Reach for the sun: how India’s audacious solar ambitions could make or break its climate commitments

India's solar dreams have a new backer in American energy experts. On the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris, a group of solar experts from Stanford University released a report calling India's solar goals a "global priority". The report calls for the international community - banks, financial institutions, governments - to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "audacious solar ambitions", which present opportunities for India and the world. Titled 'How India's Audacious Solar Ambitions Could Make or Break Its Climate Commitments', the report from Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance is authored by Varun Sivaram, energy advisor to the New York Governor, Gireesh Shrimali, director of Climate Policy Initiative, and Dan Reicher, executive director of the Centre.