With the solar energy sector picking up rapidly and many parties joining it, there is need to bring all solar energy players under one umbrella to achieve a common goal, a leading expert said here today.
“Over 950 megawatt worth of solar power purchase agreements have been signed recently by more than 80 different parties and solar energy activities picking up rapidly, both off grid and on grid. All solar energy players need to be brought under one umbrella to achieve a common goal”, Pranav Mehta, founder chairman of Solar Energy Association, said.
He was speaking at the launch of the Solar Energy Association of Gujarat at the Ahmedabad Management Association here.
Doctor J.J. Irani, former national president of the Confederation of Indian Industries and director of Tata Sons, formally launched the Gujarat chapter of the association.
Mehta added that solar Energy should be accorded the same priority as space and nuclear activities at the national level with similar resource allocation and administration.
“The present target of 20,000 MW is too low and should be revised upwards to at least 50,000 MW by 2030,” he proposed.
Key solar energy companies like Sun Edison, GMR Energy, Abellon Clean Energy, Kiran Energy, Enam Infrastructure, Electrotherm Renewables, Mahindra Solar among others attended the launch.