India’s embrace of solar energy represents “an historic opportunity,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday, during the inauguration of a 10-megawatt project in the northern state of Gujarat.
Ban “praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plans to install 100 gigawatts of solar across the country by 2022,” PV_Tech reports.
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“Solar power protects the environment. It creates development. It helps us conserve land. And it promotes health and prosperity. More solar power means less pollution. And that will lead to cleaner air and healthier lives,” Ban said. ““I commend Prime Minister Modi for his commitment to dramatically scale up renewable energy. I applaud his pledge to light every household in India with a solar light bulb.”
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