#REINVEST2020 Programme: Session Details


Friday, 27 Nov, 2020 1500 - 1630 IST Virtual Session Coordinators

Solarizing Agriculture: Cultivating Renewable Energy in India’s Farmlands

Mr Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary
amitesh.ks@gov.in
Ms Bincy Alex
bincy.alex@cii.in

Solar energy has come a long way in the last decade. Back in 2010, the global market was small and countries like Germany and Italy were highly dependent on subsidies, however the situation has now changed. 2020 is expected to witness installed capacity of solar power of more than 115 gigawatts (GW across the world, which may increase to 3000 GW to 5000 GW by 2030. By that time, India will also have an installed capacity of 300 GW. In the coming years, technology improvements will ensure that solar becomes even more cheaper, having a positive impact on the environment and climate change.

 

Going forward, the solar industry has very clear cost-reduction roadmaps, which should see solar costs becoming half by 2030. Various new and cutting-edge technologies, such as bifacial, heterojunction, tandem cells in different forms, perovskite, direct wafer etc. are under development aiming for higher-efficiency and low cost modules. Low cost of solar will also expedite the growth and uses of hydrogen technologies in grid-balancing, by industry and in the transportation sector. In future, solar energy will also be the key for electric vehicles and solar powered charging infrastructure. The other important innovation will be to integrate solar into our homes, businesses and power systems. This means better power electronics and huge need for increased energy storage, involving battery, pump storage, fuel cells & other forms of storage, roof top installation and Agro-PV applications.

 

This session will deliberate upon highlighting innovations and advancements in solar energy technology and its equitable adoption for empowering a sustainable future.

 

Discussion Points

  • Where is the world headed with Solar technology?
  • How prepared is India to claim its place in the world as a Solar giant?
  • What are the different investment models of the future?

Raj Kumar Singh

Raj Kumar Singh

Minister of State (IC) for Power and NRE
Government of India

Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur

Director General
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Bhanu Mehrotra

Bhanu Mehrotra

Sector Lead
International Finance Corporation

Mohinder Gulati

Mohinder Gulati

International Consultant
World Bank

Satya Tripathi

Satya Tripathi

UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of Office
United Nations Environment Programme, New York Off

Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh Kumar

Executive Vice Chairperson
Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Trilok Chand Gupta

Trilok Chand Gupta

Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. Haryana
Power and New & Renewable Energy Departments.

Vandana Gombar

Vandana Gombar

Editor, Global Policy
BloombergNEF