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Saturday, April 06, 2002
India boosts PV production: Bharat Heavy Electricals, based in Bangalore, produced 1700 kw of solar panels. In 2001, they grew "its Solar Photovoltaic business by doubling its production and turnover." They have also begun work for the Indian Space Research Organisation for making Solar Photovoltaic Panels for Satellite applications, with higher quality demands. 4:43:33 PM
Big plans for wind power form a conference in Paris (April 2002):
- France to spend 10 bln euros on 10 MW of wind power, mostly offshore, to grow from 15% to 21% renewables by 2010.
- India plans 6,000 MW wind power in next 10 years, with legislation to encourage private investment. This will augment 1500 MW wind and 1900 MW of other renewables installed to date.
- German study sees 5-fold global rise in wind power, from 25 GW to 120GW by 2010. By 2007, European growth rates will be overtaken by those elsewhere, like Spain, Italy, France, Poland and Turkey, and later in Brazil and India. Germany's capacity is projected to grow to 47,000 MW or 28% of demand by 2030. Sources are DEWI and EUREC.