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India Approves Ambitious Solar Plan

Written by , on January 15, 2010

The Indian government has approved the first phase of the proposed "Solar Mission" under which 20 gigawatts of solar capacity is to be installed by 2022 by which time it is hoped that India will have established itself as a global leader in solar power. In the first phase, which has now been formally approved, […]  Read more »

India’s Huge Solar Plans

Written by , on August 11, 2009

India’s Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change has approved in principal the country’s “National Solar Mission” which aims to expand India’s solar power generating capacity from the current 3 gigawatts to 20 gigawatts by 2020 and 200 gigawatts by 2050, The huge scale of the plan can be seen from the fact that, under the […]  Read more »

Indian Boom Triggered by Bust

Written by , on April 27, 2008

In the late 1990s, it was realized that many old “legacy” programs stored dates with the year represented as two digits (as “95″ for 1995, for example). As the year 2000 approached, this would cause errors because the year “00″ would be interpreted as 1900 rather than 2000. This “Y2K problem” had the potential to […]  Read more »