India’s ultra-mega solar project to be discussed at WB summit

India’s ultra-mega solar project to be discussed at WB summit
11/12/2017 , by , in ALLIED

India’s ultra-mega solar project will come up for discussion at the One Planet Summit in France this week, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said.

The ultra-mega solar power projects, also known as ultra mega solar parks, are a series of solar power projects planned by India to enhance its capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW.

“Among one of the major projects that we’re putting on the table at the summit is a ultra-mega project in India for solar,” Kim said yesterday in response to a question.

In an interaction with reporters on bank’s continuing work on climate change mitigation and its efforts at helping developing countries implement the Paris Agreement, Kim said he and the World Bank has worked very closely with Prime Minister NarendraModi.

“I am very optimistic about what could happen with renewable energy (in India),” Kim told reporters in a conference call ahead of the summit.

Noting that Modi is very personal, very public and very strong support of moving India to a lower carbon renewable energy future, Kim said the Indian leader has made a very ambitious target for India to reduce its carbon intensity.

 

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