Power Minister Piyush Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing

As India is looking forward to increase the capacity of renewable energy in the power sector to 225 Giga Watts by 2022, the government’s main thrust would be to promote indigenous manufacturing of high quality solar equipments, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. “Wind – we are manufacturing in India; hydro equipment is largely indigenous, and coal based thermal plans are mostly indigenous. The missing link in the entire valley chain is solar manufacturing and the government is very seriously looking at ways and means to promote Indian manufacture of high quality solar equipments,” Goyal told ANI.

“So, effectively, we will already be 40 percent of our install capacity roughly by 2022, coming from its renewable sources. This will significantly up the ante on availability of low cost power for several years to come,” he added.

In order to reduce carbon footprint in India, Goyal said the government was working on alternative modules to keep less dependency on coal in the upcoming years.

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