By Power Engineering:
“The cost of solar power is coming down. Even without government subsidy solar power is available at `9 per unit,” says Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary (Solar), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, in conversation with Nayana Singh
What is your vision for the National Solar Mission?
The National Solar Mission is thoroughly dedicated to ensuring that there is huge increase in generation of solar energy in the country. The nation has abundant sunshine and with right kind of technology and strategy we can use sun’s power to fuel a large percentage of the nation’s power related needs. Another important focus of the National Solar Mission is to develop India as a manufacturing hub of solar energy. We are working on Research and Development in order to come up with indigenous technology to provide solar energy to those who do not have electricity facilities. The success of solar energy sector within the country largely depends on favourable government policies, which should be designed to foster growth of the sector.
What steps would you suggest to overcome the challenges?
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