Solar Scenario

The latest issue of “Down to Earth” highlights the present status of Indian Solar manufacturing sector vis-à-vis the global production.

Global share of Solar Modules

1. China 55%

2. USA 18%

3. Europe13%

4. Japan 13%

5. Others 1%

China, which had only 1% share of the global market in 2001 has soared to 55% by 2010, which is a staggering growth by any standard.

Readers may refer the cover story in “Down to Earth”, Aug 1-15, 2012, pp.24-33 authored by Kushal Pal Singh and Jonas Hamberg for a detailed analysis of the present scenario.

MSR/14 Aug.2012