India to launch 100 crore solar power projects by 2020, officials say

By By BHANDAI: India will soon launch 100 solar power project projects, the government said on Monday, as part of a drive to curb dependence on foreign fossil fuels.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said the plan to launch solar power and wind energy projects in the country will help address the growing threat of global warming, the main challenge of which is climate change.

“Our target is to provide 100 solar energy and 100 wind energy in the next five years,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The projects will be deployed at all locations in the nation, including the cities and towns.

The solar energy projects will come under the category of solar power.

The wind energy will be under the Category of wind energy.

The projects will have a range of capacities of up to 2,000 MW and 1,000 megawatts, it added.

India has the world’s second-largest solar capacity after China.

It aims to have 100 GW of installed capacity by 2020.