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IEA: India set to become major solar centre

Solar could become the main source of electricity generation in India within a decade—if intermittency can be managed

India is set to take centre stage over the next decade as the solar capital of the world, the IEA predicts. But while significant advances have already been made, the Paris-based organisation cautions that this can only happen if the nation finds a way of balancing demand and supply. In a virtual conference to mark the launch of its India Energy Outlook 2021 on Tuesday, IEA executive director Fatih Birol and Tim Gould, head of division for energy supply outlooks and investment, explained that, as the third-largest energy consumer in the world, the scope for energy production growth in India is huge.  “India will really need a wide variety of innovative and sustainable technologie

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