India boasts Asia’s largest solar park. The country knows it lacks resources and is working to reduce dependency on expensive energy imports like oil.
An epic solar car race has begun in Australia, with vehicles crossing the country's tropical north to its southern shores. The World Solar Challenge aims to showcase technology that could be used for commercial purposes.
China's mass-deployment of solar power has helped capacity of the renewable energy grow by 50 percent in 2016. Analysts have praised a sharp drop in the price of panels and more government support.
The development of renewable energy is setting new records, with solar power now becoming cheaper than energy from new coal or nuclear plants. China and other players in Asia are making serious inroads into the market.
In a major decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power program, the government has approved a plan for 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to meet the country's growing demand for energy.
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