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Conference on opportunities in solar sector begins

International Congress Solar iCon 2016 is being organised by Solar Energy Society of India (SESI)
Conference on opportunities in solar sector begins

Make in India is an initiative of the government of India wherein the Government needs the support of manufacturers, associations and various other Renewable Energy promoters to make the programme a success, Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said while inaugurating a conference on solar sector in New Delhi today.

An international conference on the theme “Make in India: Opportunities and Challenges in Solar Sector” has been organized by Solar Energy Society of India (SESI).

The three day Conference will dwell upon on topics like What to manufacture in India Solar Sector; Where to manufacture the solar equipment; What policies are needed; What Standards are required for durable products; How to embrace and absorb Modern technology and how to absorb it; How to get Finance for startup; How to utilize Innovation for commercialization; What should be taught & How; Workshops for those who want to learn in depth and How to skill the manpower.

While inaugurating the Conference, Kapoor said that the Government is coming out with a major policy to promote manufacturers in India.

Rajinder Kumar Kaura, Chairman, Solar iCon 2016 gave an overview of the Conference and said, “Latest and Modern techniques to manufacture Wafers, Cells and Modules will be shared by the experts with Indian manufacturers. This Congress may help in achieving 100 GW solar power by 2022. With adequate support from the Government to the manufacturers, millions of jobs can be created.”

Ajay Prakash Shrivastava, President, SESI pointed out, “SESI works as a catalyst to attract enough attention throttling the growth potential of Renewable Energy in India. Sh. Shrivastava stressed that while the Prime Minister is there for Make in India but some of the Ministries are not cooperative and the goal of 100 GW cannot be fulfilled unless Solar products are made in India.”

Ravi Khanna, CEO, Aditya Birla Group said, “It is imperative for all of us to strive hard for some alternative sources of energy. Solar energy is one such important source for meeting the energy needs of our people. He elaborated that India has the potential for self-sufficiency in Green Power but what is needed is a balance approach to look at it since Solar Power is now at the Center Stage.”

Eminent International and Indian experts are to deliver their speech on various topics in different sessions and the participants will surely gain from the various deliberations from the conference. 

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