India aims for 500GW solar power by 2030
According to India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the state of Rajasthan in the northeastern area of India achieved solar power capacity of 10.5GW, the largest capacity in the country, as of the end of January. This is equivalent to 20% of the total capacity in India of 49GW. The capacity in the state of Rajasthan exceeded the state of Karnataka and the state of Gujarat, where solar power generation is active, for the first time. In India, the solar power capacity increased by about 6.5GW in the last three years. Prime Minister Modi is indicating a target to expand the solar power capacity to 500GW by 2030. Owing to the active promotion by the government, the signing of MOUs about solar power projects by the public and private sectors has been increasing sharply in India since last year.