This piece in The Times makes for lovely reading early in the morning: India looks to the sun for ambitious surge in green power - Times Online
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Personally, I think that the plans (or hopes as some of my friends see them) are excellent. The implementation is not going to be easy, though. That said, if this is done right, I cannot see any reason why this project to use solar power across India cannot succeed. In fact, I would hope that, in the spirit of friendly competition, this is carried to the rest of the region - much of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and to a smaller extent Nepal and Bhutan have the same kinds of climatic conditions that India has. All of these countries could benefit from using the light of the sun instead of burning fossil fuels and squandering away their hard-earned money on fuel purchases from the Gulf, Indonesia and elsewhere.