MNRE, NITI Aayog, & Invest India conduct Symposium on Solar PV Manufacturing
EoIs for 20 GW of module and cell manufacturing issued
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NITI Aayog, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and Invest India organized a symposium on solar Photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing, 'India PV Edge-2020, on October 6, 2020 to inform the global PV industry of opportunities in India.
Agriculture activity requires reliable and contant supply for mechnanised farming and for irrigation. Solar energy could be viable and cost effective option for Indian farmers to adopt, reducing the overall burden on them and on Electricity Distribution Companies.
Addressing the ‘Plenary Session’, R K Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), ministries of Power and New and Renewable Energy, said, “India has the fastest-growing renewable energy capacity addition in the world and the power demand has been witnessing continuous growth. Renewables are supplementing electricity supply to a significant extent. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is committed to transition to clean energy.
In addition to the vision of 450 GW installed renewables capacity by 2030, India has a plan not only for grid-connected solar and renewables, but also an ambitious vision for mobility, followed by electricity-based cooking. As a result of the government’s measures to achieve Aatmanirbhar Bharat, already EoIs for 20 GW of module and cell manufacturing have been issued. India will continue to be the fastest and largest-growing market for investment in renewables.”