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Trade-Offs in Action - India's solar-powered future clashes with local life

Graham Watson

14th October 2022

The global rise of solar power seems unstoppable, and in the Indian desert, a new solar power farm at Bhadla Park has the capacity to generate significant electricity.

However, there are - as ever - trade-offs. Solar power needs land, so might poorer farmers be marginalised; additionally, there are few jobs created for the local community and the power generated is high voltage and cannot be directly supplied to local villages.

Read this BBC news article

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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