Solar players see sun rising over India

November 25, 2009

India has ambitious plans for solar power as the country looks to boost its solar output to 20 gigawatts by 2022 from close to zero, as Reuters reported in this story.

Some companies are already looking to capture some of the demand they see growing in India.

U.S.-based solar cell maker Suniva finished this week a project with Titan Energy Systems Ltd for a large scale project in West Bengal.

BP Solar also sees a lot of promise in the Indian market, the company’s chief executive said in a recent interview with Reuters.

That chimes with comments from solar thermal player BrightSource, which is looking for partners in India as well as China.

With various companies eyeing the glimmer of future demand and new orders, we wanted to know who you think will be the winners from India’s solar program.

(Photo: A labourer cleans solar cells placed on a window of a newly constructed solar housing complex in Kolkata. Photo Credit: Parth Sanyal / Reuters)

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I hope Singapore government can learn from India in utilizing solar energy.The sun shines practically every day in Singapore.

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