India is on track to produce 700 megawatts of solar power at a cost of USD 2.2 billion by December 2011
"Azure solar power plant in Khadoda is one of the largest utility scale solar power plants in the country. The second phase of Azure solar power plant will add another 5 MW, which is slated to be commissioned by September-end, this year," Azure Power chairman H S Wadhva said.
From a lack of data and trained manpower to dealing with inexperienced investors, India's ambitious dream to boost solar power faces a host of problems that could slow plans to zoom production from near zero to 20 gigawatts by 2022.
General Electric Co kicked off a big push in solar power, unveiling plans to build a new factory that it says will be the largest in the United States and a large round of orders for solar products.
South Asia is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, and patients facing impoverishment as they pay for treatment out of their own pockets, the World Bank said on Wednesday.