India establishes solar advisory council


At the meeting, Farooq Abdullah called for the industry to invest more funds in developing solar projects in India. He added that the government would offer its "full support" for the deployment of both grid-connected and off-grid systems.

In a statement released on the ministry’s website, it was said that the Minister also asked industry leaders to "respond favourably and positively to the incentives offered by the Government in this direction."

In response to Farooq Abdullah’s requests, chairman of the new council, SEIAC, said the industry would support the goals of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which aims to install 20 gigawatts by 2020. To date, cumulative photovoltaic capacity stands at 964 megawatts (MW), of which 745 MW were commissioned in 2012.

SEIAC is expected to advise the Indian government on "various technology related matters, attract investment across the value chain, steps required to encourage R&D and drive down costs and make the Indian solar industry globally competitive."

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:

Popular content

Anker launches new all-in-one home storage solution

10 July 2024 Anker has developed a new all-in-one home storage solution with up to 30 kWh of capacity, available in single-phase and three-phase configurations.


Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.