Mr. Deepak Gupta former MNRE Secretary, who played a key role in planning India national Solar Mission and presided over the execution of JNNSM Phase -1 has joined the National Solar Energy Federation – NSEFI as Director General.
National Solar Energy Federation of India Chairman Pranav Mehta highlights India’s Impressive Solar Growth story at Germany and Qatar
In less than 6 months of it’s formation National Solar Energy Federation of India – NSEFI has started attracting attention in the solar energy space not only in India but also elsewhere in the world.
Recently NSEFI Chapirman Pranav Mehta, a solar industry veteran and thought leader in India, on an invitation from GIZ and IGEF the Government agencies of Germany and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation KAHRAMAA shared his perspectives on India’s solar growth story.
At Berlin in Germany whilst participating in the in the Information and Dialogue Event on “Market Potentials and Business Applications of Photovoltaic in India”, Mehta highlighted India’s large solar potential estimated at 50,000 MW by 2050 and exhorted German companies to explore this long term sustained business and bring their vast experience in solar roof top and off grid to India with technology and finance at attractive interest rates as some other countries like US have done.
In Qatar whilst speaking at the “ Solar Qatar Summit 2013” where his presentation “Converting Solar Dreams in to Reality in India – Sharing the Experience” was attended amongst others by India’s Ambassador to Qatar Shri Sanjiv Arora and Qatar Minister for Environment and Renewable Energy, Mehta highlighted India’s impressive achievement of 2100 MW of solar power in a relatively short period of two years from 2011 – 2013 and the earlier planning period of four years, describing the drivers for solar dreams of India, initial steps by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, National Action Plan for solar energy, and covering success stories as also trials and tribulations involved before the success was achieved.
The presentation also covered future plans and attractive possibilities and potential for solar energy growth in India – further highlighting the need for regional and international cooperation in this very promising area of climate change mitigation and global warming –emphasizing the need for joining hands to “Let us Save the Planet” mission.
The Gulf Times, extensively covered his views, especially his emphasis on synergy between Qatar and India and the possibilities Indian experience in solar energy being helpful in evolving Qatar solar plans.