Wednesday 1 July 2015, AmsterdamIndia is forecast to witness robust growth in solar power generation capacity due to rising focus of the government towards sustainable energy generation. Availability of abundant sunshine throughout the year makes the country an ideal location for solar power generation. Rapid population growth and increasing urbanization and industrialization is driving demand for energy, traditionally met by coal and crude oil. However, growing shift towards renewable sources of energy and favorable government initiatives have increased the share of solar power in the country’s total energy generation mix. Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), a capacity addition of 20,000 MW has been envisaged to be achieved by 2022. This would require production and usage of solar cells and modules for power generation. The second phase of JNNSM solar development program mandates 50% local equipment sourcing, which is expected to boost the country’s solar equipment market.