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Indian firms build their own solar plants to beat power shortage

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A lamp powered by solar energy in a home in Ahmedabad. The Indian government plans to target up to 100,000 MW of solar generation by 2022, far more than an existing 20,000 MW target.

Mumbai

FED up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced "power holidays", Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help.

In July, it finished building a 13 megawatt solar plant - enough to power 6,000 homes - to keep the lights