India is at a critical juncture in scaling renewable energy to provide energy access to growing cities and vast rural communities.

India is struggling with skyrocketing energy demands, declining energy supplies, and peak load blackouts and shortages that limit energy access. The country’s recent economic growth has depended largely on fossil fuels, resulting in greater energy security concerns, higher electricity pricing, and increased pollution.

The Indian solar industry has been maturing at a rapid clip, growing more than a hundredfold in four years to reach over 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity in 2014.

This report, one of CDKN’s Inside stories on climate compatible development, looks at how the city of Ahmedabad in Western India is preparing for the increasingly extreme heat of the city, through an early warning system and heat preparedness plan.

This report published by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water & Natural Resources Defense Council presents findings and recommendations of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to scale grid-connected solar energy development in India.