The next-generation solarium, which is being developed by the government-owned company, is a new, environmentally friendly and cheap way to produce renewable energy.
Its key selling point is its large-scale production capability and low price tag, which can reach as low as Rs 20 per kg, making it a viable option for the poorest of the poor in India.
It has also been proposed for a number of industries including hospitals, agriculture, power, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.
But its development could prove challenging for the government as it faces fierce opposition from the agitating groups.
This could prove an issue as solarium is currently being developed in the US, where solarium production is prohibited and many of the solariums are being exported to developing countries.
However, India’s solar energy ministry has expressed concern over the viability of the proposed solarium.
The ministry, however, has said the proposed production system would help farmers with solar energy production, and it was not a “one-size-fits-all” solution for the country.
The government, which has promised to develop solar energy capacity for at least 60% of India’s population, has already started its first commercial operation, but its scale has not yet been fully realised.
It is not clear whether India will be able to meet its energy needs until the next decade.
The government has already said that it wants to increase the number of solar-powered households to 10% by 2020.