Solar power has played practically no role in India up to now. But that may change soon. The government has introduced an ambitious program to expand the country's solar output to 20 gigawatt (GW) by 2020 and boost the local manufacturing market.

India's government plans to confront climate change with a "national mission." But how much action does this mission really include.

Attaracted by the country's great potential and new policies, a number of turbine manufacturers-old and new-are enlivening the Indian wind market.

Thumbing their noses at the financial crisis, investors breathe new life into the Indian wind market; new subsidies are poised to take effect, and industry insiders see an upswing in the offing.