Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules


              Farmer Pravinbhai Parmar stands near solar panels installed at a farm in Dhundi village of Kheda district in western Indian Gujarat state, India, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Parmar has been using solar power for irrigation and sells the excess electricity to the state's grid to earn additional income. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
            
              Farmer Pravinbhai Parmar operates a pump run by solar panels installed at a farm in Dhundi village of Kheda district in western Indian Gujarat state, India, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Parmar has been using solar power for irrigation and sells the excess electricity to the state's grid to earn additional income. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
            
              A solar power plant works in Pavagada Tumkur district, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Nationwide, fossil fuels, particularly coal, generate more than 70% of India’s electricity and has been doing so for years. Renewable energy contributes close to 10% of India’s electricity needs. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              FILE - A woman works at a coal depot in Ahmedabad, India, May 2, 2022. Fossil fuels generate more than 70% of India’s electricity and have been doing so for decades. Coal is by far the largest share of dirty fuels. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
            
              Farmer Pravinbhai Parmar shows a chart of surplus solar power sold to the Dhundi solar power producer co-operative society in Dhundi village of Kheda district in western Indian Gujarat state, India, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Parmar has been using solar power for irrigation and sells the excess electricity to the state's grid to earn additional income.
            
              Farmer Pravinbhai Parmar shows drip irrigation run by solar panels installed at a farm in Dhundi village of Kheda district in western Indian Gujarat state, India, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Parmar has been using solar power for irrigation and sells the excess electricity to the state's grid to earn additional income. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
            
              Farmer Pravinbhai Parmar cleans a solar panel installed at a farm in Dhundi village of Kheda district in western Indian Gujarat state, India, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Parmar has been using solar power for irrigation and sells the excess electricity to the state's grid to earn additional income. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules