The article digs deeper into the renewable targets set by India and whether these are achievable. It also explores whether India’s focus on renewable energy as part of the energy policy objective makes sense.
Greenpeace India welcomed the draft solar policy which was recently presented at the Delhi Solar Roundtable Conference organised by Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) and suggested the Delhi government to implement the policy as early as possible.
Solar Power as a Remunerative Crop (SPARC) which proposes ‘growing solar power’ as a remunerative ‘crop’ has been in discussion since some time now as an answer to where the solar power will be generated as part of the ambitious target set by India.
Government is on the way to launch a GPS-enabled mobile application in next three months enabling consumers to get trained technicians for installation and maintenance of rooftop solar power generators, heaters and cookers.
A 26-year-old Stanford graduate named Varun Sivaram who is an adviser to the head of New York State’s entire energy portfolio has expressed keen interest to help India reach its goal of generating 100 GW of solar energy by 2022.
Arunabha Ghosh who is the Chief Executive at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, writes about the need for policies to increase the speed of execution, requirement of infrastructure both for setting up and to excavate power which will help scale up and the need for skills to cater to the job opportunities created.