the plan allows for $67 million to be used to install solar power systems for irrigation pumps and water pumping stations. These facilities will greatly benefit farmers in India’s agriculture driven economy.
This budget clearly shows that India’s government is committed to the development and cultivation of alternative energy sources. For more information on India’s new solar energy projects, read the full article at .