It is expected that India will put in 48 gigawatts of new wind energy by 2024, more than half of all new wind installations in south and east Asia. That is the nameplate capacity of 48 small nuclear plants, though probably it will be the practical equivalent of about half that number. The industry benefits from government backing, though Prime Minister Modi is more enthusiastic about solar.
The German energy company, Siemens, will build 2 gigawatts worth of new wind farms in Egypt They will be sited at the Gulf of Suez and elsewhere along the northwestern coast. Egypt suffers from a substantial shortfall in electricity at the moment. Some of the components will be made in Egypt itself, demonstrating the way green energy can be a generator of jobs, as well.
Source: Truthdig/Juan Cole